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Is this a Michelangelo quote?[edit]

“A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it.” Attributed to Michelangelo by other less reputable sites. Verification? — J. Mertes

Is this his?[edit]

I have seen the quote: “The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short but insetting our aim too low and achieving our mark.” attributed to Michelangelo. Can this be verified? Thanks! --Lbeaumont 18:10, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

A version of this is now in the "Misattributed" section, with a note about the earliest appearance I could find. ~ Ningauble 13:16, 31 May 2011 (UTC)
I moved this quote from "Misattributed" to "Disputed" since it doesn't seem completely certain that it is misattributed to him. —Kri 12:29, 14 July 2011 (UTC)

Is this a real quote?[edit]

Is this a real quote? "A good artist ought never to allow impatience to overcome his sense of the main end of art -- perfection" Michelangelo Buonarroti 1475-1564 — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:11, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

Please always start a new section for an unrelated comment by pressing "Add topic", and also sign your comments. —Kri 12:27, 14 July 2011 (UTC)

Source of quote?[edit]

"What spirit is so empty and blind, that it cannot recognize the fact that the foot is more noble than the shoe, and skin more beautiful that the garment with which it is clothed?"

Popular (mis)attribution. ~ DanielTom (talk) 16:05, 14 August 2013 (UTC)

To escape death, I bind my soul to my work[edit]

How about this one? "I know the creator will go, but the work survives. That is why, to escape death, I bind my soul to my work." — Alousybum (talk) 18:58, 6 October 2015 (UTC)