quotations about stubbornness
I'm not stubborn. My way is just better.
MAYA BANKS, Rush
It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed.
ALBERT EINSTEIN, Ideas and Opinions
Pig-headed stubbornness is the perseverance of somebody we don't like.
ROBERT ELLIOTT GONZALES, Poems and Paragraphs
Some people will have their own way even when they don't know what it is.
EVAN ESAR, 20,000 Quips & Quotes
Thanks to God that he gave me stubbornness when I know I am right.
JOHN ADAMS, letter to Edmund Jenings, 1782
Well partly it's stubbornness
Some of it's spite
But mostly it's twisting my words
To console you
LORI CARSON, "Twisting My Words", Where It Goes
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, The American Crisis
Like my father told me, if at first you don't succeed, try again. And again. And again. But after that, give up. It's no good being stubborn.
BRYCE C. ANDERSON, The Improbable Rise of Singularity Girl
An obstinate man does not hold opinions, but they hold him; for when he is once possessed with an error, it is, like a devil, only cast out with great difficulty.
SAMUEL BUTLER, "The Obstinate Man", Characters and Passages from Note-books
Your stubbornness is cruel
You know what I'd do for you
And I know where you'd walk for me
But we gotta speak it
Oh so quietly
KATY B, "Go Away", On a Mission
Now the toughest hide grows on a mule
Cause he's a bulky stubborn fool
He likes to look at you and glare
An never even move a hair
But when his muscles start to twitch
An when his tail begins to swish
That mule ain't bothered with an itch ... fly trouble
buzz buzz buzz goes that busy little pest
buzz buzz buzz that mule can't get no rest
HANK WILLIAMS, "Fly Trouble", Kaw-Liga and Other Humorous Songs
And the devils always smiling when you pass by
Drifting on my piece of sorry, shattered stubbornness
PEPPER, "Dry Spell"
All men may err; but he that keepeth not his folly, but repenteth, doeth well; but stubbornness cometh to great trouble.
Stubbornness means you are not fluid to the changing circumstances of reality.
ADAM RAY, The Golden Light Path
It is a disaster that wisdom forbids you to be satisfied with yourself and always sends you away dissatisfied and fearful, whereas stubbornness and foolhardiness fill their hosts with joy and assurance.
MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE, The Complete Essays
Sometimes stubbornness is not such a bad thing. Being daring is trying to do what society considers as difficult but possible. However, you are considered a dreamer or stubborn if you insist and try to accomplish what society considers as impossible. Contextually it carries negative meaning and refers to someone being unrealistic and living in a surreal world. You may even be considered delusional. There are many who defied contemporary thinking in order to accomplish their dreams and history has vindicated them by immortalizing their names and their works.
NANA ABOAGYE, Dare to Actualize Your Dream
Stubbornness is a driving force in relationship autonomy; it is essential to the individuation of each human being--and inconvenient to those in the role of socializer, as every parent of a 2-year-old knows. Stubbornness preserves the self-centered self and keeps a tenacious grip on life; we humans do not give up easily. It is a barrier experience when it is used to resist transformation, but it is a driving force toward development and transformation when it is in the service of the therapeutic task.
YVONNE AGAZARIAN, Systems-Centered Therapy for Groups
Stubbornness knows not its own defeat.
E. P. DAY, Day's Collacon
If you believe that stubbornness without reflection Is a virtue, you are thinking crookedly.
SOPHOCLES, Oedipus the Tyrant
Stubbornness is like setting yourself on a path with your eyes closed. In other words, you are not seeing and listening for information that is available to help you make right decisions. The primary information you are missing is information from others and information from your own internal voice.
ADAM RAY, The Golden Light Path