Anyone who is popular is bound to be disliked.
Author: Yogi Berra (1925)
Profession: American Baseball Player
Popular opinion is the greatest lie in the world.
Author: Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)
Profession: Scottish Philosopher, Author
I have never wished to cater to the crowd; for what I know they do not approve, and what they approve I do not know.
Profession: Greek Philosopher
Great individuals are not only popular themselves, but they give popularity to whatever they touch.
Applause waits on success.
Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat
What most people in our culture mean by being lovable is essentially a mixture between being popular and having sex appeal.
Author: Erich Fromm (1900-1980)
Profession: American Psychologist
Beware of over-great pleasure in being popular or even beloved.
Author: Margaret Fuller (1810-1850)
Profession: American Writer, Lecturer
I'm shopping around for something to do that no one will like.
Author: Jerry Garcia (1945-1995)
Profession: American Rock Musician, ''Grateful Dead''
He cast off his friends as a huntsman his pack, for he knew when he pleased he could whistle them back.
Author: Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774)
Profession: Anglo-Irish Author, Poet, Playwright
Popularity? It's glory's small change.
Author: Victor Hugo (1802-1885)
Profession: French Poet, Dramatist, Novelist
To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.
Author: Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)
Profession: British Author
Seek not the favor of the multitude; it is seldom got by honest and lawful means. But seek the testimony of few; and number not voices, but weigh them.
Author: Immanuel Kant (1724-1804)
Profession: German Philosopher
I would jump down Etna for any public good -- but I hate a mawkish popularity.
Author: John Keats (1795-1821)
Profession: British Poet
Avoid popularity if you would have peace.
Author: Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
Profession: Sixteenth President of the USA
A few more days, and this essay will follow the Defensio Populi to the dust and silence of the upper shelf... For a month or two it will occupy a few minutes of chat in every drawing-room, and a few columns in every magazine; and it will then be withdrawn, to make room for the forthcoming novelties.
Author: Thomas B. Macaulay (1800-1859)
Profession: American Essayist and Historian