Posted by Bob on February 16, 2003

In Reply to: quotation posted by ESC on February 15, 2003

: : Henry James was criticized for taking a middle position on all issues, and never declaring himself on one side or the other. He answered to the effect that the middle position is often the only honest one.

: : Can anyone help me find the exact quotation?

: I looked in my Bartlett's and online and couldn't find it.
There is a Lat*n cliché: "in medio veritas;" perhaps James was quoting it.