Popularity Quotes

By | April 14, 2009


    • A free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.~ Adlai E. Stevenson
    • A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while he knows something.~ Wilson Mizner
    • All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions.~ Adlai E. Stevenson
    • An old error is always more popular than a new truth.~ German Proverb
    • Anyone who is popular is bound to be disliked.~ Yogi Berra
    • A puff of wind and popular praise weigh the same.~ English Proverb
    • Avoid popularity; it has many snares, and no real benefit.~ William Penn
    • Avoid popularity if you would have peace.~ Abraham Lincoln
    • Beware of over-great pleasure in being popular or even beloved.~ Margaret Witter Fuller
    • Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.~ Popularity Quotes
    • Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.~ Horace Greeley
    • Heroes are created by popular demand, sometimes out of the scantiest materials.~ Gerald W. Johnson
    • Home is the most popular, and will be the most enduring of all earthly establishments.~ Channing Pollock
    • If they have a popular thought they have to go into a darkened room and lie down until it passes.~ Kelvin Mackenzie
    • In order to fully realize how bad a popular play can be, it is necessary to see it twice.~ George Bernard Shaw
    • I think one of the reasons I’m popular again is because I’m wearing a tie. You have to be different.~ Tony Bennett
    • I will not change just to court popularity.~ Margaret Thatcher
    • Journalism is popular, but it is popular mainly as fiction. Life is one world, and life seen in the newspapers another.~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
    • Making a long stay short is a great aid to popularity.~ Kin Hubbard
    • Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity.~ George Bernard Shaw


  • No saint was ever popular in his own parish.~ Breton Proverb
  • Popular applause veers with the wind.~ John Bright
  • Popularity? It’s glory’s small change.~ Victor Hugo
  • Popularity is not leadership.~ Richard Marcinko
  • Popularity is the only insult that has not yet been offered to Mr. Whistler.~ Oscar Wilde
  • Popularity is the small change of glory.~ French Proverb
  • Popular opinion is the greatest lie in the world.~ Thomas Carlyle
  • Reason can never be popular.~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
  • Spread the word of a Psalm and it becomes a popular song.~ Myanmar Proverb
  • The actor’s popularity is evanescent; applauded today, forgotten tomorrow.~ Edwin Forrest
  • The most popular persons are those who take the world as it is, who find the least fault.~ Charles Dudley Warner
  • To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.~ Aldous Huxley
  • To solve big problems you have to be willing to do unpopular things.~ Lee Iacocca
  • True popularity is not the popularity which is followed after, but the popularity which follows after.~ Lord Mansfield
  • Whatever is popular deserves attention.~ James Mackintosh
  • What is popularly called fame is nothing but an empty name and a legacy from paganism.~ Desiderius Erasmus

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