Archimedes of Syracuse is regarded as one of the leading scientists in classical antiquity.
Give me but a firm spot on which to stand, and I shall move the earth.
Eureka! - I have found it!
The shortest distance between two points is a straight line.
Give me a place to stand, and I will move the Earth.
Give me a place to stand, a lever long enough and a fulcrum. and I can move the Earth
Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.