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    There are few cases in which mere popularity should be considered a proper test of merit; but the case of song-writing is, I think, one of the few.

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Avoid popularity; it has many snares, and no real benefit.

Avoid popularity; it has many snares, and no real benefit.

by William Penn Found in: Popularity Quotes,
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Popular opinion is the greatest lie in the world.

Popular opinion is the greatest lie in the world.

by Thomas Carlyle Found in: Popularity Quotes,
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Being popular with an audience is a very rickety ladder to be on.

Being popular with an audience is a very rickety ladder to be on.

by Louis C. K. Found in: Popularity Quotes,
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The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.

The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.

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True popularity is not the popularity which is followed after, but the popularity which follows after.

True popularity is not the popularity which is followed after, but the popularity which follows after.

by Lord Mansfield Found in: Popularity Quotes,
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Seek not the favor of the multitude; it is seldom got by honest and lawful means. But seek the testimony read more

Seek not the favor of the multitude; it is seldom got by honest and lawful means. But seek the testimony of few; and number not voices, but weigh them.

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Applause waits on success.

Applause waits on success.

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Seek not the favor of the multitude; it is seldom got by honest and lawful means. But seek the testimony read more

Seek not the favor of the multitude; it is seldom got by honest and lawful means. But seek the testimony of the few; and number not voices, but weigh them.

by Immanuel Kant Found in: Popularity Quotes,
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Thus the metric system did not really catch on in the States, unless you count the increasing popularity of the read more

Thus the metric system did not really catch on in the States, unless you count the increasing popularity of the nine-millimeter bullet.

by Dave Barry Found in: Popularity Quotes,
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