It's better to be controversial for the right reasons, than to be popular for the wrong reasons.— Shimon Peres
Delighting Being Popular quotations
it is the nature of human beings, and especially of the mediocre ones, to wish to change everything. They desire it all the more because they know popularity will accrue rather to those who disturb than to those who maintain order.
I am not anxious to be the loudest voice or the most popular.
But I would like to think that at a crucial moment, I was an effective voice of the voiceless, an effective hope of the hopeless.
Take a stand for what's right. Raise a ruckus and make a change. You may not always be popular, but you'll be part of something larger and bigger and greater than yourself. Besides, making history is extremely cool.
It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare.
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.
May the Force be with you.
Never sound pompous. You always sound noble, noble. Absolute character of music is nobility. Even popular music can be noble, you see. If it's not noble, then it's not very good... Music is an art of emotion, of nobility, of dignity, of greatness, of love, of tenderness. All that must be brought out in music but never a show of pompousness.
So I'm not very popular here with those inside the system, as you might guess. I never wanted to be.
Go on and try to tear me down I will be rising from the ground
Life passes, riches fly away, popularity is fickle, the senses decay, the world changes. One alone is true to us; One alone can be all things to us; One alone can supply our need.
The concept that an artist would be revered by popular culture is an immediate dismissal of his relevance as an artist.
Political correctness is just tyranny with manners.
I wish for you the courage to be unpopular. Popularity is history's pocket change. Courage is history's true currency.
One popular new plastic surgery technique is called lip grafting, or 'fat recycling,' wherein fat cells are removed from one part of your body that is too large, such as your buttocks, and injected into your lips. People will then be literally kissing ass.
Contrary to what they tell you... You are not a limited material being.
Popularity, I have always thought, may aptly be compared to a coquette - the more you woo her, the more apt is she to elude your embrace.
she may not be the most popular or prettiest but if you love her and she makes you smile.. what else matters?
Every fighter should really do that if they can, because if you build a fan base at home first, then once they receive you at home, it'll be easier to be received elsewhere.
Ask anyone. If it hadn't been for Elvis, I don't know where popular music would be. He was the one that started it all off, and he was definitely the start of it for me.
I appreciate this moment in time...ball players and actors be knowing my rhymes
If you wish to be popular in society consent to be taught many things you already know.
Contrary to popular belief, I'm not promiscuous.
There does seem to be a mistaken belief out there that I am sexually available somehow which is not to say that I'm not open-minded about sex.
A lot of people forget how important it is to be creative.
We get caught up in getting ahead and in day-to-day minutiae. But creativity is a fundamental mode of expression, as is being tenacious and standing by your own convictions and passions, even if it's not the "popular" choice.
There's beauty in the silver singing river There's beauty in the sunrise in the sky But none of these and nothing else can match the beauty That I remember in my true love's eyes
There are certain basic principles regarding the proper role of government.
If principles are correct, then they can be applied to any specific proposal with confidence... The true statesman values principle above popularity, and works to create popularity for those political principles which are wise and just.
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.
In your eyes the light the heat in your eyes I am complete in your eyes I see the doorway to a thousand churches in your eyes the resolution of all the fruitless searches in your eyes I see the light and the heat in your eyes oh, I want to be that complete I want to touch the light, the heat I see in your eyes
I don't think people understand that being poor means you have to work from dawn until dusk just to survive through the day. I think there's some notion that poor people lie about all day not doing anything.
The fact -- not theory -- that evolution has occurred and the Darwinian theory as to how it occurred have become so confused in popular opinion that the distinction must be stressed.
It's marvellous to be popular, but foolish to think it will last.
Contrary to popular belief, we (millennials) can't be won back with hipper worship bands, fancy coffee shops, or pastors who wear skinny jeans.
Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam, Be it ever so humble, There's no place like home.
The true leader serves. Serves people. Serves their best interests, and in doing so will not always be popular, may not always impress. But because true leaders are motivated by loving concern than a desire for personal glory, they are willing to pay the price.
TRYING TO BE POPULAR IN HIGH SCHOOL IS LIKE TRYING TO BE MAYOR OF A CITY THAT WON'T EXIST IN FOUR YEARS.
There are many qualities that make a great leader.
But having strong beliefs, being able to stick with them through popular and unpopular times, is the most important characteristic of a great leader.