# 18 phrases of Archimedes of physics and mathematics

Archimedes of Syracuse (287 BC-212 BC) was an illustrious inventor, mathematician, astronomer, physicist and Greek engineer. He is considered one of the leading scientists of classical antiquity and of all history. He is credited with establishing the bases and foundations of physics, mathematics and especially in statistics and hydrostatics. He was the first to explain the lever principle.

Archimedes died during the Syracuse site (214-212 BC), when he was killed by a Roman soldier, although there was an order not to be harmed.

Today we wanted to bring you some of his phrases that are still preserved, do not miss them!

## Famous Archimedes quotes

The one who knows how to speak also knows when to shut up.

Give me a foothold and I will move the world.

Eureka! - What he exclaimed while running naked from his bathroom, realizing that by measuring the displacement of the water produced by an object, in comparison to its weight, he could measure its density (and thus determine the proportion of gold that was used to make the crown of a king); cited by Vitruvius Pollio in From Architectura

A look back is worth more than one forward.

How many theorems of geometry that at first seemed impracticable were successfully solved!

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

There are things that seem incredible to most men who have not studied mathematics.

Those who claim to discover everything, but find no evidence, can be considered as actually trying to discover the impossible.

Rise above oneself and capture the world.

Equal weights at equal distances are in equilibrium and equal weights at unequal distances are not in equilibrium, but instead lean toward the weight that is in the greatest distance.

A look back is worth more than a look forward.

The shortest distance between two points is a straight line.

Dreams are the hopes of fools.

Certain things, although at first they are clarified using mechanical devices, then you have to try them geometrically, because that method does not provide authentic demonstrations. But, of course, if we have previously acquired, through the mechanical method, some knowledge of the problems, it is easier to find the demonstration path.

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

Equal weights at equal distances are in equilibrium and equal weights at unequal distances are not in equilibrium, but instead lean toward the weight that is in the greatest distance.

The center of gravity of any parallelogram is in the straight line that joins the midpoints of the opposite sides.

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.