Give me a place to stand,” said Archimedes, “and I will move the world.”
Archimedes was a Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer of the 3rd century BC. He worked a stone table and rarely sat.* To the curious, Archimedes was referring to the compound pulley, which is found in modern elevators and cranes. To the curioser, each pulley halves the load, and each additional pulley again halves the load, so you can easily lift up any heavy object.
Today, we say, “Give me a Sherrill sectional to sit and I won’t move.”