Michelangelo (March 06, 1475 - February 18, 1564)
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Genius is eternal patience.
The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.
The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.
If we have been pleased with life, we should not be displeased with death, since it comes from the hand of the same master.
I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
Literature boils with the madcap careers of writers brought to the edge by the demands of living on their nerves, wringing out their memories and their nightmares to extract meaning, truth, beauty.
The secret of a good life is to have the right loyalties and hold them in the right scale of values.
(November 20, 1884 - December 19, 1968)
The image of myself which I try to create in my own mind in order that I may love myself is very different from the image which I try to create in the minds of others in order that they may love me
W. H. Auden