Quotation by Jane Addams

If the underdog were always right, one might quite easily try to defend him. The trouble is that very often he is but obscurely right, sometimes only partially right, and often quite wrong; but perhaps he is never so altogether wrong and pig-headed and utterly reprehensible as he is represented to be by those who add the possession of prejudices to the other almost insuperable difficulties of understanding him.
Jane Addams (1860–1935), U.S. social worker and social reformer. Twenty Years at Hull-House, ch. 17 (1910).
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