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33 Interesting Archimedes Quotes That You Need To Know

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Famous As: Mathematician, Engineer, Inventor, Physicist, Astronomer

Born On: 287 BC

Died On: 212 BC

Born In: Syracuse

Died At Age: 75

Archimedes of Syracuse was an illustrious Greek inventor, mathematician, astronomer, physicist and engineer. He is considered to be one of the most eminent scientists in classical antiquity, though very few details of his life are known. He is credited with establishing strong foundations in the stream of physics, mathematics and specifically in statistics and hydrostatics. He is also accredited with explaining the principle of lever. He also made several incredible inventions which include designing innovative machines like compound pulleys, siege machines and screw pumps. We have rounded some famous quotations and sayings by Archimedes which have been curated from the vast sea of his works and are till date quoted extensively. Presenting some inspiring and motivational quotes and thoughts by Archimedes on mathematics, earth, place, meaning, distance, wisdom, line, found, straight, determination, moving, past, reverse, incredible, discovery, distance, opposites, floating, change, geometry, physics, lever-archimedes etc.
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Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.

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Man has always learned from the past. After all, you can't learn history in reverse!

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There are things which seem incredible to most men who have not studied Mathematics.

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Those who claim to discover everything but produce no proofs of the same may be confuted as having actually pretended to discover the impossible.

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Rise above oneself and grasp the world.

Archimedes

Give me but a firm spot on which to stand, and I shall move the earth.

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Eureka! Eureka! Supposed to have been his cry, jumping naked from his bath and running in the streets, excited by a discovery about water displacement to solve a problem about the purity of a gold crown.

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Many people believe that the grains of sand are infinite in multitude ... Others think that although their number is not without limit, no number can ever be named which will be greater than the number of grains of sand. But I shall try to prove to you that among the numbers which I have named there are those which exceed the number of grains in a heap of sand the size not only of the earth, but even of the universe

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Eureka! (I have found it!)

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Equal weights at equal distances are in equilibrium and equal weights at unequal distances are not in equilibrium but incline towards the weight which is at the greater distance.

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It follows at once from the last proposition that the centre of gravity of any triangle is at the intersection of the lines drawn from any two angles to the middle points of the opposite sides respectively.

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Spoken of the young Archimedes: . . . [he] was as much enchanted by the rudiments of algebra as he would have been if I had given him an engine worked by steam, with a methylated spirit lamp to heat the boiler; more enchanted, perhaps for the engine would have got broken, and, remaining always itself, would in any case have lost its charm, while the rudiments of algebra continued to grow and blossom in his mind with an unfailing luxuriance. Every day he made the discovery of something which seemed to him exquisitely beautiful; the new toy was inexhaustible in its potentialities.

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Give me a place to stand, and a lever long enough, and I will move the world.

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Any solid lighter than a fluid will, if placed in the fluid, be so far immersed that the weight of the solid will be equal to the weight of the fluid displaced. On floating bodies I, prop 5.

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The centre of gravity of any parallelogram lies on the straight line joining the middle points of opposite sides.

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The perimeter of the earth is about 3,000,000 stadia and not greater.

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Two magnitudes whether commensurable or incommensurable, balance at distances reciprocally proportional to the magnitudes.

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Archimedes to Eratosthenes greeting. ... certain things first became clear to me by a mechanical method, although they had to be demonstrated by geometry afterwards because their investigation by the said method did not furnish an actual demonstration. But it is of course easier, when we have previously acquired by the method, some knowledge of the questions, to supply the proof than it is to find it without any previous knowledge.

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Eureka! [I have found it!] On discovery of a method to test the purity of gold.

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I am persuaded that this method [for calculating the volume of a sphere] will be of no little service to mathematics. For I foresee that once it is understood and established, it will be used to discover other theorems which have not yet occurred to me, by other mathematicians, now living or yet unborn.

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The diameter of the earth is greater than the diameter of the moon and the diameter of the sun is greater than the diameter of the earth.

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Mathematics reveals its secrets only to those who approach it with pure love, for its own beauty.

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Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.

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The centre of gravity of any cylinder is the point of bisection of the axis.

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How many theorems in geometry which have seemed at first impracticable are in time successfully worked out!

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Dont disturb my circles!

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Give me a place to stand, a lever long enough and a fulcrum. and I can move the Earth

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Having been the discoverer of many splendid things, he is said to have asked his friends and relations that, after his death, they should place on his tomb a cylinder enclosing a sphere, writing on it the proportion of the containing solid to that which is contained.

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Eureka, Eureka! (I found it, I found it!).

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Give me a place to stand and rest my lever on, and I can move the Earth.

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Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it and I'll move the world

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Give me a place outside the earth on which to rest my lever, and I will move the world. By Archimedes

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