# Pierre de Fermat's Quotes

*Born:* 1970-01-01

*Profession:* Lawyer

*Nation:* French

Biography of Pierre de Fermat

It is impossible for any number which is a power greater than the second to be written as a sum of two like powers. I have a truly marvelous demonstration of this proposition which this margin is too narrow to contain.

**Tags:**Impossible, Power, Second

And perhaps, posterity will thank me for having shown it that the ancients did not know everything.

**Tags:**Perhaps, Posterity, Thank

But it is impossible to divide a cube into two cubes, or a fourth power into fourth powers, or generally any power beyond the square into like powers; of this I have found a remarkable demonstration. This margin is too narrow to contain it.

**Tags:**Found, Impossible, Power