The obstinacy of cleverness and reason is nothing to the obstinacy of folly and inanity.
Certainly, the mistakes that we male and female mortals make when we have our own way might fairly raise some wonder that we're so fond of it.
[Optimism is] the obstinacy of maintaining that everything is best when it is worst.
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.
Public opinion is a compound of folly, weakness, prejudice, wrong feeling, right feeling, obstinacy, and newspaper paragraphs.
Never suffer your courage to exert itself in fierceness, your resolution in obstinacy, your wisdom in cunning, nor your patience in sullenness and despair.
We often credit ourselves with vices the reverse of what we have, thus when weak we boast of our obstinacy.
True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.
Life is obstinate and clings closest where it is most hated.
Vanity dies hard; in some obstinate cases it outlives the man.
Passions often produce their contraries: avarice sometimes leads to prodigality, and prodigality to avarice; we are often obstinate through weakness and daring though timidity.
Metaphysics means nothing but an unusually obstinate effort to think clearly.
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.
Obstinacy is ever most positive when it is most in the wrong.
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.
The robes of lawyers are lined with the obstinacy of clients.
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.
Obstinacy is the sister of constancy, at least in vigor and stability.
The enemy was too strong for me, but he was severely punished for his obstinacy. His casualties were more than quadruple mine.
Like all weak men he laid an exaggerated stress on not changing one's mind.
That which is called firmness in a king is called obstinacy in a donkey.
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.
Men of integrity are generally pretty obstinate, in adhering to an opinion once adopted.
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