Stubborness we deprecate,Firmness we condone,The former is our neighbors trait,The latter is our own.
Roused by the lash of his own stubborn tail our lion now will foreign foes assail.
'Ole!' to you, just for having the sheer human love and stubbornness to keep showing up.
One single vision fills all minds: that of our independence endangered.
One single duty imposes itself upon our wills: the duty of stubborn resistance.
From compromise and things half done, Keep me with stern and stubborn pride,And when at last the fight is won,God, keep me still unsatisfied.
There are few people so stubborn in their atheism who when danger is pressing in will not acknowledge the divine power.
Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.
What will happen once the authentic mass man takes over, we do not know yet, although it may be a fair guess that he will have more in common with the meticulous, calculated correctness of Himmler than with the hysterical fanaticism of Hitler, will more resemble the stubborn dullness of Molotov than the sensual vindictive cruelty of Stalin.
I'm very determined and stubborn. There's a desire in me that makes me want to do more and more, and to do it right. Each one of us has a fire in our heart for something. It's our goal in life to find it and to keep it lit.
Bow, stubborn knees!
One has to abandon altogether the search for security, and reach out to the risk of living with both arms. One has to court doubt and darkness as the cost of knowing. One needs a will stubborn in conflict, but apt always to total acceptance of every consequence of living and dying.
Obstinacy is will asserting itself without being able to justify itself.
It is persistence without a reasonable motive. It is the tenacity of self-love substituted for that of reason and conscience.
Stubbornness does have its helpful features.
You always know what you're going to be thinking tomorrow.
Obstinacy in a bad cause is but constancy in a good.
A small mind is obstinate. A great mind can lead and be led.
Man is not logical and his intellectual history is a record of mental reserves and compromises. He hangs on to what he can in his old beliefs even when he is compelled to surrender their logical basis.
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.
Obstinacy in opinions holds the dogmatist in the chains of error, without hope of emancipation.