Obstinate Quotes

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I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them.
Agatha Christie

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.

An obstinate man does not hold opinions, but they hold him.
Alexander Pope

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

Obstinacy is the result of the will forcing itself into the place of the intellect.
Arthur Schopenhauer

Obstinacy and vehemency in opinion are the surest proofs of stupidity.
Bernard Barton

They defend their errors as if they were defending their inheritance.
Edmund Burke

Who is so deaf or so blind as he that willfully will neither hear nor see?
English Proverb

Narrowness of mind is often the cause of obstinacy; we do not easily believe beyond what we see.
Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

The dynamic element in my philosophy, taken as a whole, can be seen as an obstinate and untiring battle against the spirit of abstraction.
Gabriel Marcel

The obstinacy of cleverness and reason is nothing to the obstinacy of folly and inanity.
Harriet Beecher Stowe

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

He says NO! in thunder; but the Devil himself cannot make him say yes.
Herman Melville

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

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

Stiff opinion, always in the wrong.
John Dryden

There are few, very few, that will own themselves in a mistake.
Jonathan Swift

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

'Tis known by the name of perseverance in a good cause -- and of obstinacy in a bad one.
Laurence Sterne

I am firm. You are obstinate. He is a pig-headed fool.
Katharine Whitehorn

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

Nothing is more obstinate than a fashionable consensus.
Margaret Thatcher

Life is obstinate and clings closest where it is most hated.
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Vanity dies hard; in some obstinate cases it outlives the man.
Robert Louis Stevenson

Public opinion is a compound of folly, weakness, prejudice, wrong feeling, right feeling, obstinacy, and newspaper paragraphs.
Robert Peel

Obstinacy is ever most positive when it is most in the wrong.
Suzanne Curchod Necker

Obstinacy in a bad cause is but constancy in a good.
Thomas Browne, Sr.

Most other passions have their periods of fatigue and rest, their suffering and their cure; but obstinacy has n resource, and the first wound is mortal.
Thomas Paine

He has a brilliant mind until it is made up.
Violet Bonham-Carter

Fools are stubborn in their way, As coins are harden'd by th' allay; And obstinacy's ne'er so stiff As when 'tis in a wrong belief.
Samuel Butler

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

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