Give me but one firm spot on which to stand and I will move the earth.

Πᾷ βῶ, καὶ χαριστίωνι τὰν γᾶν κινήσω πᾶσαν.


Quoted in History of the World, by Diodorus Siculus

On the action of a lever.

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Archimedes. Quoted in History of the World, written by Diodorus Siculus. c. 20 BC.

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Archimedes. Quoted in Diodorus Siculus: Library of History, Volume IX, Books 18-19.65. Harvard University Press, 1947.