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  • "Avoid popularity, it has many snares, and no real benefit."
  • "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."
  • "Those men who are commended by everybody must be very extraordinary men; or, which is more probable, very inconsiderable men."
  • "It is more important to be popular than it is to be smart or interesting."