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British economic historian and social reformer
As human beings, we are endowed with freedom of choice, and we cannot shuffle off our responsibility upon the shoulders of God or nature. We must shoulder it ourselves. It is up to us.
A dwarf on a giant's shoulders sees the further of the two.
An harmless flaming meteor shone for hair,
And fell adown his shoulders with loose care.
Source: Davideis, book ii, line 95. Compare: Loose his beard and hoary hair / Streamd like a meteor to the troubled air, Thomas Gray, The Bard, i. 2.
English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director
As scientists, we step on the shoulders of science, building on the work that has come before us - aiming to inspire a new generation of young scientists to continue once we are gone.
CHICAGO: Hog Butcher for the World, Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat, Player with Railroads and the Nation's Freight Handler; Stormy, husky, brawling, City of the Big Shoulders.
Don't be afraid to let her into your heart and when your down, don't try to carry the whole world on your shoulders.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Even though I enjoy that head-to-head competition part, one of the things that drove me to long track was if I won or if I lost I want to know it's all on my shoulders and it didn't have anything to do with anybody else.
Everybody hates a prodigy, detests an old head on young shoulders.
Fantasy has had some problems with being too repetitive, in my opinion. I try to read what other people are doing - and say, 'How can I add to this rather than just recycle it? How can I stand on Tolkien's shoulders rather than stand tied to his kneecaps?'
Fortune pays you sometimes for the intensity of her favors by the shortness of their duration. She soon tires of carrying any one long on her shoulders.
Grief was an actual weight, he thought. It felt like a physical burden. You carried it with you all day, unsheddable. Your shoulders, by nightfall, felt dragged down.
Source: This is My Daughter p.320
Help others get ahead. You will always stand taller with someone else on your shoulders.
Hog Butcher for the World,
Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat,
Player with Railroads and the Nation's Freight Handler;
Stormy, husky, brawling,
City of the Big Shoulders.
Source: Chicago (1916)
If I have seen further it is by standing on ye shoulders of Giants.
Source: Letter to Robert Hooke, 15 febr. 1676
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