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Re: PHRASE-I never met a man who was not in some way my superior

Posted by Bookworm on June 23, 2003

In Reply to: Re: PHRASE-I never met a man who was not in some way my superior posted by Bob on June 23, 2003

: : : Does anyone know where the phrase "I never met a man who was not in some way my superior". I think it may be Lincoln.

: Quote: Ralph Waldo Emerson
: "Every man I meet is in some way my superior. "
: I will once again recommend to everyone Emerson's Journals. Good reading.

There is an episode of All in the Family which contains the quote: "Every man is my superior in that I may learn from him".
Is this a real quote? Who said it?