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What spirit is so empty and blind, that it cannot recognize
by Michelangelo

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 than the garment with which it is clothed?
- Michelangelo

I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
- Michelangelo

A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.
- Michelangelo

The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.
- Michelangelo

 

Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.
- Michelangelo

Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.
- 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

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I cannot live under pressures from patrons,
let alone paint.
- Michelangelo

From such a gentle thing, from such a fountain of all delight,
my every pain is born.
- Michelangelo

The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every
thought the greatest artist has.
- Michelangelo

I am a poor man and of little worth,
who is laboring in that art that God has given me in
order to extend my life as long as possible.
- 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

It is well with me only when I have a chisel in my hand.
- Michelangelo

The best of artists has no conception that the marble
alone does not contain within itself.
- Michelangelo

Genius is eternal patience.
- Michelangelo

Good painting is the kind that looks like sculpture.
- Michelangelo

The more the marbles wastes, the more the statue grows.
- Michelangelo

I hope that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.
- Michelangelo

Carving is easy, you just go down to the skin and stop.
- Michelangelo

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.
- Michelangelo

Every beauty which is seen here by persons of perception
resembles more than anything else that celestial source
from which we all are come.
- Michelangelo

I am still learning.
- Michelangelo

Even if you are divine, you don't disdain male consorts.
- Michelangelo

I have never felt salvation in nature.
I love cities above all.
- Michelangelo

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

My soul can find no staircase to Heaven unless it be
through Earth's loveliness.
- Michelangelo

The best artist has that thought alone Which is contained within the marble shell;
The sculptor's hand can only break the spell To free
the figures slumbering in the stone.
- Michelangelo

Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.
- Michelangelo

I live and love in God's peculiar light.
- Michelangelo

I live in sin, to kill myself I live;
no longer my life my own,
but sin's; my good is given to me by heaven,
my evil by myself, by my free will, of which I am deprived.
- Michelangelo

Death and love are the two wings that bear the good man to heaven.
- Michelangelo

Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it
is the task of the sculptor to discover it.
- Michelangelo

There is no greater harm than that of time wasted.
- Michelangelo

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

If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery,
it wouldn't seem so wonderful at all.
- Michelangelo

The greatest artist has no conception which a single
block of white marble does not potentially contain within its mass,
but only a hand obedient to the mind can penetrate to this image.
- Michelangelo

Many believe - and I believe - that I have been designated for this work by God.
In spite of my old age, I do not want to give it up;
I work out of love for God and I put all my hope in Him.
- Michelangelo

If in my youth I had realized that the sustaining splendour
of beauty of with which I was in love would one day
flood back into my heart,
there to ignite a flame that would torture me without end,
how gladly would I have put out the light in my eyes.
- Michelangelo

Dance Lightly With Life:
Today is your day to
dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
soar your spirit,
unfurl your joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is your day to dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
invite rainbows and butterflies out to play,
soar your spirit, and unfurl your joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am one with the Earth,
with the Water, with the Fire,
with the Air that I breathe,
with all Living Things,
and we are all one with Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When I see Spirit in everything, Peace is at hand.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The cleansing fire of Spirit
consumes the troubles of this world.
Feed your concerns to the fire.
Breathe deeply and rejoice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
May your heart sing sweet lullabies of timelessness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Honor your being,
Release each and every struggle,
Gather strength from life's storms,
Relax into the arms of spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
May your heart sing sweet lullabies of timelessness.
May your essence be the nectar of the open blossom of your joy.
May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is my day to honor my being,
release each and every struggle,
gather strength from life's storms,
relax into the arms of spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Honor True Self
Forgive with Compassion
Receive ALL of life with Thanksgiving
CHOOSE with Thoughtful Consideration
Dream with Powerful Vision
Act with Bold Courage
Dance with a Light Heart
Relax in the Arms of Spirit
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let parents bequeath to their children
not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
- Plato

No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars,
or sailed to an uncharted land,
or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
- Helen Keller

Non-violence means avoiding not only external physical violence
but also internal violence of spirit.
You not only refuse to shoot a man,
but you refuse to hate him.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Commitment cannot be taught;
it can only be caught.
I refer to the crusading spirit.
Without the crusading spirit,
you may have the starting power
but not the staying power.
- Jimmy Yen

I Am One With Spirit and All Creation -
I give thanks for the unity of all creation
and for everything that has brought me to this moment.
I release my entire being to the gentle nurture of Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is my day to dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
invite rainbows & butterflies out to play,
soar my spirit, and unfurl my joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that anger is always fear and frustration.
What if we could lean back into the arms of Spirit
and trust the future?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Peace, Love, Health, Comfort, Joy, and the Light of Spirit -
all the rest is nothing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Feel Unity with Spirit and All Creation
All things share the same breath the
beast, the tree, the man... the air
shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle [actually written by screenwriter Ted Perry in 1972]

Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit.
Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever,
even if your whole world seems upset.
- Saint Francis de Sales

Adversity can crush our spirit -
or strengthen it - it is our choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dream with Powerful Vision:
I open my mind to Spirit,
and trust my intuition to deliver inspiring visions of my future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Taoists understand that both the mind and the body
are mere tools of the Spirit,
and that intention creates physical reality.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that when you see Spirit in everything,
peace is at hand.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is your day to honor your being,
release each and every struggle,
gather strength from life's storms,
relax into the arms of spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What are the proper grounds for joy?
Is it circumstance which will
determine the stature of my spirit?
Ah, no. It is choice. It is always a choice -
in the face of any event - for joy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

There is time for everything when Spirit is my guide.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am Honored that Spirit has chosen to create ME.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am one with Spirit. Spirit is within me.
Spirit permeates me and surrounds me.
Spirit is my comfort and my strength.
I am one with Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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