Following paraphrase

Posted by Bob on December 05, 1999

In Reply to: Following paraphrase posted by Darlene Kemp on December 05, 1999

: "If we do great things, it is because we stand on the work of others that came before us."

: This is a paraphrase that was given to me and I am looking for the original line. Can anyone help?

: Thanks!
: Darlene Kemp

There have been many such sentiments. Perhaps the one you want is "If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants." - Sir Isaac Newton