popularity

A Quote by Bill Hoest on husbands, popularity, time, and wives

Husband to his wife: "I know you've been a model wife, but it's been a long time since your model was popular."

Bill Hoest

Source: The Lockhorns, a cartoon

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A Quote by Bethania McKenstry on facts and popularity

I'm not sure I want popular opinion on my side - I've noticed those with the most opinions often have the fewest facts.

Bethania McKenstry

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A Quote by Arnold H. Glasow on hope and popularity

Expecting something for nothing is the most popular form of hope.

Arnold H. Glasow

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A Quote by Aristotle on audiences, education, popularity, simplicity, uneducated, and audienceeffective

It is this simplicity that makes the uneducated more effective than the educated when addressing popular audiences.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Rhetoric, P. 90

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A Quote by Aristotle on audiences, education, popularity, and simplicity

It is simplicity that makes the uneducated more effective than the educated when addressing popular audiences.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Rhetoric

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A Quote by Aristophanes on politicians, popularity, and vulgarity

You have all the characteristics of a popular politician: a horrible voice, bad breeding, and a vulgar manner.

Aristophanes (c.450 - c.385 BC)

Source: Knights, 424 BC

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A Quote by Anita Loos on art, education, inflation, life, nations, obsession, people, politics, popularity, sex, and taxes

That our popular art forms have become so obsessed with sex has turned the U.S.A into a nation of hobbledehoys; as if grown people don't have more vital concerns, such as taxes, inflation, dirty politics, earning a living, getting an education, or keeping out of jail.

Anita Loos (1888 - 1981)

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on character, imitation, incompetence, play, popularity, and seriousness

ZANY, n. A popular character in old Italian plays, who imitated with ludicrous incompetence the "buffone", or clown, and was therefore the ape of an ape; for the clown himself imitated the serious characters of the play.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on popularity, pride, and worship

WORSHIP, n. Homo Creator's testimony to the sound construction and fine finish of Deus Creatus. A popular form of abjection, having an element of pride.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on popularity and proverbs

SAW, n. A trite popular saying, or proverb. (Figurative and colloquial.) So called because it makes its way into a wooden head. Following are examples of old saws fitted with new teeth.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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