Stand on the shoulders of giants – 巨人 の 肩 の 上 に 立つ – Motto of Google Scholar

Stand on the shoulders of giants – 巨人 の 肩 の 上 に 立つ – Motto of Google Scholar

Stand on the shoulders of giants.




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Google Scholarのトップページにはこの「巨人の肩の上に立つ」(Stand on the shoulders of giants)の標語が掲げられている。 グーグル・スカラーのトップページには「巨人の肩の上に立つ」という標語が掲げられている。




This concept has been traced to the 12th century, attributed to Bernard of Chartres. Its most familiar expression in English is by Isaac Newton in 1676: “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.”