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Avoid popularity if you would have peace.
In fact, my popularity seems almost entirely a masculine phenomenon.
I firmly believe that respect is a lot more important, and a lot greater, than popularity.
Popularity should be no scale for the election of politicians. If it would depend on popularity, Donald Duck and The Muppets would take seats in senate.
There are few cases in which mere popularity should be considered a proper test of merit; but the case of song-writing is, I think, one of the few.
Edgar Allan Poe
When people laugh at Mickey Mouse, it's because he's so human; and that is the secret of his popularity.
To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
When the leaders choose to make themselves bidders at an auction of popularity, their talents, in the construction of the state, will be of no service. They will become flatterers instead of legislators; the instruments, not the guides, of the people.
If we get our self-esteem from superficial places, from our popularity, appearance, business success, financial situation, health, any of these, we will be disappointed, because no one can guarantee that we'll have them tomorrow.
Avoid popularity; it has many snares, and no real benefit.
True popularity comes from acts of kindness rather than acts of stupidity.
One of my proudest moments is I didn't sell my soul for the sake of popularity.
George W. Bush
I don't care whether people like me or dislike me. I'm not on earth to win a popularity contest. I'm here to be the best human being I possibly can be.
We live in a society obsessed with public opinion. But leadership has never been about popularity.
Popularity is exhausting. The life of the party almost always winds up in a corner with an overcoat over him.
I just write what I wanted to write. I write what amuses me. It's totally for myself. I never in my wildest dreams expected this popularity.
J. K. Rowling
Thus the metric system did not really catch on in the States, unless you count the increasing popularity of the nine-millimeter bullet.
If you're holding out for universal popularity, I'm afraid you will be in this cabin for a very long time.
J. K. Rowling
I believe we have become paralyzed, paralyzed by our desire to be loved. Now our founding fathers had the wisdom to know that social acceptance and popularity were fleeing, and that this country's principles needed to be rooted in strengths greater than the passions and the emotions of the times.
An actor's popularity is fleeting. His success has the life expectancy of a small boy who is about to look into a gas tank with a lighted match.
The heights of popularity and patriotism are still the beaten road to power and tyranny.
There are a lot of bands who claim to be punk and they only play the music, they have no clue what it's all about. It's a lifestyle. It's not about popularity and all that crap.
Billie Joe Armstrong
I don't know one of my friends who is considered a conservative who has not had to go back and thoroughly think through everything. You do a lot of soul-searching - 'cause we are not going to win any popularity contests.
If I had rolled along with the strip's popularity and repeated myself for another five, 10 or 20 years, the people now 'grieving' for 'Calvin and Hobbes' would be wishing me dead.
Horse racing is waning in popularity.
If the people raise a great howl against my barbarity and cruelty, I will answer that war is war, and not popularity seeking.
William Tecumseh Sherman
I'm not trying to win a popularity poll. I'm trying to win football games.
The delicate balance between modesty and conceit is popularity.
I wouldn't say I invented tacky, but I definitely brought it to its present high popularity.
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