Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Thomas Hughes (182296)
There isnt such a reasonable fellow in the world, to hear him talk. He [Tom Brown] never wants anything but whats right and fair; only when you come to settle whats right and fair, its everything he wants, and nothing that you want. And thats his idea of a compromise.
THOMAS HUGHES, Tom Browns Schooldays, part 2, chapter 2, pp. 19091 (1856, reprinted 1971).