Obstinacy Quotes

The enemy was too strong for me, but he was severely punished for his obstinacy. His casualties were more than quadruple mine.

John Buford

Obstinacy is the sister of constancy, at least in vigor and stability.

Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

OBSTINATE, adj. Inaccessible to the truth as it is manifest in the splendor and stress of our advocacy. The popular type and exponent of obstinacy is the mule, a most intelligent animal.

Ambrose Gwinett Bierce

The robes of lawyers are lined with the obstinacy of clients.

Proverb

Most other passions have their periods of fatigue and rest, their suffering and their cure; but obstinacy has no resource, and the first wound is mortal.

Thomas Paine

Obstinacy is ever most positive when it is most in the wrong.

Madame Suzanne Curchod Necker

There is something in obstinacy which differs from every other passion. Whenever it fails, it never recovers, but either breaks like iron, or crumbles sulkily away, like a fractured arch. Most other passions have their periods of fatigue and rest, their sufferings and their cure; but obstinacy has no resource, and the first wound is mortal.

Samuel Johnson

The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't.

Henry Ward Beecher

One of the satisfactions of a genius is his will-power and obstinacy.

Man Ray

Obstinacy, sir, is certainly a great vice; and in the changeful state of political affairs it is frequently the cause of great mischief. It happens, however, very unfortunately, that almost the whole line of the great and masculine virtues--constancy, gravity, magnanimity, fortitude, fidelity, and firmness--are closely allied to this disagreeable quality, of which you have so just an abhorrence; and in their excess all these virtues very easily fall into it.

Edmund Burke

The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one often comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't.

Henry Ward Beecher

The robes of lawyers are lined with the obstinacy of clients

Proverb

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

Sir Thomas Browne

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