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it will occupy a few minutes of chat in every drawing-room, and a few columns in every magazine; and it will then be withdrawn, to make room for the forthcoming novelties.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

 

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Anyone who is popular is bound to be disliked.
~ Yogi Berra

 

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Applause waits on success.
~ Benjamin Franklin

 

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Avoid popularity if you would have peace.
~ Abraham Lincoln

 

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Avoid popularity; it has many snares, and no real benefit.
~ William Penn

 

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Beware of over-great pleasure in being popular or even beloved.
~ Margaret Fuller

 

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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.
~ Mark Twain

 

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Everybody hates me because I'm so universally liked.
~ Peter De Vries

 

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

 

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He cast off his friends as a huntsman his pack, for he knew when he pleased he could whistle them back.
~ Oliver Goldsmith

 

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He liked to like people, therefore people liked him.
~ Mark Twain

 

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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.
~ Epicurus

 

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I would jump down Etna for any public good -- but I hate a mawkish popularity.
~ John Keats

 

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I wouldn't say I invented tack, but I definitely brought it to its present high popularity.
~ Bette Midler

 

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I'm shopping around for something to do that no one will like.
~ Jerry Garcia

 

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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.
~ Anonymous

 

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Popular opinion is the greatest lie in the world.
~ Thomas Carlyle

 

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Popularity is exhausting. The life of the party almost always winds up in a corner with an overcoat over him.
~ Wilson Mizner

 

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Popularity is the crown of laurel which the world puts on bad art. Whatever is popular is wrong.
~ Oscar Wilde

 

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Popularity is the only insult that has not yet been offered to Mr. Whistler.
~ Oscar Wilde

 

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