A collection of quotes from Archimedes

Born 288bc in Syracuse, Archimedes was a Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer. There are not many details of his life.

However, he is seen as one of the leading scientists in classical antiquity, and a pioneer of mathematics.

Below are his best and most notable quotes. Enjoy.

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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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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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Eureka! (I have found it!).
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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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Give me a place to stand, and a lever long enough, and I will move the world.
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Man has always learned from the past. After all, you can't learn history in reverse!
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Two magnitudes whether commensurable or incommensurable, balance at distances reciprocally proportional to the magnitudes.
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Rise above oneself and grasp the world.
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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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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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Give me but a firm spot on which to stand, and I shall move the earth.
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There are things which seem incredible to most men who have not studied Mathematics.
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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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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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The centre of gravity of any cylinder is the point of bisection of the axis.
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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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