Unpopular Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old unpopular quotes, unpopular sayings, and unpopular proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Truth will only make you unpopular.     

Wolfgang Borchert

An unpopular rule is never long maintained.     

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Unpopular but right is what you're going for.     

Sam Altman

In all the world, rich people are very unpopular.     

Victor Pinchuk

Chastity is the most unpopular of the Christian virtues.     

C. S. Lewis

Intelligent people are always on the unpopular side of anything.     

Kin Hubbard

First make yourself unpopular, then you will be taken seriously.     

Konrad Adenauer

Unpopular speech is absolutely vital to the health of our nation.     

Edward Norton

All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions.     

Adlai E. Stevenson Ii

At times unpopular measures are needed in order to change behaviour.     

Lucy Powell

To solve big problems you have to be willing to do unpopular things.     

Lee Iacocca

Sometimes in this world you make unpopular decisions because you think they're right.     

George W. Bush

Human beings do not like to look squarely into the face of tragedy. Gloom is unpopular.     

Saul Alinsky

Unpopularity is a excellent salve to the conscience; it is delicious to be misunderstood.     

Stella Benson

Honesty and unpopular opinions are the toughest sell in a country with an irony-deficiency.     

Greg Proops

Being unpopular is never easy; but being unpopular in a good cause is a shield against despair.     

Roger Scruton