The quality or state of being popular; especially, the state of being esteemed by, or of being in favor with, the people at large; good will or favor proceeding from the people; as, the popularity of a law, statesman, or a book.
The quality or state of being adapted or pleasing to common, poor, or vulgar people; hence, cheapness; inferiority; vulgarity.
Something which obtains, or is intended to obtain, the favor of the vulgar; claptrap.
The greatest trap in our life is not success, popularity or power, but self-rejection. Henri Nouwen
Leadership is not a popularity contest; it's about leaving your ego at the door. The name of the game is to lead without a title. Robin S. Sharma
I firmly believe that respect is a lot more important, and a lot greater, than popularity. Julius Erving
Popularity makes no law invulnerable to invalidation. Americans accept judicial supervision of their democracy - judicial review of popular but possibly unconstitutional statutes - because they know that if the Constitution is truly to constitute the nation, it must trump some majority preferences. George Will