— P.T. Barnum American showman and businessman 1810 - 1891
Commonly attributed to Barnum, there is much testimony of contemporaries that he never actually said this, and in [http://www.historybuff.com/library/refbarnum.html "P. T. Barnum Never Did Say "There's a Sucker Born Every Minute"] R. J. Brown asserts that it actually originated with a banker named David Hannum, in reference to one of Barnum's hoaxes: a replica of the Cardiff Giant.
— Margaret Fuller American feminist, poet, author, and activist 1810 - 1850
Context: Male and female represent the two sides of the great radical dualism. But, in fact, they are perpetually passing into one another. Fluid hardens to solid, solid rushes to fluid. There is no wholly masculine man, no purely feminine woman. History jeers at the attempts of physiologists to bind great original laws by the forms which flow from them. They make a rule; they say from observation what can and cannot be. In vain! Nature provides exceptions to every rule. She sends women to battle, and sets Hercules spinning; she enables women to bear immense burdens, cold, and frost; she enables the man, who feels maternal love, to nourish his infant like a mother.
— Meister Eckhart German theologian 1260 - 1328
„Equal weights at equal distances are in equilibrium and equal weights at unequal distances are not in equilibrium but incline towards the weight which is at the greater distance.“
— Archimedes Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer -287 - -212 př. n. l.
Book 1, Postulate 1.
— Arthur Miller playwright from the United States 1915 - 2005