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By not caring too much about what people think,
I'm able to think for myself
and propagate ideas which are very often unpopular.
And I succeed.
- Albert Ellis

Related topics: Values

We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason
if we dig deep in our history and remember
that we are not descended from fearful men,
not from men who feared to write, to speak,
to associate and to defend causes
which were for the moment unpopular.
- Edward R. Murrow

I'm actually starting to like more and more people
who have convictions that are unpopular.
- Bono

A free society is one where it is safe to be unpopular.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

 

I am an unpopular electric eel in a pool of catfish.
- Edith Sitwell

The courage in journalism is sticking up for the unpopular,
not the popular.
- Geraldo Rivera

Governors of both political parties face a stark choice
between unpopular tax increases and drastic cuts in Medicaid,
education, public safety and other essential services.
- Bill Delahunt

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I was unpopular at school just because I was an intellectual.
I always answered all the questions off the top of
my head but they nevertheless resented because of that.
- George Woodcock

The right way is not always the popular and easy way.
Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character.
- Margaret Chase Smith

Our own State Department polls say that 80 percent
of Iraqis view the United States as an unpopular occupier.
- Marty Meehan

The Korean war has always been an unpopular war among the American people.
- Paul Robeson

In this era in which we live, the old-fashioned virtues
grow increasingly unpopular.
- B. Carroll Reece

Having been unpopular in high school is not just cause for book publications.
- Fran Lebowitz

Since the end of the Cold War, hegemonism has become increasingly unpopular.
- Li Peng

Home of lost causes, and forsaken beliefs,
and unpopular names, and impossible loyalties!
- Matthew Arnold

I am not unaware how unpopular on this floor are the
sentiments I am about to advocate.
- Benjamin F. Wade

All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

You can only get really unpopular decisions through
if the electorate is convinced of the value of the environment.
That's what natural history programmes should be for.
- David Attenborough

I have been unable to live an uncommitted or suspended life.
I have not hesitated to declare my affiliation with
an extremely unpopular cause.
- Edward Said

So easy to fall into a rut, isn't it? Why should ruts
be so comfortable and so unpopular?
- Ruth Gordon

I cringe when critics say I'm a master of the popular novel.
What's an unpopular novel?
- Irwin Shaw

I didn't mind being unpopular at school,
because everyone else was a heathen.
- Jeanette Winterson

Nothing can be more abhorrent to democracy
than to imprison a person
or keep him in prison because he is unpopular.
This is really the test of civilization.
- Winston Churchill

My role isn't to be politically smart.
My role is to do what's right under the constitution.
And if that's politically unpopular,
so be it.
- Rose E. Bird

Free speech is meant to protect unpopular speech.
Popular speech, by definition, needs no protection.
- Neal Boortz

I just did what I did and I still am.
It makes you unpopular, maybe for a lifetime,
but I'd rather do that than be popular and doubt what I am.
- Robert Barnes

A free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.
- Adlai Stevenson

Popular in our time, unpopular in his.
So runs the stereotype of rejected genius.
- Robert Hughes

The history of progress is written in the blood of
men and women who have dared to espouse an unpopular cause,
as, for instance, the black man's right to his body,
or woman's right to her soul.
- Emma Goldman

Presidents with strong nerves are decisive.
They don't balk at unpopular decisions.
They are willing to make people angry.
Bush had strong nerves.
Clinton, who passed up a chance to eliminate Osama bin Laden,
did not.
Obama is a people pleaser, a trait not normally associated with nerves of steel.
- Fred Barnes

Well I think that what we're seeing now is that the people feel like they,
the people in Congress don't have their consent to govern them.
They keep doing things that are incredibly unpopular.
And so when that happens, folks get angry.
- Laura Ingraham

I think President Bush tried to step up on Social Security
even though the polls showed that was unpopular.
He has not been successful and backed off,
but I admire people who take on big problems.
- Donna Shalala

There is probably a perverse pride in my administration...
that we were going to do the right thing,
even if short-term it was unpopular.
And I think anybody who's occupied this office has
to remember that success is determined by an intersection
in policy and politics and that you can't be neglecting of marketing and P.R.
and public opinion.
- Barack Obama

The really important victory of the civil rights movement
was that it made racism unpopular,
whereas a generation ago at the turn of the last century,
you had to embrace racism to get elected to anything.
- Carol Moseley Braun

There are many qualities that make a great leader.
But having strong beliefs, being able to stick with
them through popular and unpopular times,
is the most important characteristic of a great leader.
- Rudy Giuliani

My esoteric doctrine, is that if you entertain any doubt,
it is safest to take the unpopular side in the first instance.
Transit from the unpopular, is easy...
but from the popular to the unpopular is so steep and
rugged that it is impossible to maintain it.
- Lord Melbourne

It is safest to take the unpopular side in the first instance.
Transit from the unpopular is easy...
but from the popular to the unpopular is so steep and
rugged that it is impossible to maintain it.
- William Lamb Melbourne

Well, here's what I think.
I mean, the people are saying, 'We don't want it,'
and the Democrats are saying,
'We don't care.
We're going to pass it anyway.' And so for the next three months,
Washington will be consumed with the Democrats trying
to jam this through in a very messy procedure an unpopular health care bill.
- Lamar Alexander

We will not walk in fear, one of another.
We are not descended from fearful men,
Not from men who feared to write, to speak,
To associate and to defend causes
which were for the moment unpopular.
This is no time... to keep silent.
- Edward R. Murrow

I'm actually starting to like more and more people
who have convictions that are unpopular.
Now at what point does an unpopular conviction
interfere with your own human rights?
Forced female circumcision, for instance.
The Catholic Church's stance on contraception.
The list goes on. You know, God has some really weird kids,
and I find it hard to be in their company most of the time.
- Bono

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.
- Will Durant (commonly attributed to Aristotle)

Life may not be the party we hoped for,
but while we are here we might as well dance.
- Anonymous

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

Life is not supposed to be fair.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers
but to be fearless when facing them.
- Rabindranath Tagore

It's not the size of the dog in the fight,
it's the size of the fight in the dog.
- Mark Twain


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