Quotes About Stubbornness

Quotes tagged as "stubbornness" (showing 1-30 of 49)
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

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

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

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

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

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

Augustine of Hippo
“And yet, will we ever come to an end of discussion and talk if we think we must always reply to replies? For replies come from those who either cannot understand what is said to them, or are so stubborn and contentious that they refuse to give in even if they do understand.”
Augustine of Hippo, City of God

Richelle E. Goodrich
“If you plan to build walls around me, know this—I will walk through them.”
Richelle E. Goodrich

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

Diana Gabaldon
“Fat-heided creatures, the Carmichaels," she said judiciously. "Loyal enough, but stubborn as rocks."

"Thus sayeth a Fraser," I remarked. "The Carmichaels must be something special in that line.”
Diana Gabaldon, Written in My Own Heart's Blood

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

H.G. Wells
“Very well," said the Voice, in a tone of relief. "Then I'm going to throw flints at you till you think differently.”
H.G. Wells, The Invisible Man

Melyssa Winchester
“He might have gotten his way in the hallway earlier, but now he's on my turf. He isn't gonna push me around.”
Melyssa Winchester, Count On Me

“We human girls can be persuaded to do ANYTHING. Just yesterday I said I would never ever wear a tampon, and, well what do you know?! Today I'm wearing one.”
― Jeanie Wilding

“The most important thing is to never give up." Adrian Esteban”
Bob Madgic, Shattered Air: A True Account of Catastrophe and Courage on Yosemite's Half Dome

“I was stubborn like that, refusing to let my heart redefine how I operated. Looking back, there is a part of me that wants to replace the word 'stubborn' with 'reckless'; there are many things I would do differently now, but what good does it do to retrace your steps? Sometimes you simply do the things you do, and it doesn't necessarily help to pick on the "old you" by proclaiming how smart the new you is.”
Dee Williams

“I've never been good with asking for help; it seems risky, but at some point when things are really dicey, your stubbornness gives way to a certain form of humility that, after you get over yourself, feels liberating. I started to believe that the universe was conspiring to help me finish my house, sending people along at the right moment.”
Dee Williams

“Some men would rather break their donkeys back, than give them the carrot they both require to progress.”
R.P. Falconer

“A man would rather break his donkeys back than give it the carrot it requires to progress.”
R.P. Falconer

Kir Bulychev
“Бывает, судьба ополчается на идею. Об этом написано в некоторых биографиях великих людей. Но сила духа заключается именно в том, чтобы провести чёткую грань между важным и неважным, принципиальным и мелочами, основной целью и боковыми проулками.
("Свободные места есть")”
Kir Bulychev, Mimozemšťané v Guslaru

Massimo Marino
“To a hammer, every problem is a nail,” we said on the team but we called him ‘the screwdriver’. We were confronted with stubborn nails and we needed a sledgehammer.”
Massimo Marino, Daimones

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