On the Shoulders of Giants

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In her Parade Magazine column of October 10, 2004, Marilyn attributes the quotation "If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants," to Bernard of Chartres.

Sorry Marilyn

Charlie Kluepfel <ChasKlu@aol.com> writes:

The statement in the form given, is that of Isaac Newton. Bernard of Chartres is apparently the author of something like:

"We are like dwarfs standing [or sitting] upon the shoulders of giants, and so able to see more and see farther than the ancients."
-- Bernard of Chartres, circa 1130

(from http://www.aerospaceweb.org/question/history/q0162b.shtml)

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