Obstinacy Quotes

Quotes tagged as "obstinacy" (showing 1-23 of 23)
Richelle E. Goodrich
“If you plan to build walls around me, know this—I will walk through them.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“We love being mentally strong, but we hate situations that allow us to put our mental strength to good use.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Charles Dickens
“Whitewash on the forehead hardens the brain into a state of obstinacy, perhaps.”
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

Philip Roth
“...I realized that my father, of all these men, was the most obstinate, helplessly bonded to his better instincts and their excessive demands. I only then understood that he had quit his job not merely because he was fearful of what awaited us down the line should we agree like the others to be relocated, but because, for better or worse, when he was bullied by superior forces that he deemed corrupt it was his nature not to yield--in this instance, to resist either running away to Canada, as my mother urged our doing, or bowing to a government directive that was patently unjust. There were two types of strong men: those like Uncle Monty And Abe Steinheim, remorseless about their making money, and those like my father, ruthlessly obedient to their idea of fair play.”
Philip Roth, The Plot Against America

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Stubbornness is a weapon.
People tend to draw it out when a sensitive part of their identity is threatened—be it dignity, honor, pride, desires, etc. If loaded with righteous resolve, stubbornness can assist in overcoming obstacles and achieving great feats; however, more often than not it is loaded with anger, used as a means of destruction for both the possessor and those whom he turns his weapon upon. It is best utilized by wise individuals who are able to dispassionately perceive if their stubbornness will accomplish good, or if it should be put away and replaced by a humble substitute to spare the lives of everyone affected.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Slaying Dragons

Raheel Farooq
“Repetition of an argument proves your determination, not truth.”
Raheel Farooq, Kalam

Amit Kalantri
“Common man's patience will bring him more happiness than common man's power.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Stubbornness is surely just taut-jawed, clenched-fisted madness.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Slaying Dragons

Dada Bhagwan
“One should not be obstinate even in worldly interaction. If you are obstinate with a ‘collector’, what will he do? He will throw you in jail. So then what will happen if you are obstinate with God? God won’t put you in jail, but his happiness upon you will break (will go away).”
Dada Bhagwan

Dada Bhagwan
“One is to cross this ocean in the form of obstinacy. We are standing on this side of obstinacy and we have to go to the other side. If someone becomes instrumental in removing your obstinacy; do not be disturbed about it, consider him to be extremely beneficial and undergo that experience with equanimity.”
Dada Bhagwan

Dada Bhagwan
“If you deal obstinacy with obstinacy in this world; resolution will not come. Simplicity against obstinacy will bring about resolution.”
Dada Bhagwan

Dada Bhagwan
“In the time before Gnan (time before 1958 when Dada Bhagwan got manifested) there was obstinacy within me. ‘I’ discovered that obstinacy does not let the light of Gnan (Eternal Knowledge) to come through. Then I saw all that obstinacy, and it was destroyed. Thereafter the Gnan (Eternal Knowledge) manifested. One has to observe one’s own self that where lies the obstinacies. The Self is an observatory itself.”
Dada Bhagwan

Dada Bhagwan
“Worldly life is not an impediment; your obstinacies and your ignorance of the self are only the impediments.”
Dada Bhagwan

Dada Bhagwan
“There should be no tenacity of insistence or obstinate insistence of any kind. If there is any tenacity, it should be the kind that will go away if you tell it to!”
Dada Bhagwan

Neelam Saxena Chandra
“Life is a closed loop control system. You take inputs from your environment, from what you read, from your social interactions and from your family and it goes as a feedback into your system, modifying you a little every day. Those who are obstinate are like an open loop control system where nothing affects them. It isn’t really good to remain in an open loop for not only will you be isolated, but also miss out important things in life. It isn’t too wise either to let that feedback system be so strong that you forget your own ideals and principles. A balance is necessary.”
Neelam Saxena Chandra

Dada Bhagwan
“What is it that doesn’t allow you to go to moksha? Obstinacy!”
Dada Bhagwan

Dada Bhagwan
“Flowing egoism is not objectionable but if it is caught-up even a little-bit; it is known as obstinacy. Flowing egoism is dramatic egoism. It is not problematic.”
Dada Bhagwan

Ursula K. Le Guin
“I had of course met with incredulity..., but seldom with a will to incredulity.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness

“Your obstinacy towards your goals gives you ignition which leads to your success.”
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Dada Bhagwan
“If you use obstinacy against obstinacy in this world; you will never come up with a solution. Simplicity against obstinacy will bring about the solution.”
Dada Bhagwan, Simple & Effective Science for Self Realization

Dada Bhagwan
“One should not be obstinate even in worldly interaction. If you are obstinate with a ‘collector’, what will he do? He will throw you in a jail. So then what will happen if you are obstinate in front of God? God won’t put you in jail, but his contentment towards you will break away.”
Dada Bhagwan, Simple & Effective Science for Self Realization

Angelica Hopes
“When people misjudge, they inhale and exhale with obstinate, stagnant prejudice." ~ Angelica Hopes, If I Could Tell You”
Angelica Hopes

Michel de Montaigne
“Moreover, vulgar and casual opinions are something more than nothing in nature; and he who will not suffer himself to proceed so far, falls, peradventure, into the vice of obstinacy, to avoid that of superstition.”
Michel de Montaigne