Quotes About Stubbornness

Quotes tagged as "stubbornness" (showing 1-30 of 82)
Jane Austen
“There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.”
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Cassandra Clare
“You don't get to decide," she said, "where I go, or when."
"I know." His voice was ragged. "I've always known that about you. I don't know why I had to fall in love with someone who's more stubborn than I am.”
Cassandra Clare, City of Fallen Angels

C. JoyBell C.
“I'm unpredictable, I never know where I'm going until I get there, I'm so random, I'm always growing, learning, changing, I'm never the same person twice. But one thing you can be sure of about me; is I will always do exactly what I want to do.”
C. JoyBell C.

Thomas Paine
“To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason, and whose philosophy consists in holding humanity in contempt, is like administering medicine to the dead, or endeavoring to convert an atheist by scripture.”
Thomas Paine, The American Crisis

Neil Gaiman
“There's none so blind as those who will not listen.”
Neil Gaiman, American Gods

Abraham Lincoln
“I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.”
Abraham Lincoln

Colleen Hoover
“The only difference between falling in love and being in love is that your heart already knows how you feel, but your mind is too stubborn to admit it.”
Colleen Hoover, Maybe Not

Jack Kerouac
“I promise I shall never give up, and that I'll die yelling and laughing, and that until then I'll rush around this world I insist is holy and pull at everyone's lapel and make them confess to me and to all.”
Jack Kerouac

Joseph Joubert
“Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love truth.”
Joseph Joubert

Albert Einstein
“It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed.”
Albert Einstein

Maya Banks
“I'm not stubborn. My way is just better.”
Maya Banks, Rush

Jack Gilbert
“We must risk delight. We can do without pleasure,
but not delight. Not enjoyment. We must have
the stubbornness to accept our gladness in the ruthless
furnace of this world. To make injustice the only
measure of our attention is to praise the Devil.”
Jack Gilbert, Refusing Heaven

Margaret Thatcher
“To those waiting with bated breath for that favorite media catchphrase, the U-turn, I have only this to say, ‘You turn if you want; the lady’s not for turning.”
Margaret Thatcher

Cassandra Clare
“I don't know why I had to fall in love with someone who's more stubborn than I am.”
Cassandra Clare

Richelle E. Goodrich
“If you plan to build walls around me, know this—I will walk through them.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

Michel de Montaigne
“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

Jared Diamond
“[T]he values to which people cling most stubbornly under inappropriate conditions are those values that were previously the source of their greatest triumphs.”
Jared Diamond, Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

Michael Michalko
“Creativity is paradoxical. To create, a person must have knowledge but forget the knowledge, must see unexpected connections in things but not have a mental disorder, must work hard but spend time doing nothing as information incubates, must create many ideas yet most of them are useless, must look at the same thing as everyone else, yet see something different, must desire success but embrace failure, must be persistent but not stubborn, and must listen to experts but know how to disregard them."

[Twelve Things You Were Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking (The Creativity Post, December 6, 2011)]”
Michael Michalko

Ellis Peters
“The voices of cold reason were talking, as usual, to deaf ears.”
Ellis Peters, Brother Cadfael's Penance

Solange nicole
“It would seem no matter how progressive we get there are always those few who are backwards in their ways.”
Solange nicole

Dick Allen
“Question everything, even the question mark, that shepherd's crook floating in the air above that small round rock

If you - stubbornly - still wish to be unhappy,
maybe you can grasp it.”
Dick Allen, Zen Master Poems

Charles Dickens
“They ran their heads very hard against wrong ideas, and persisted in trying to fit the circumstances to the ideas instead of trying to extract ideas from the circumstances.”
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

Will Advise
“People skills are useless with cats, because cats are immune to training, and do whatever they decide in any situation... And most importantly they aren’t human.”
Will Advise, Nothing is here...

Will Advise
“#Cats are marvelous creatures - they either adapt to circumstances, or decide to make circumstances adapt to them. Either way - they win.”
Will Advise, Nothing is here...

George F. Will
“The utter absence of proof for a proposition is proof of a successful conspiracy to destroy all proof.”
George F. Will, The Woven Figure: Conservatism and America's Fabric

“Annie Taliaferro had that hammerhead look about her, like a breachy range cow, or a bunch-quitting steer.”
Clifton Adams

Miles Watson
“Kraut was a stand-up guy in the old tradition, in a strange way reminiscent of my father in his steadfast refusal to abandon a position once he had taken it. It was a quality I lacked, and so admired in others when they weren't using it to beat me to the canvas or break my heart.”
Miles Watson, Cage Life

Will Advise
“With all the global warming going around nowadays, it would only take the stubbornness of a mule and the patience of a sitting duck to achieve what no man has ever done before – namely melt the ice in a wax figure’s beaten heart that was chopped off and hidden 50 meters under the polar ice caps in Alaska, to protect it from feeling.”
Will Advise, Nothing is here...

Django Wexler
“It's not courage so much as stubbornness," Alice said frankly. Her lips curled back from her teeth in a grim smile. "I don't like to lose.”
Django Wexler, The Mad Apprentice

Criss Jami
“There is this common notion that young conservatives are the few, that most people had liberal worldviews when they were young. If this is true, then it is with great irony that a number of old liberals must never had progressed into conservatives as they grew older.”
Criss Jami

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