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Who wrote this quote Give you a lever and a place to stand and you can move the world?
January 29, 2012 6:27PM
According to Pappus of Alexandria, Archimedes' work on levers caused him to remark:
'δῶς μοι πᾶ στῶ καὶ τὰν γᾶν κινάσω'
which translates from Greek as:
'Give me a place to stand on and I will move the world.'
Therefore, the answer is Archimedes of Syracuse.