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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
Michael Angelo
  Do not trouble yourself too much about the light on your statue; the light of the public square will test its value.    To a young sculptor.  1
  An artist must have his measuring tools, not in the hand, but in the eye.  2
  Beauty is the purgation of superfluities.  3
  Chi ama, qual chi muore / Non ha da gire al ciel dal mondo altr’ ale—He who loves, as well as he who dies, needs no other wing by which to soar from earth to heaven.  4
  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.  5
  Trifles make perfection, but perfection is no trifle.  6

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