Obstinacy Quotes

Love is the only fire that is hot enough to melt the iron obstinacy of a creatures' will

Alexander MacLaren

That which is called firmness in a king is called obstinacy in a donkey.

John Erskine

Obstinacy and vehemency in opinion are the surest proofs of stupidity.

Bernard Barton

We often credit ourselves with vices the reverse of what we have, thus when weak we boast of our obstinacy.

François de la Rochefoucauld

Never suffer your courage to exert itself in fierceness, your resolution in obstinacy, your wisdom in cunning, nor your patience in sullenness and despair.

Charles Palmer

Public opinion is a compound of folly, weakness, prejudice, wrong feeling, right feeling, obstinacy, and newspaper paragraphs.

Robert Peel

Most other passions have their periods of fatigue and rest, their suffering and their cure; but obstinacy has n (Quote by - resource, and the first wound is mortal.

Thomas Paine

[Optimism is] the obstinacy of maintaining that everything is best when it is worst.

Voltaire

The obstinacy of cleverness and reason is nothing to the obstinacy of folly and inanity.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Tis known by the name of perseverance in a good cause, and of obstinacy in a bad one.

Laurence Stern

Obstinacy is the result of the will forcing itself into the place of the intellect.

Arthur Schopenhauer

May God in his mercy enable us without obstinacy to perceive our errors.

Michael Servetus

Obstinacy and heat in argument are surest proofs of folly. Is there anything so stubborn, obstinate, disdainful, contemplative, grave, or serious, as an ass?

Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

Obstinacy and contention are common qualities, most appearing in, and best becoming, a mean and illiterate soul.

Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

The obstinacy of the indolent and weak is less conquerable than that of the fiery and bold.

Johann Kaspar Lavater

Obstinacy is the strength of the weak. Firmness founded upon principle, upon the truth and right, order and law, duty and generosity, is the obstinacy of sages.

Johann Kaspar Lavater

Narrowness of mind is often the cause of obstinacy; we do not easily believe beyond what we see.

Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

Whatever excites the spirit of contradiction is capable of producing the last effects of heroism; which is only the highest pitch of obstinacy, in a good or bad cause, in wisdom or folly.

William Hazlitt

Obstinacy in opinions holds the dogmatist in the chains of error, without hope of emancipation.

Joseph Glanvill

A narrow mind begets obstinacy; we do not easily believe what we cannot see.

John Dryden

I believe that obstinacy, or the dread of control and discipline, arises not so much from self-willedness as from a conscious defect of voluntary power; as foolhardiness is not seldom the disguise of conscious timidity.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Obstinacy in a bad cause is but constancy in a good.

Sir Thomas Browne

Youth enters the world with very happy prejudices in her own favor. She imagines herself not only certain of accomplishing every adventure, but of obtaining those rewards which the accomplishment may deserve. She is not easily persuaded to believe that the force of merit can be resisted by obstinacy and avarice, or its luster darkened by envy and malignity.

Samuel Johnson

The history of science, like the history of all human ideas, is a history of irresponsible dreams, of obstinacy, and of error. But science is one of the very few human activitiesperhaps the only onein which errors are systematically criticized and fairly often, in time, corrected. This is why we can say that, in science, we often learn from our mistakes, and why we can speak clearly and sensibly about making progress there.

Karl Raimund Popper

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