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.

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

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

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.

Give me a place to stand, and a lever long enough, and I will move the world. Archimedes

Give me a place to stand, and a lever long enough, and I will move the world.

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

Those who claim to discover everything but produce no proofs of the same may be confuted as having actually pretended to discover the impossible.

Rise above oneself and grasp the world. Archimedes

Rise above oneself and grasp the world.

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

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.

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.

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. But I shall try to prove to you that among the numbers which I have named there are those which exceed the number of grains in a heap of sand the size not only of the earth, but even of the universe 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. But I shall try to prove to you that among the numbers which I have named there are those which exceed the number of grains in a heap of sand the size not only of the earth, but even of the universe

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

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.

Eureka! (I have found it!). Archimedes

Eureka! (I have found it!).

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

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.

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. On floating bodies I, prop 5. Archimedes

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. On floating bodies I, prop 5.

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

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.

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.

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.

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