Obstinacy Quotes

Few men are so obstinate in their atheism, that a pressing danger will not compel them to the acknowledgement of a divine power.

Plato

People first abandon reason, and then become obstinate; and the deeper they are in error the more angry they are.

Hugh Blair

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

Sir Thomas Browne

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

If it be true that men of strong imaginations are usually dogmatists--and I am inclined to think it is so--it ought to follow that men of weak imaginations are the reverse; in which case we should have some compensation for stupidity. But it unfortunately happens that no dogmatist is more obstinate or less open to conviction than a fool.

Charles Caleb Colton

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

John Dryden

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

Joseph Glanvill

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

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

Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

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

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

Johann Kaspar Lavater

Men of integrity are generally pretty obstinate, in adhering to an opinion once adopted.

William Cobbett

He has a brilliant mind until it is made up.

Violet Bonham-Carter

His still refuted quirks he still repeats. New-raised objections with new quibbles meets; Till sinking in the quicksand he defends, He dies disputing, and the contest ends.

William Cowper

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

I prefer an accommodating vice to an obstinate virtue.

Moliere

Fools and obstinate men make rich lawyers.

Spanish Proverb

Nothing is more obstinate than a fashionable consensus.

Margaret Thatcher

The liberally educated person is one who is able to resist the easy and preferred answers, not because he is obstinate but because he knows others worthy of consideration.

Allan Bloom

A cantankerous press, an obstinate press, a ubiquitous press, must be suffered by those in authority in order to preserve the right of the people to know.

Murray I. Gurfein

The passion of hatred is so long lived and so obstinate a malady that the surest sign of death in a sick person is their desire for reconciliation.

Jean de la Bruyere

There are obstinate and unknown braves who defend themselves inch by inch in the shadows against the fatal invasion of want and turpitude. There are noble and mysterious triumphs which no eye sees. No renown rewards, and no flourish of trumpets salutes. Life, misfortune, isolation, abandonment, and poverty and battlefields which have their heroes.

Victor Hugo

You know I won't turn over a new leaf I am so obstinate, but then I am no less obstinate in being your affectionate Husband.

William Hogarth

Because I knew that thou art obstinate, and thy neck is an iron sinew, and thy brow brass; / I have even from the beginning declared it to thee; before it came to pass I shewed it thee: lest thou shouldest say, Mine idol hath done them, and my graven image, and my molten image, hath commanded them.

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Updated On : May 06, 2011
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