It takes thousand men to invent a telegraph, or a steam engine, or a telephone, or any other important things – and the last man gets the credit and we forgot the others.
He added his little mite – that’s all he did. These object lesson should teach us that ninety-nine parts of all things that proceed from intellect are plagiarisms, pure and simple; and the lesson ought to make us modest. But nothing can do that
Mark Twain, on originality and plagiarism. Exact same idea which I presented in my very first class presentation in university.