Popularity is an Accident but Character Endures.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Avoid popularity if you would have peace. -Abraham Lincoln
Avoid popularity; it has many snares, and no real benefit. -William Penn
I don't care whether people like me or dislike me. I'm not on earth to win a popularity contest. I'm here to be the best human being I possibly can be. -Tab Hunter
One of my proudest moments is I didn't sell my soul for the sake of popularity. -George W. Bush
The presidency is more than a popularity contest. -Al Gore
I don't know one of my friends who is considered a conservative who has not had to go back and thoroughly think through everything. You do a lot of soul-searching - 'cause we are not going to win any popularity contests.
To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs. -Aldous Huxley
I firmly believe that respect is a lot more important, and a lot greater, than popularity. -Julius Erving
Popularity should be no scale for the election of politicians. If it would depend on popularity, Donald Duck and The Muppets would take seats in senate. -Orson Welles