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. -Voltaire

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. -G. H. Hardy

Give me somewhere to stand, and I will move the earth. -Archimedes

The simplest schoolboy is now familiar with truths for which Archimedes would have sacrificed his life. -Ernest Renan

To move the earth like Archimedes, one needs not a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it. There is an easier way: Give a genius a beautiful remote house in a green valley where he can think calmly, and he shall move the earth with ideas! -Mehmet Murat ildan

Give me where to stand, and I will move the earth. -Archimedes