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

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

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

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


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

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