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  • #1
    Michelangelo
    “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.”
    Michelangelo


  • #2
    Michelangelo
    “It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.”
    Michelangelo
    tags: art


  • #3
    Mahatma Gandhi
    “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
    Mahatma Gandhi


  • #4
    “One who voluntarily deprives oneself of food may live twice as long as one who is forced to be without food. Similarly, you can choose to go without water for several days, but if you are deprived of it, you die more quickly. The older men survived because they had resaons to live - a garden to finish, a wife to see to, and grandchildren to help raise - whereas the younger men had less encouraging them to return (from battle). Strong wills become more crucial than strong bodies. It was this principle that inspired the establishment of Outward Bound. Yet, more than two millennia earlier, Alexander led his troops out of the desert with this same principle.”
    Lance Kurke, The Wisdom of Alexander the Great: Enduring Leadership Lessons from the Man Who Created an Empire


  • #5
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
    Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches


  • #6
    Michelangelo
    “So now, from this mad passion
    Which made me take art for an idol and a king
    I have learnt the burden of error that it bore
    And what misfortune springs from man's desire...
    The world's frivolities have robbed me of the time
    That I was given for reflecting upon God.”
    Michelangelo


  • #7
    “If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.”
    Gordon A. Eadie


  • #8
    Michelangelo
    “Is it any wonder, since, when near the fire,
    I was melted and burned, if now that it's extinguished
    outside me, it besets and consumes me inside,
    and bit by bit reduces me to ashes?”
    Michelangelo


  • #9
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “All that is gold does not glitter,
    Not all those who wander are lost;
    The old that is strong does not wither,
    Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

    From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
    A light from the shadows shall spring;
    Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
    The crownless again shall be king.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring


  • #10
    Michelangelo
    “Death and love are the two wings that bear the good man to heaven.”
    Michelangelo


  • #11
    Michelangelo
    “If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all.”
    Michelangelo


  • #12
    Michelangelo
    “Dear to me is sleep: still more, being made of stone,
    While pain and guilt still linger here below,
    Blindness and numbness--these please me alone;
    Then do not wake me, keep your voices low.”
    Michelangelo


  • #13
    Michelangelo
    “The greatest artist does not have any concept
    Which a single piece of marble does not itself contain
    Within its excess, though only
    A hand that obeys the intellect can discover it.”
    Michelangelo, I Sonetti Di Michelangelo: The 78 Sonnets of Michelangelo with Verse Translation


  • #14
    Michelangelo
    “Beauty is the purgation of superfluities.”
    Michelangelo


  • #15
    Michelangelo
    “If I am more alive because love burns and chars me,
    as a fire, given wood or wind, feels new elation,
    it's that he who lays me low is my salvation,
    and invigorates the more, the more he scars me.”
    Michelangelo


  • #16
    Michelangelo
    “Read the heart and not the letter for the pen cannot draw near the good intent.”
    Michelangelo


  • #17
    Michelangelo
    “With few words I shall make thee understand my soul.”
    Michelangelo


  • #18
    Michelangelo
    “Genius is eternal patience. ”
    Michelangelo


  • #19
    Michelangelo
    “Ancora Imparo

    (Yet I am learning)”
    Michelangelo


  • #20
    Michelangelo
    “Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I accomplish.”
    Michelangelo


  • #21
    Michelangelo
    “The true work of art
    is but a shadow of the divine perfection”
    Michelangelo


  • #22
    Michelangelo
    “If you knew how much work went into it, you wouldn't call it genius. ”
    Michelangelo


  • #23
    Plato
    “Never discourage anyone...who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.”
    Plato


  • #24
    Plato
    “When men speak ill of thee, live so as nobody may believe them.”
    Plato


  • #25
    Plato
    “Necessity is the mother of invention.”
    Plato


  • #26
    Isaac Newton
    “I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.”
    Isaac Newton


  • #27
    Plato
    “Excellence" is not a gift, but a skill that takes practice.
    We do not act "rightly" because we are "excellent",
    in fact we achieve "excellence" by acting "rightly".”
    Plato


  • #28
    Plato
    “A hero is born among a hundred, a wise man is found among a thousand, but an accomplished one might not be found even among a hundred thousand men. ”
    Plato


  • #29
    Plato
    “Man...is a tame or civilized animal; never the less, he requires proper instruction and a fortunate nature, and then of all animals he becomes the most divine and most civilized; but if he be insufficiently or ill- educated he is the most savage of earthly creatures.”
    Plato


  • #30
    Plato
    “Any man may easily do harm, but not every man can do good to another.”
    Plato




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