Archimedes Quotes

Quotes tagged as "archimedes" (showing 1-8 of 8)
Ernest Renan
“The simplest schoolboy is now familiar with truths for which Archimedes would have sacrificed his life.”
Ernest Renan

T.H. White
“I can see that you spoke in ignorance, and I bitterly regret that I should have been so petty as to take offence where none was intended.”
T.H. White, The Sword in the Stone

G.H. Hardy
“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, A Mathematician's Apology

C.P. Snow
“One day at Fenner's (the university cricket ground at Cambridge), just before the last war, G. H. Hardy and I were talking about Einstein. Hardy had met him several times, and I had recently returned from visiting him. Hardy was saying that in his lifetime there had only been two men in the world, in all the fields of human achievement, science, literature, politics, anything you like, who qualified for the Bradman class. For those not familiar with cricket, or with Hardy's personal idiom, I ought to mention that “the Bradman class” denoted the highest kind of excellence: it would include Shakespeare, Tolstoy, Newton, Archimedes, and maybe a dozen others. Well, said Hardy, there had only been two additions in his lifetime. One was Lenin and the other Einstein.”
C.P. Snow, Variety of Men

Pierre-Simon Laplace
“It is India that gave us the ingenious method of expressing all numbers by means of ten symbols, each symbol receiving a value of position as well as an absolute value; a profound and important idea which appears so simple to us now that we ignore its true merit. But its very simplicity and the great ease which it has lent to computations put our arithmetic in the first rank of useful inventions; and we shall appreciate the grandeur of the achievement the more when we remember that it escaped the genius of Archimedes and Apollonius, two of the greatest men produced by antiquity.”
Pierre-Simon Laplace

“...I'm not in control and without a firm spot, like Archimedes I can't move the world - let alone your heart..”
John Geddes, A Familiar Rain

Carl Friedrich Gauß
“There have been only three epoch-making mathematicians, Archimedes, Newton, and Eisenstein.”
Carl Friedrich Gauß

Gillian Bradshaw
“Until that moment she had not really noticed him. Now she felt as though she'd stubbed her toe on a rock, and looked down to find that it was part of a buried city.”
Gillian Bradshaw