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The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one often comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't. (Quote by - Henry Ward Beecher)

Obstinacy is ever most positive when it is most in the wrong. (Quote by - Suzanne Curchod Necker)

They defend their errors as if they were defending their inheritance. (Quote by - Edmund Burke)

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

The obstinacy of cleverness and reason is nothing to the obstinacy of folly and inanity. (Quote by - Harriet Beecher Stowe)

Obstinacy and vehemency in opinion are the surest proofs of stupidity. (Quote by - Bernard Barton)

Obstinacy is the result of the will forcing itself into the place of the intellect. (Quote by - Arthur Schopenhauer)

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

He has a brilliant mind until it is made up. (Quote by - Violet Bonham-Carter)

Obstinacy in a bad cause is but constancy in a good. (Quote by - Thomas Browne)

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. (Quote by - Thomas Paine)

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. (Quote by - Samuel Butler (1))

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. (Quote by - Samuel Taylor Coleridge)

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. (Quote by - William Cowper)

A narrow mind begets obstinacy; we do not easily believe what we cannot see. (Quote by - John Dryden)

Stiff opinion, always in the wrong. (Quote by - John Dryden)

Obstinacy in opinions holds the dogmatist in the chains of error, without hope of emancipation. (Quote by - 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. (Quote by - William Hazlitt (1))

Narrowness of mind is often the cause of obstinacy; we do not easily believe beyond what we see. (Quote by - 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. (Quote by - Johann Kaspar Lavater)

The obstinacy of the indolent and weak is less conquerable than that of the fiery and bold. (Quote by - Johann Kaspar Lavater)

Firmness or stiffness of the mind is not from adherence to truth, but submission to prejudice. (Quote by - John Locke (1))

Obstinacy and contention are common qualities, most appearing in, and best becoming, a mean and illiterate soul. (Quote by - Michel Eyquem de Montaigne)

Obstinacy and heat in argument are surest proofs of folly. Is there anything so stubborn, obstinate, disdainful, contemplative, grave, or serious, as an ass? (Quote by - Michel Eyquem de Montaigne)

An obstinate man does not hold opinions, but they hold him. (Quote by - Alexander Pope)


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