William Hepworth Thompson (1810–1886), British academic, Master of Trinity College, Cambridge. Quoted in Collections and Recollections, ch. 18, G.W.E. Russell (1898).
Referring to G.W. Balfour, then a junior fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge, later politician and Secretary for Ireland. A similar remark has been attributed to the Master of Balliol, Oxford, Benjamin Jowett (1817-1893): "Even the youngest among us is not infallible."