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, The Spanish Drama (1846), Chapter III.
Their poet, a sad trimmer, but no less In company a very pleasant fellow, Had been the favorite of full many a mess Of men, and made them speeches when half mellow; And though his meaning they could rarely guess, Yet still they deign'd to hiccup or to bellow The glorious meed of popular applause, Of which the first ne'er knows the second cause.lord byron
Some shout him, and some hang upon his car, To gaze in his eyes, and bless him. Maidens wave Their 'kerchiefs, and old women weep for joy; While others, not so satisfied, unhorse The gilded equipage, and turning loose His steeds, usurp a place they well deserve.william cowper
"Woe unto you when all men shall speak well of you!"
All tongues speak of him, and the bleared sights Are spectacled to see him.william shakespeare
The ladies call him sweet; The stairs, as he treads on them, kiss his feet.william shakespeare
He has fought a good fight and has had to face every difficulty except popularity.oscar wilde
I'm sorry that people are so jealous of me... but I can't help it that I'm popular.gretchen Wieners
When people laugh at Mickey Mouse, it's because he's so human; and that is the secret of his popularity.walt disney
The most daring thing is to be yourself and to do exactly what you want to do at that point in time and not to be worried with what other people are doing or what's popular.Wiz Khalifa
You don't have to be a certain thing to be cool. If you're white, you don't have to act black or whatever. Just be you and know who you are.Wiz Khalifa