**Archimedes** (287 BC-212 BC) was a Greek physicist, astronomer, engineer, mathematician, physicist and inventor, considered one of the most important and influential scientists of Antiquity, and in mathematics, of all history.

Several of his contributions are still valid, and he was the one who explained how the lever works, as well as who gave the name to various mathematical phenomena or devices, such as the Archimedean spiral or the Archimedean screw. He invented some highly efficient war machines.

Next, we have made a list of the best **Archimedes phrases** (287 BC-212 BC), so that you get closer to one of the most important historical figures in the scientific field.

**The best quotes of Archimedes**

-The one who tried and didn’t get it is superior to the one who didn’t even try.

-The shortest distance between two points is a straight line.

He who knows how to speak also knows when to shut up.

-A look back is worth more than a look forward.

-The game is a fundamental condition to be serious.

-Dreams are the hopes of fools.

-Give me a foothold and I will move the world.

-Who knows what to do, also knows when.

-The magnitudes are in equilibrium at distances reciprocally proportional to their weights.

-Every body immersed in a liquid experiences a vertical and upward force equal to the weight of liquid displaced.

-Eureka!

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

-Man has always learned from the past.

-Rise above yourself and embrace the world.

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

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

-I am convinced that the method of mechanical theorems will be very useful for mathematics.

-Don’t bother my circles.

-In any triangle, the center of gravity is on the straight line that joins any angle with the midpoint of the opposite side.

-Discoverer of many splendid things, it is said that he asked his friends and relatives, after his death, to place on his tomb a cylinder that enclosed a sphere, writing on it the ratio between the solid it contains and the solid it contains.

-Many people believe that the grains of sand are infinite in multitude… others think that although their number is not unlimited, it will never be possible to name a number that is greater than the number of grains of sand.

-Dude, stay away from my diagram.

-The perimeter of the Earth is about 3,000,000 stadia and no greater.

-The center of gravity of any parallelogram lies on the straight line joining the midpoints of the opposite sides.

-Two commensurable or incommensurable magnitudes are balanced at distances reciprocally proportional to the magnitudes.

-Those who pretend to discover everything, but do not provide proof of it, can be refuted for having tried to discover the impossible.

-History is not learned backwards.

-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.

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