23 Best Archimedes Quotes from the Greek Mathematician

Archimedes was a Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, astronomer, and inventor.


Best Archimedes Quotes

1. “Give me a place to stand, and a lever long enough, and I will move the world.” ~ (Archimedes).


2. “Rise above oneself and grasp the world.” ~ (Archimedes).


3. “Mathematics reveals its secrets only to those who approach it with pure love, for its own beauty.” ~ (Archimedes).


4. “Give me but a firm spot on which to stand, and I shall move the earth.” ~ (Archimedes).


5. “Man has always learned from the past. After all, you can’t learn history in reverse!” ~ (Archimedes).

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8. “The center of gravity of any cylinder is the point of bisection of the axis.” ~ (Archimedes).

6. “The centre of gravity of any parallelogram lies on the straight line joining the middle points of opposite sides.” ~ (Archimedes).


7. “There are things which seem incredible to most men who have not studied Mathematics.” ~ (Archimedes).

9. “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.” ~ (Archimedes).

10. “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.” ~ (Archimedes).

11. “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.” ~ (Archimedes).


12. “Give me a place to stand, and I will move the Earth.” ~ (Archimedes).

13. “Two magnitudes whether commensurable or incommensurable, balance at distances reciprocally proportional to the magnitudes.” ~ (Archimedes).


14. “The perimeter of the earth is about 3,000,000 stadia and not greater.” ~ (Archimedes).

15. “How many theorems in geometry which have seemed at first impracticable are in time successfully worked out!” ~ (Archimedes).

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16. “Those who claim to discover everything but produce no proofs of the same may be confuted as having actually pretended to discover the impossible.” ~ (Archimedes).


17. “Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.” ~ (Archimedes).

18. “Give me a place to stand, a lever long enough and a fulcrum. and I can move the Earth.” ~ (Archimedes).

19. “Give me a place outside the earth on which to rest my lever, and I will move the world. By Archimedes.” ~ (Archimedes).


20. “Fellow, stand away from my diagram.” ~ (Archimedes).

21. “Eureka! (I have found it!)” ~ Archimedes.


22. “He who knows how to speak, knows also when.” ~ Archimedes.

23. “The shortest distance between two points is a straight line.” ~ Archimedes.

So these were the 23 quotes by Archimedes.

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