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
I firmly believe that respect is a lot more important, and a lot greater, than popularity. Julius Erving
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
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. Edmund Burke
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. Kathy Ireland