Archimedes of Syracuse (c. 287 – c. 212 BC) was a Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer.

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

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

Rise above oneself and grasp the world. Archimedes

Rise above oneself and grasp the world.

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

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

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

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

Eureka! - I have found it! Archimedes

Eureka! - I have found it!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The shortest distance between two points is a straight line. Archimedes

The shortest distance between two points is a straight line.