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American editor 1811-1872+1
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
American Mormon Leader 1801-1877+1
We want men to rule the nation who care more for and love better the nation's welfare than gold and silver, fame or popularity.
American writer, filmmaker, teacher, and political activist 1933-20040
A large part of the popularity and persuasiveness of psychology comes from its being a sublimated spiritualism: a secular, ostensibly scientific way of affirming the primacy of ''spirit'' over matter.
American statesman 1809-18650
Avoid popularity if you would have peace.
English religious leader, founder of Pennsylvania 1644-17180
Avoid popularity; it has many snares, and no real benefit.
English politician and philosopher 1729-17970
But when the leaders choose to make themselves bidders at an auction of popularity, their talents, in the construction of the state, will be of no service. They will become flatterers instead of legislators, the instruments, not the guides of the people.Source: Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790)
I first got to know Charles in the late seventies when I wrote an article and then a book about him and I think at the time he came across as quite appealing, it was probably the height of his popularity.
English poet 1795-18210
I would jump down Etna for any public good - but I hate a mawkish popularity.
American singer, songwriter, actress and comedian 1945-0
I wouldn't say I invented tack, but I definitely brought it to its present high popularity.
In a way, the popularity of Corona came too fast for its own good, initially. We took a few steps back.
In universities and intellectual circles, academics can guarantee themselves popularity - or, which is just as satisfying, unpopularity - by being opinionated rather than by being learned.
Legislators are interested in their pet projects, getting re-elected, and popularity contests.
American cartoonist, humorist, and journalist 1868–19300
Making a long stay short is a great aid to popularity.
American singer-songwriter 1949-0
No, I always felt that amongst my core fans- because there was a level of popularity that I had in the mid '80s that was sort of a bump on the scale- they fundamentally understood the values that are at work in my work.
George W. Bush
American politician 1946-0
One of my proudest moments is I didn't sell my soul for the sake of popularity.