From my first moment at Cambridge, in spite of shyness, I was exceedingly sociable, and ... For a long time I supposed that somewhere in the university there were really clever people whom I had not yet met, and whom I should at once recognize as my intellectual superiors, but during my second year, I discovered that I already knew all the cleverest people in the university. This was a disappointment to me, but at the same time gave me increased self-confidence.
Source: The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell, v.1
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