# Archimedes quotes

**Born****c. 287 BC Syracuse, Sicily Magna Graecia.**

**Died****c. 212 BC.**

**Occupation****Mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, astronomer.**

**Archimedes was a Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer. Although few details of his life are known, he is regarded as one of the leading scientists in classical antiquity. Generally considered the greatest mathematician of antiquity and one of the greatest of all time.**

**Eureka! – I have found it!****– Archimedes**

**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**

**Rise above oneself and grasp the world.****– Archimedes**

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

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

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

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

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

**Man has always learned from the past. After all, you can’t learn history in reverse!****– Archimedes**

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