Fame is a vapor; popularity an accident; the only earthly certainty is oblivion.
We live in a highly competitive society, each of us trying to outdo the other in wealth, in Popularity or social prestige, in dress, in scholastic grades or golf scores. [...] One is often tempted to say that conflict, rather than cooperation, is the great governing principle of human life.s. i. hayakawa
And to some men Popularity is always suspicious. Enjoying none themselves, they are prone to suspect the validity of those attainments which command it.george henry lewes
...in the Kathak format, which have for long been forgotten by solo dancers. In their impulse to gain instant Popularity they have concentrated only on what brings an instant response from the audiences. To this day I have not had to look outside the Kathak technique for movements and forms.
Robin Day: How low does your personal Popularity have to go before you consider yourself a liability to the party you lead?Edward Heath: Popularity isn't everything.edward heath
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.john tyler
There is no easy way to do a deadlift—not involving actually picking up the bar—which explains their lack of Popularity in gyms around the world.Mark Rippetoe
When people laugh at Mickey Mouse, it's because he's so human; and that is the secret of his Popularity.walt disney
I think politics in general are just like a Popularity contest but McCain is just... old.d. l. hughley
The Popularity of the famous device of the use of lands into England is said to be largely due to the mendicant friars of the then new Orders of St. Dominic and St. Francis, who, arriving in this country, in the first half of the thirteenth century, found themselves hampered by their own vows of poverty, no less than by the growing feeling against Mortmain in acquiring the provision of land absolutely necessary for their rapidly developing work.edward jenks
Instead of negotiating with the Israeli regime, the Arab states should talk to the Palestinian nation so as to garner divine consent and national Popularity.ahmad khatami
Most English speakers do not have the writer's short fuse about seeing or hearing their language brutalized. This is the main reason, I suspect, that English is becoming the world's universal tongue: English-speaking natives don't care how badly others speak English as long as they speak it. French, once considered likely to become the world's lingua franca, has lost Popularity because those who are born speaking it reject this liberal attitude and become depressed, insulted or insufferable when their language is ill used.russell baker
What point was there in pursuing an ever-elusive Popularity?david brin
Objectivity is a subject's delusion that observing can be done without him. Involving objectivity is abrogating responsibility – hence its Popularity.heinz von foerster
Two forms of government are favorable to the prevalence of falsehood and deceit. Under a Despotism , men are false, treacherous, and deceitful through fear , like slaves dreading the lash. Under a Democracy they are so as a means of attaining Popularity and office, and because of the greed for wealth .albert pike
“Scientific method isn't about winning Popularity contests. It's also not about being with the majority opinion. It isn't supposed be determined by politics. It is about attempting to limit bias or prejudice in the results.”david a. ridenour
The conclusion, so vexatious to democracy, that wisdom and not Popularity qualifies for rule may be forced upon us by the peril in atomic energy.richard weaver
A notable irony of Wikipedia's Popularity is that the editing process of its supporting technology, MediaWiki, is complex to learn. Editing Wikipedia pages requires significant investment to learn MediaWiki's unique and powerful code structure.
We have been given an assignment as a monarchy, and we do as well as we can ... We try to be as little populistic as possible. We don't do anything on the spur of the moment to win an opinion poll, or short-term Popularity.
People everywhere ceased to trust him, and thought that the Prince must regret that he had ever left Holland at all. He had lost all authority in the Netherlands, after allowing so many thousands to be butchered. He cannot even withdraw with honor; he is not safe even in Antwerp, where his Popularity is gone.
The Popularity of the famous device of the use of lands into England is said to be largely due to the mendicant friars of the then new Orders of St. Dominic and St. Francis, who, arriving in this country, in the first half of the thirteenth century, found themselves hampered by their own vows of poverty, no less than by the growing feeling against Mortmain in acquiring the provision of land absolutely necessary for their rapidly developing work.
Mira Bai belonged to a strong tradition of bhakti (devotional) poets in medieval India who expressed their love of God through the analogy of human relations – a mother's love for her child, a friend for a friend, or a woman for her beloved. The immense Popularity and charm of her lyrics lies in their use of everyday images and in the sweetness of emotions easily understood by the people of India.Kathleen Kuiper
Anyone even peripherally involved with computers agrees that object-oriented programming (OOP) is the wave of the future. Maybe one in 50 of them has actually tried to use OOP – which has a lot to do with its Popularity.
Streisand Effect: When an attempt to censor or hide something from the general public results in its unexpected/sudden rise in Popularity.