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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1680
AUTHOR: Margaret Fuller (1810–50)
QUOTATION: I now know all the people worth knowing in America, and I find no intellect comparable to my own.
ATTRIBUTION: MARGARET FULLER.Memoirs of Margaret Fuller Ossoli, by Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Henry Channing, and James Freeman Clarke, vol. 1, part 4 (written by Emerson), p. 234 (1884, reprinted 1972).

Perry Miller, “I Find No Intellect Comparable to My Own,” American Heritage, February 1957, p. 22, says she made the remark at Emerson’s table and adds, “she was speaking the truth.”
SUBJECTS: Self-importance