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Biography - Isaac Newton:

English mathematician, astronomer and physicist.
Born: 1643 - Died: 1727
Period:
18th century
17th century
Place of birth: United Kingdom
United Kingdom

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



Note 

Note



Meaning: Standing on the shoulders of giants is a metaphor which means "using the understanding gained by major thinkers who have gone before in order to make intellectual progress.



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



Translation

Translation

(German, French)



German
Wenn ich weiter sehen konnte, so deshalb, weil ich auf den Schultern von Riesen stand.

French
Si j'ai vu plus loin, c'est en me plaçant sur des épaules de géants.




See also 

See also...



We are dwarfs perched on the shoulders of giants. If we see more and farther than our predecessors, it is not because we have keener vision or greater height, but because we are lifted up and borne aloft on their gigantic stature.




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