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Having been unpopular in high school is not just cause for book publications.
I am an unpopular electric eel in a pool of catfish.
Popular in our time, unpopular in his. So runs the stereotype of rejected genius.
All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions.
Adlai E. Stevenson
Isn't it strange that I who have written only unpopular books should be such a popular fellow?
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.
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.
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.
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.
A free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.
I have been unable to live an uncommitted or suspended life. I have not hesitated to declare my affiliation with an extremely unpopular cause.
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.
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
Free speech is meant to protect unpopular speech. Popular speech, by definition, needs no protection.
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.
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.
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.
Since the end of the Cold War, hegemonism has become increasingly unpopular.
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.
In this era in which we live, the old-fashioned virtues grow increasingly unpopular.
B. Carroll Reece
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
I am not unaware how unpopular on this floor are the sentiments I am about to advocate.
Benjamin F. Wade
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.
The courage in journalism is sticking up for the unpopular, not the popular.
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
The Korean war has always been an unpopular war among the American people.
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.
Our own State Department polls say that 80 percent of Iraqis view the United States as an unpopular occupier.
I didn't mind being unpopular at school, because everyone else was a heathen.
So easy to fall into a rut, isn't it? Why should ruts be so comfortable and so unpopular?
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