Sermon quotes on popularity
Thus the metric system did not really catch on in the States, unless you count the increasing popularity of the nine-millimeter bullet.
Roy T. Bennett
Do what is right, not what is easy nor what is popular.
The Light in the Heart
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.
Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.”
The New Statesman, February 25, 1933
When people laugh at Mickey Mouse, it’s because he’s so human; and that is the secret of his popularity.
What is right is not always popular and what is popular is not always right.
Popularity? It’s glory’s small change.
To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.
Martin Luther King Jr.
There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.”
A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches
Truth can’t be judged on the basis of popularity.
J. K. Rowling
If you’re holding out for universal popularity, I’m afraid you will be in this cabin for a very long time.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.