Regarding Underdogs

Sunday, February 5, 2012 – Regarding Underdogs

A man needs to look, not down, but up to standards set so much above his ordinary self as to make him feel that he is himself spiritually the underdog. ~ Irving Babbitt

Don’t talk to me about aesthetics or tradition. Talk to me about what sells and what’s good right now. And what the American people like is to think the underdog still has a chance. ~ George Steinbrenner

The underdog often starts the fight, and occasionally the upper dog deserves to win. ~ Edgar Watson Howe

The lunatic fringe wags the underdog. ~ H. L. Mencken

I couldn’t quit, because of all the kids, and the blacks, and the little people pulling for me. I represent both the underdog and the overdog in our society. ~ Reggie Jackson

I’ve made the National Anthem a six point underdog. ~ Joe Frazier

In the end, glorification of splendid underdogs is nothing other than glorification of the splendid system that makes them so. ~ Theodor Adorno

Complex, statistically improbable things are by their nature more difficult to explain than simple, statistically probable things. ~ Richard Dawkins

Wealth, in even the most improbable cases, manages to convey the aspect of intelligence. ~ John Kenneth Galbraith

Man can believe the impossible, but man can never believe the improbable. ~ Oscar Wilde

The impossible often has a kind of integrity which the merely improbable lacks. ~ Douglas Adams

When you have eliminated the impossible, that which remains, however improbable, must be the truth. ~ Sherlock Holmes (Arthur Conan Doyle)

We Americans are a peculiar people. We are for the underdog, no matter how much of a dog he is. ~ Happy Chandler


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