We have collected the best Unpopular Quotes by famous authors including Margaret Hoover, John Fetterman, William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Ben Shapiro and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.
When an unpopular minority is denied the right to marry, it is indeed the role of the courts to protect the rights of that minority, especially when a majority would deny them.
You can’t lock away a problem and throw away the key. I don’t know if it’s an unpopular view or a popular view, but it’s the truth.
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, 2nd Viscount Melbourne
I feel that if I am freed of the burden of politics, then I can do more and I can take more unpopular decisions. I can have as my guidance for decision whatever is right, not whatever is popular.
Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
President Obama has only had two major policy victories during his tenure: the stimulus package and Obamacare. Both are massively unpopular. The stimulus package launched the Tea Party movement. Obamacare led to the Republican wipeout of 2010.
In 1953, after the armistice ending the Korean War, South Korea lay in ruins. President Eisenhower was eager to put an end to hostilities that had left his predecessor deeply unpopular, and the war ended in an uneasy stalemate.
It’s not easy to do the unpopular thing.
At 13, in my first year of Tonbridge, I went up for the part of Macbeth. I was up against the 17- and 18-year-olds, but for some reason I got the part. It made me incredibly unpopular with my peers, but it was the English and drama teachers who stepped in to save me when others wanted me kicked out of the school.
It’s easy to be popular when you don’t make the decisions a president makes. And it’s easy to be unpopular when you’re the president because you’re making decisions that at the time might seem unpopular; but when historians sort it out, it changes.
Dorothy Bush Koch
I have friends who wear Star Wars costumes and act like the characters all day. I may not be that deep into it, but there’s something great about loving what you love and not caring if it’s unpopular.
The Federal Reserve’s job is to do the right thing, to take the long-run interest of the economy to heart, and that sometimes means being unpopular. But we have to do the right thing.
I lived near Santa Cruz for ten years, and the whole time, it bothered me what an exclusionary definition of ‘inclusion’ was in force. Social censure was applied to those who expressed unpopular or uncomfortable ideas.
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.
Some conservatives say that whether it’s popular or unpopular, imposing strict limits on immigration is the right thing to do, and it must be defended.
You’ve got to make tough decisions, sometimes unpopular decisions… Whatever it is, if it’s the right move at the right time, you’ve got to be also willing to make mistakes.
The courage in journalism is sticking up for the unpopular, not the popular.
The thing to remember about Obama is he doesn’t care if you like him or I like him or somebody else does. He literally would rather do homework with his kids than be around other politicians. Does this make him unpopular at times? Yes. Does it make him ineffective? Most certainly not.
To go from being an unpopular, chubby little kid who was chasing girls and couldn’t seem to catch them, to being chased after and making sure I ran slow enough that I did get caught, it was 180 degree turn. It was being given the keys to the candy store.
I have no delusions about my likability in every scenario. I know that in order to get things done the way you want them, oftentimes your position will be unpopular.
I am an unpopular electric eel in a pool of catfish.
My singing voice had rescued me from the scene I was in at school – I was an unpopular, bookish kid who had an indeterminate ethnic background. I became fascinated with women sopranos because they had a future that I didn’t as a singer.
I’ve had strong opinions probably since I was born. It makes you unpopular, but what can you do?
James D. Watson
You’ve got to ensure that the holders of an opinion, however unpopular, are allowed to put across their points of view.
One thing that I think is clear is I’m going to be me, no matter the situation, no matter the people I’m around, no matter how popular or unpopular it is, I’m going to be open and honest and be me.
I was 17 years old and in my first band, and we played at the university. I was kind of a gawky, unpopular teenager and there was about 400 people smiling and dancing to what we were doing.
When President George W. Bush attempted to reform Social Security, that proposal was more unpopular with Americans than the Iraq war. People love their entitlements.
So easy to fall into a rut, isn’t it? Why should ruts be so comfortable and so unpopular?
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.
When Reagan left office, he was the most unpopular living president, apart from Nixon, even below Carter. If you look at his years in office, he was not particularly popular. He was more or less average. He severely harmed the American economy.
When historians look at the Obama presidency, they’re likely to credit him especially for doing the politically unpopular things that were needed in 2009 to salvage the financial wreckage.
I feel that if I am freed of the burden of politics, then I can do more, and I can take more unpopular decisions.
Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
As you may recall, Truman was extremely unpopular when he finally left Washington in 1953, thanks largely to the Korean War. Today, however, he is thought to have been a solidly good president, a ‘Near Great’ even, in the terminology of those surveys of historians they do every now and then.
Anything about Iraq is a death sentence at the box office… You can’t make movies about an unpopular war while the war is still going on – people don’t want to pay to get depressed, though they sometimes will go to movies to get educated.
When I was defense minister, I was very popular, and now that I’m president, I’m unpopular because I’m trying to make peace. It’s much easier to make war and get trophies.
Juan Manuel Santos
Too many politicians are so worried about getting re-elected that they fear taking an unpopular position. I don’t.
The thing is, my fantasies about being a parent always involved fighting for my unpopular child, doing for her what my own parents couldn’t do for me when I was a girl. I am so ready to be that little girl’s mother.
History shows that any attempt by government to interfere in the consumption of salt is always extremely unpopular.
All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions.
Adlai Stevenson I
Popular in our time, unpopular in his. So runs the stereotype of rejected genius.
What’s the point in being an unpopular writer? It just doesn’t make a lot of sense. For me it doesn’t, anyway.
I cringe when critics say I’m a master of the popular novel. What’s an unpopular novel?
Growing up, I was picked on a bit; I was pretty heavy-set, and then I was a theater kid. I just felt unpopular and uncool, so I think in my mind I had this idea of fame and being popular and how nice that would be. The reality of it is sometimes it’s not nice.
The newspapers are always reminding the public that I am an unpopular prime minister.
I’m a child of the sixties. I grew up with a president who was a crook, who put us into the most unpopular war in history, who had no communication with people under thirty. I had seen the Symbionese Liberation Army and the Panthers and the Diggers; I understood what they were about.
The Army confronted racial integration when it was still unpopular in society. It has been struggling to more fully integrate women. Its troops, after all, reflect society.
I don’t get offered leading parts. I suppose I’ve become a kind of character actor or sideman. I think it had to do with probably in the ’90s, I refused so many leading roles that they gave up on me, or I just became unpopular, or I became old. All those reasons.
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
I was never really unpopular in high school.
In high school, I was very unpopular.
Look, none of the artists who I admire or respect have ever shied away from a role because it might make them unpopular with somebody.
The Founding Fathers provided a way to reverse unpopular Supreme Court decisions: a constitutional amendment.
If Christians will obey the instructions given to them by Christ and his inspired apostles, they will adorn the religion of the Bible, and save themselves much perplexity and severe trials, which they attribute to their afflictions in consequence of believing unpopular truth.
Ellen G. White
The techniques of being an Internet visionary are just like those of lower-tech fortunetellers through the ages. A technological visionary must tell people what they want to hear, because your company’s stock won’t rise if you spout an unpopular vision to analysts.
The problems of the disabled are unpopular.
Trump in particular was such an unpopular candidate, because he’s so anti communities of color, and we’re a minority majority state, are you kidding?
Michelle Lujan Grisham
I think that most of us would prefer to be popular than unpopular.
I’m very unpopular for my dislike of this food, but I’ve never liked avocado. Everyone gives me so much flack for it because they tell me how healthy it is for me, how delicious it is. I don’t like it, but it’s not for lack of trying. I tried to like it, and it’s just not my thing.
Isn’t it strange that I who have written only unpopular books should be such a popular fellow?
Democratic candidates who run from President Obama in red states where he is unpopular are making a big mistake. Their holding Obama at arm’s length deprives voters of a clear choice at the ballot box.
To a contrarian like me, constant advice not to do something almost always starts me quickly down the risky, unpopular path.
A lot of my childhood memories involve walking home in floods of tears. At that age, feeling unpopular is difficult to handle.
Congress is unpopular. Incumbents are unpopular.
Joshua Micah Marshall
I wish I was less good-looking and more unpopular. Then I could get into politics and use my pent-up resentment about being ugly and unpopular to systematically destroy the country.
I think there are districts – a lot of them – where Donald Trump is deeply unpopular, and tying your opponent to Donald Trump’s unpopularity is a winning strategy. But that’s not true for every district.
When one party is really unpopular, like the Conservatives in 1997, AV can really skew the result disproportionately against them.
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.
The truth is that for a Democrat to triumph in a presidential election, it needs to come on the heels of ‘the dark times’ of an unpopular Republican administration. Carter followed the Nixon era, Clinton succeeded after 12 years of Reagan/Bush, and Obama was a direct result of eight years of Bush/Cheney.
In this era in which we live, the old-fashioned virtues grow increasingly unpopular.
B. Carroll Reece
I’m not afraid of making big and sometimes unpopular calls if they’re the right thing to do.
I am not unaware how unpopular on this floor are the sentiments I am about to advocate.
Benjamin F. Wade
Commitment to the rule of law provides a basic assurance that people can know what to expect whether what they do is popular or unpopular at the time.
Sandra Day O’Connor
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 am buying the most unpopular, most battered stocks, but then who knows?
The Korean war has always been an unpopular war among the American people.
I remember Congressman Conyers voting against the PATRIOT Act, voting against the Iraq War when it was unpopular to. That tremendous amount of courage that comes with that kind of leadership, I mean, that’s what we need.
The monarchy has almost always been unpopular.
Having been unpopular in high school is not just cause for book publications.