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Michelangelo Maxims


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.


Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.


Genius is eternal patience.


Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.


There is no greater harm than that of time wasted.


“If we have been pleased with life, we should not be displeased with death, since it comes from the hand of the same master.”


“The promises of this world are, for the most part, vain phantoms; and to confide in one's self, and become something of worth and value is the best and safest course.”


A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it.


What do you despise? By this you are truly known