Selected Quotes of John of Salisbury (1120-1180)

"Bernard of Chartres (1030-1170) used to say that we are like dwarfs on the shoulders of giants, so that we can see more than they, and things at a greater distance, not by virtue of any sharpness of sight on our part, or any physical distinction, but because we are carried high and raised up by their giant size. "
   --John of Salisbury (1120-1180)