A quick free translation:

"We are like dwarves on giants' shoulders,
so that we can see more and further than them.
Hence it is not by the acuteness of our own vision
or the excellence of our bodies
[that we are able to do so]
but because we are lifted on high
and raised up to a gigantic degree."


> A while ago somebody posted a quote by Bernard of Chartes regarding
dwarves on
> giant's shoulders.  I found it very usefull to put at the beginning of the
> bibliography.  Unfortunately I was told that everything has to be
translated.  Being
> illiterate in latin, I would appreciate if you could provide the
translation.  Feel
> free to correct if the quote has mistakes.
> Nos esse quasi nanos gigantum umeris insidentes,
> ut possimus plura eis et remotiora videre
> non utique proprii visus acumine,
> aut eminentia corporis,
> sed quia in altum subuehimur
> et extollimur magnitudine gigantea.
> Thank you,
> Patricia Legorreta.