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Engrave this Quote Persistence is a strong will. Obstinance is a strong won
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-Anon.
Engrave this Quote Who is so deaf or so blind as he that willfully will neither hear nor see?
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-English Proverb
Engrave this Quote Obstinacy is will asserting itself without being able to justify itself. It is persistence without a reasonable motive. It is the tenacity of self-love substituted for that of reason and conscience.
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-Henri Frederic Amiel
Engrave this Quote ...there is a difference between being convinced and being stubborn. I
Said in 1979, on giving up her attempt to be named director of the television version of the first volume of her autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
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-Maya Angelou
As quoted in Reel Women part 4, by Ally Acker
Engrave this Quote Obstinate people can be divded into the opinionated, the ignorant, and the boorish.
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-Aristotle
Nichomachean Ethics, Bk. VII
Engrave this Quote Stubbornness does have its helpful features. You always know what you're going to be thinking tomorrow.
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-Glen Beaman
Engrave this Quote In the face of an obstacle which is impossible to overcome, stubbornness is stupid.
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-Simone de Beauvoir
The Ethics of Ambiguity, 1948
Engrave this Quote Obstinacy in a bad cause is but constancy in a good.
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-Sir Thomas Browne
Engrave this Quote They defend their errors as if they were defending their inheritance.
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-Edmund Burke
Engrave this Quote A small mind is obstinate. A great mind can lead and be led.
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-Alexander Cannon
Engrave this Quote Man is not logical and his intellectual history is a record of mental reserves and compromises. He hangs on to what he can in his old beliefs even when he is compelled to surrender their logical basis.
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-John Dewey
Engrave this Quote Certainly, the mistakes that we male and female mortals make when we have our own way might fairly raise some wonder that we're so fond of it.
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-George Eliot
Engrave this Quote Obstinacy in opinions holds the dogmatist in the chains of error, without hope of emancipation.
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-John C. Granville
Engrave this Quote Stubbornness is the strength of the weak.
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-Johann Kaspar Lavater
Engrave this Quote Like all weak men he laid an exaggerated stress on not changing one's mind.
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-W. Somerset Maugham
Engrave this Quote He says NO! in thunder; but the Devil himself cannot make him say yes.
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-Herman Melville
Engrave this Quote Obstinacy is the sister of constancy, at least in vigor and stability.
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-Michel de Montaigne
Engrave this Quote Obstinacy is the result of the will forcing itself into the place of the intellect.
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-Arthur Schopenhauer
Engrave this Quote The obstinacy of cleverness and reason is nothing to the obstinacy of folly and inanity.
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-Harriet Beecher Stowe
Engrave this Quote Brutes find out where their talents lie;
A bear will not attempt to fly,
A foundered horse will oft debate
Before he tries a five barred gate.
A dog by instinct turns aside
Who sees the ditch too deep and wide,
But man we find the only creature
Who, led by folly, combats nature;
Who, when she loudly cries

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-Jonathan Swift
Engrave this Quote Stubborness we deprecate,
Firmness we condone,
The former is our neighbors trait,
The latter is our own.

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-John Wooden

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