The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't.
A small mind is obstinate. A great mind can lead and be led.
They defend their errors as if they were defending their inheritance.
Obstinacy is the result of the will forcing itself into the place of the intellect.
Life is obstinate and clings closest where it is most hated.
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.
Obstinacy and vehemency in opinion are the surest proofs of stupidity.
Obstinacy is ever most positive when it is most in the wrong.
What is exciting is not for one person to be stronger than the other... but for two people to have met their match and yet they are equally as stubborn, as obstinate, as passionate, as crazy as the other.
He says NO! In thunder; but the Devil himself cannot make him say yes.
Vanity dies hard; in some obstinate cases it outlives the man.
I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them.
My great mistake, the fault for which I can’t forgive myself, is that one day I ceased my obstinate pursuit of my own individuality.
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.
'Tis known by the name of perseverance in a good cause,-and of obstinacy in a bad one.
The obstinacy of cleverness and reason is nothing to the obstinacy of folly and inanity.
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.
Metaphysics means nothing but an unusually obstinate effort to think clearly.
Nothing is more obstinate than a fashionable consensus.
Obstinacy in a bad cause is but constancy in a good.
She would simply wait on the bridge, calm and obstinate, until events, real events, not her own fantasies, roe to her challenge, and dispelled her insignificance.
Who is so deaf or so blind as is he that willfully will neither hear nor see?
Narrowness of mind is often the cause of obstinacy; we do not easily believe beyond what we see.
One of the satisfactions of a genius is his will-power and obstinacy.
Obstinate, headstrong girl!
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