If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.

— Isaac Newton

The Giants who formed this world into its sensual existence and now seem to live in it in chains, are in truth, the causes of its life & the sources of all activity; but the chains are the cunning of weak and tame minds which have power to resist energy, according to the proverb: the weak in courage is strong in cunning.

— William Blake, A Memorable Fancy

A dwarf on a giant’s shoulders sees the further of the two.

— George Herbert, 1593-1632

Post a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.