Standing On Each Other’s Shoulders



“If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants.” – Isaac Newton

“Each generation goes further than the generation preceding it because it stands on the shoulders of that generation.” – Ronald Reagan

“I don’t believe in the Great Man theory of science or history. There are no great men, just men standing on the shoulders of other men and what they have done.” – Jacque Fresco

“If I have not seen as far as others, it is because giants were standing on my shoulders.” – Hal Abelson

“A dwarf standing on the shoulders of a giant may see farther than a giant himself.” – Robert Burton

“Mathematicians stand on each other’s shoulders.” – Carl Friedrich Gauss

“Mathematicians stand on each other’s shoulders while computer scientists stand on each other’s toes.” – Richard Hamming

“Let us stand on each other’s shoulders, not each other’s toes.” – Dennis Allison

“It has been said that physicists stand on one another’s shoulders. If this is the case, then programmers stand on one another’s toes, and software engineers dig each other’s graves.” – Unknown

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My name Edmark M. Law. I work as a freelance writer, mainly writing about science and mathematics. I am an ardent hobbyist. I like to read, solve puzzles, play chess, make origami and play basketball. In addition, I dabble in magic, particularly card magic and other sleight-of-hand type magic. I live in Hong Kong. You can find me on Twitter` and Facebook. My email is

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