Quotes about Popularity

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Anyone who is popular is bound to be disliked.

Avoid popularity if you would have peace.
He liked to like people, therefore people liked him.
To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.
The one who pleased everybody died before they were born.
Popularity is the crown of laurel which the world puts on bad art. Whatever is popular is wrong.
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.
What most people in our culture mean by being lovable is essentially a mixture between being popular and having sex appeal.
I'm shopping around for something to do that no one will like.
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.
Avoid popularity; it has many snares, and no real benefit.
Everybody hates me because I'm so universally liked.
Popular opinion is the greatest lie in the world.
Great individuals are not only popular themselves, but they give popularity to whatever they touch.
Beware of over-great pleasure in being popular or even beloved.
He cast off his friends as a huntsman his pack, for he knew when he pleased he could whistle them back.
Popularity? It's glory's small change.
I would jump down Etna for any public good -- but I hate a mawkish popularity.
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it will occupy a few minutes of chat in every drawing-room, and a few columns in every magazine; and it will then be withdrawn, to make room for the forthcoming novelties.
True popularity is not the popularity which is followed after, but the popularity which follows after.
Whatever is popular deserves attention.
I wouldn't say I invented tacky, but I definitely brought it to its present high popularity.
Popularity is exhausting. The life of the party almost always winds up in a corner with an overcoat over him.
By common consent of all the nations and all the ages the most valuable thing in this world is the homage of men, whether deserved or undeserved.
I've given parties that have made Indian rajahs green with envy. I've had prima donnas break $10, 000 engagements to come to my smallest dinners. When you were still playing button back in Ohio, I entertained on a cruising trip that was so much fun that I had to sink my yacht to make my guests go home.
Popularity is the only insult that has not yet been offered to Mr. Whistler.

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