The Shoulders of Giants

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Real Estate Agent with GreatWest Realty DRE# 00827565

In either 1675 or 1676 Sir Isaac Newton wrote, "If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants."

While in high school, my daughter, Tami, wrote, "If I have seen further, it would be because I stepped from the shoulders of giants, and stood on my own two feet."

Later, I wrote, "If I have seen further, it's because I stepped from shoulders of giants and looked within."

So, here's the question of the day. In keeping with Sir Isaac Newton's immortal words, how would you change them, to make them your's?


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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Hmm! Interesting question.

 I see further whenever I look without judgment and a kind heart...A

Jun 14, 2019 12:07 PM #1
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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PS Myrl,

That photo you shared is beautiful, did you take that in Tahoe!  The light is inspiring.  A

Jun 14, 2019 12:08 PM #2
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Myrl Jeffcoat - What a great thought to ponder. I love what your daughter wrote. The image at Lake Tahoe is amazing. Thank you for sharing it!

By standing on the shoulders of giants, I can now help and support others to see further and continue to pay it forward. 

Jun 14, 2019 01:28 PM #3
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Joe Pryor
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If I have seen further it is because I acknowledge thge weaknesses in me and leaned on the strengths of others.

Jun 14, 2019 02:34 PM #4
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Michael Jacobs
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Hi Myrl - I am grateful for those who came before me. Giants and others. Life is a learning experience. 

 

Thank you for the question. 

Jun 14, 2019 02:39 PM #5
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Myrl I will give it a try.

"if I have seen further, it is because I stepped from the shoulders of a giant, and challenged myself to become one."

 

Jun 14, 2019 04:50 PM #6
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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My grandson, Ryan, posted to my Facebook page, "If I have seen further, it is because I remembered to wear my glasses today."

Jun 14, 2019 05:08 PM #7
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Roy Kelley
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I would not make any changes.

I love your photograph.

Jun 15, 2019 07:34 AM #8
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Myrl Jeffcoat - What a gorgeous photo! It would be perfect for any home or office. I love all the different versions of this quote. This is the best I could do:

If I have seen further, it is because I stood with confidence beyond the shoulders of giants.

Jun 16, 2019 01:25 PM #9
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I love this, Myrl. Let's see...If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulder of giants who gave me choices in life. 

Jun 16, 2019 06:31 PM #10
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Jane Chaulklin-Schott
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As you probably have picked up in my writings, this might be my thought, Myrl:
If I have seen further, it was because I was carried on the wings of many of
God's Angels. And Myrl Jeffcoat, I am so grateful. 

 

Jun 17, 2019 05:43 PM #11
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Myrl:

That's a magnificent photo!

"If I have seen further, it was because of challenging myself when I didn't think I could."

Jeff

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