Obstinacy and vehemency in
opinion are the surest proofs of stupidity.—Barton.
Obstinacy is ever most
positive when it is most in the wrong.—Madame Necker.
People first abandon reason, and then
become obstinate; and the
deeper they are in error the more angry they are.—Blair.
An obstinate man does not hold opinions,
but they hold him.—Pope.
Obstinacy is the result of the will
forcing itself into the place of the intellect.
Most other passions have their periods
of fatigue and rest, their
suffering and their cure; but obstinacy has no resource, and the first
wound is mortal.—Thomas Paine.
of mind is often the cause of obstinacy; we do not easily believe
beyond what we see.—La Rochefoucauld.
The difference between perseverance and
obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a
—Henry Ward Beecher