Archimedes Quotes and Sayings  Page 1

“Mathematics reveals its secrets only to those who approach it with pure love, for its own beauty.”
 Archimedes 
“Give me but a firm spot on which to stand, and I shall move the earth.”
 Archimedes 
“Eureka! Eureka! Supposed to have been his cry, jumping naked from his bath and running in the streets, excited by a discovery about water displacement to solve a problem about the purity of a gold crown.”
 Archimedes 
“Give me a place to stand, and a lever long enough, and I will move the world.”
 Archimedes 
“Man has always learned from the past. After all, you can't learn history in reverse!”
 Archimedes 
“There are things which seem incredible to most men who have not studied Mathematics.”
 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 
“Spoken of the young 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, with a methylated spirit lamp to heat the boiler; more enchanted, perhaps for the engine would have got broken, and, remaining always itself, would in any case have lost its charm, while the rudiments of algebra continued to grow and blossom in his mind with an unfailing luxuriance. Every day he made the discovery of something which seemed to him exquisitely beautiful; the new toy was inexhaustible in its potentialities.”
 Archimedes 
“Eureka! [I have found it!] On discovery of a method to test the purity of gold.”
 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