stand on the shoulders of giants

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stand on the shoulders of giants

To make discoveries, insights, or progress due to the discoveries or previous work of great minds that have come before. Though this is indeed an exciting discovery toward curing cancer, we have stood on the shoulders of giants to reach this point today.
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"Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants" can be bought online [http://www.huddersfieldrlheritage.co.uk/Editorial/Shoulders.
In her words: "The tellers of our tale have not had the advantage of 'standing on the shoulders of giants' who preceded them" (p.
Well, you can read more about them in the Heritage Group's latest book, "Standing on the Shoulders of Giants".
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