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

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Rise above oneself and grasp the world. Archimedes

Rise above oneself and grasp the world.

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.

Eureka! - I have found it! Archimedes

Eureka! - I have found it!

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.

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

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.

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.

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 shortest distance between two points is a straight line. Archimedes

The shortest distance between two points is a straight line.

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

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

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.

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.