"We are like dwarfs standing on the shoulders of giants; thanks to them, we see farther than they. Busying ourselves with the treatises written by the ancients, we take their choice thoughts, buried by age and human neglect, and we raise them, as it were, from death to renewed life."
Peter of Blois PL 207, col. 290 AB (Epistola) [George, Timothy Theology of the Reformers Broadman & Holman Publishers 1988. Nashville, Tennessee Pp. 21]