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Popularity Quotes

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.

Author: Epicurus

Profession: Greek Philosopher

Great individuals are not only popular themselves, but they give popularity to whatever they touch.

Author: Fournier


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it will occupy a few minutes of chat in every drawing-room, and a few columns in every magazine; and it will then be withdrawn, to make room for the forthcoming novelties.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