Quotation by William Hepworth Thompson

We are none of us infallible—not even the youngest of us.
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."
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