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To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.

Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) British author.

I would jump down Etna for any public good -- but I hate a mawkish popularity.

John Keats (1795-1821) British poet.

Avoid popularity if you would have peace.

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) Politician. President of the United States.

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it will occupy a few minutes of chat in every drawing-room, and a few columns in every magazine; and it will then be withdrawn, to make room for the forthcoming novelties.

Thomas B. Macaulay (1800-1859) English politician, essayist and poet.

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

William Penn (1644-1718) British religious leader.


The one who pleased everybody died before they were born.


By common consent of all the nations and all the ages the most valuable thing in this world is the homage of men, whether deserved or undeserved.

Mark Twain (1835-1910) U.S. humorist, writer, and lecturer.

He liked to like people, therefore people liked him.

Mark Twain (1835-1910) U.S. humorist, writer, and lecturer.

I've given parties that have made Indian rajahs green with envy. I've had prima donnas break $10, 000 engagements to come to my smallest dinners. When you were still playing button back in Ohio, I entertained on a cruising trip that was so much fun that I had to sink my yacht to make my guests go home.

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Everybody hates me because I'm so universally liked.

Peter de Vries (1910-1993) American editor and novelist.