40 Archimedes Quotes on Mathematics, Geometry, Lever

40 Archimedes Quotes on Mathematics, Geometry, Lever

Archimedes Quotes: Polymath is the term best describes the genius of Archimedes, a famous Greek mathematician, engineer, physicist, inventor, and the list is endless. Not much is known about the early life of Archimedes but he is widely considered as the greatest mathematician of all time and also a great figure in the realm of classical antiquity. ‘Archimedes’ mathematical and scientific achievements are so towering and significant sill they are studied with great interest across all the universities of the world. He has proved numerous geometrical theorems like the surface area and volume of a sphere, area of ellipse and parabola, area of a spiral, etc. Archimedes died during the siege of Syracuse. He is still a perennial source of information for many scientists till yet. Below, we have compiled the classiest Archimedes quotes on geometry, mathematics, and philosophy that exemplifies the raw genius and brilliance of Archimedes.

Archimedes Quotes

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

Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth. » Archimedes

Archimedes Quotes

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

Eureka! – I have found it! » Archimedes

Archimedes Quotes

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

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

Archimedes Quotes

Dont disturb my circles! » Archimedes

Give me a place outside the earth on which to rest my lever, and I will move the world. » Archimedes

Archimedes Quotes

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.

He who knows how to speak, knows also when. » Archimedes

Archimedes Quotes

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

Rise above oneself and grasp the world. » Archimedes

Archimedes Quotes

Fellow, stand away from my diagram. » Archimedes

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. » Archimedes

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. » Archimedes

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’ ‘Law of the Lever’.

Any solid lighter than a fluid will, if placed in the fluid, be so far immersed that the weight of the solid will be equal to the weight of the fluid displaced. » Archimedes Principle.

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

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

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

Archimedes to Eratosthenes greeting. … certain things first became clear to me by a mechanical method, although they had to be demonstrated by geometry afterwards because their investigation by the said method did not furnish an actual demonstration. But it is of course easier, when we have previously acquired by the method, some knowledge of the questions, to supply the proof than it is to find it without any previous knowledge. » 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. » Archimedes

I am persuaded that this method [for calculating the volume of a sphere] will be of no little service to mathematics. For I foresee that once it is understood and established, it will be used to discover other theorems which have not yet occurred to me, by other mathematicians, now living or yet unborn. » Archimedes

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

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

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

He was as much enchanted by the rudiments of algebra as he would have been if I had given him an engine worked by steam. Every day he made the discovery of something which seemed to him exquisitely beautiful; the new toy was inexhaustible in its potentialities. » Archimedes

If thou art able, O stranger, to find out all these things and gather them together in your mind, giving all the relations, thou shalt depart crowned with glory and knowing that thou hast been adjudged perfect in this species of wisdom. » Archimedes

Certain things first became clear to me by a mechanical method, although they had to be demonstrated by geometry afterwards because their investigation by the said method did not furnish an actual demonstration. But it is of course easier…to supply the proof than it is to find it without any previous knowledge. » Archimedes

Archimedes will be remembered when Aeschylus is forgotten, because languages die and mathematical ideas do not. “Immortality” may be a silly word, but probably a mathematician has the best chance of whatever it may mean. » Archimedes

We have all heard of the puzzle given to » Archimedes…. His finding that the crown was of gold was a discovery; but he invented the method of determining the density of solids. Indeed, discoverers must generally be inventors; though inventors are not necessarily discoverers. » Archimedes

There is an astonishing imagination, even in the science of mathematics…we repeat, there was far more imagination in the head of » Archimedes than in that of Homer. » Archimedes

Who would not rather have the fame of » Archimedes than that of his conqueror Marcellus? Sir William Rowan Hamilton » Archimedes

Archimedes, who combined a genius for mathematics with a physical insight, must rank with Newton, who lived nearly two thousand years later, as one of the founders of mathematical physics. » Alfred North Whitehead

To what heights would science now be raised if Archimedes had made that discovery [of decimal number notation]! » Carl Friedrich Gauss

It is to be feared that few who are not experts in the history of mathematics have any acquaintance with the details of the original discoveries in mathematics of the greatest mathematician of antiquity, perhaps the greatest mathematical genius that the world has ever seen. » Thomas Little Heath, ‘Pioneers of Progress, Men Of Science’.