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1. “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.”

Tags : Courage Dignity Elizabeth Bennet Empowerment Fear Independence Intimidation Self Determination Strength Stubbornness Women
Author : Jane Austen
Source : Pride and Prejudice

2. “If you think the most courageous and difficult thing you can do is stubbornly stand your ground, try graciously giving in.”

Tags : Apologizing Back Down Concede Giving In Graciousness Humility I M Sorry Maturity Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Stubbornness Submit
Source : Slaying Dragons

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

Tags : Opinions Stubbornness Stupidity

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

Tags : Stubbornness Willful Ignorance

5. “You would be too stubborn to die.”

Tags : Mgg Rachel Hawkins Rebel Belle Stubbornness
Source : Rebel Belle

6. “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.”

Tags : Close Mindedness Simile Stubbornness
Author : Thomas Paine
Source : The American Crisis

7. “Arrogance combined with stubbornness is a ticking bomb.”

Tags : Arrogance People Skills Stubbornness

8. “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.”

Tags : Age Beliefs Change Change Your Life Conservatism Funny Funny But True Growth Humor Immaturity Ironic Liberalism Maturity New Old Opinion Perception Perspective Politics Progression Psychology Stagnation Stubbornness Young
Author : Criss Jami

9. “The line that we chart into our future is often more a circle that brings us back to our past. And it might be that there is some hidden intent in charting circles in that we can feel like we’re moving when we actually have no intent of doing so.”

Tags : Calling Destination Fear Goal Goal Setting Goals Journey Life Goals Map Mission Passion Stubborn Stubbornness

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

Tags : Conviction Dedication Determination Fortitude Obstinacy Perserverance Resolve Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Stubbornness Willpower
Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

11. “All my problems bow before my stubbornness.”

Tags : Bow Confidence Human Humans Inspiration Inspirational Inspirational Quotes Motivation Motivational Motivational Quotes Philosophy Problem Solving Problems Respect Respectable Respected Respectful Respecting Respecting Yourself Self Respect Stubborn Stubborness Stubbornly Stubbornness Wisdom
Author : Amit Kalantri
Source : Wealth of Words

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

Tags : Adversity Be Tenacious Challenges Distress Follow Through Hammer Away Humorous Inspiration Jokes Misery Motivation Neediness Obduracy Persevere Persist Quotes Resolve Satire Staunchness Stick It Out Stoics Strength Suffer Tenacity Trials And Tribulations Tribulation Tribulations Trouble

13. “[T]he values to which people cling most stubbornly under inappropriate conditions are those values that were previously the source of their greatest triumphs.”

Tags : Error Stubbornness Values
Author : Jared Diamond
Source : Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

14. “Che significa che devo avere l'approvazione di qualcuno? Io sono qualcuno. Io approvo. Quindi do il permesso a me stesso di andare avanti con il mio pieno supporto.”

Tags : Ambition Approval Believe In Yourself Dreams Drive Goals Myself Opportunity Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Stubbornness Success

15. “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.”

Tags : Change Character Defining Character Quote Growth Growth Life Inspirational Inspirational Attitude Inspiring Learning Life And Living Random Stubbornness Unpredictable
Author : C. JoyBell C.

16. “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.”

Tags : Clary Fray Jace Wayland Stubbornness
Source : City of Fallen Angels

17. “There's none so blind as those who will not listen.”

Tags : Blindness Paraphrased Stubbornness
Author : Neil Gaiman
Source : American Gods

18. “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.”

Tags : Heart Love Maybe Not Maybe Someday Stubbornness Warren
Source : Maybe Not

19. “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.”

Tags : Stubbornness
Author : Jack Kerouac

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

Tags : Acclaim Nonconformity Stubbornness

21. “I'm not stubborn. My way is just better.”

Tags : Humor Personality Stubborn Stubbornness
Author : Maya Banks
Source : Rush

22. “We must risk delight. We can do without pleasure,but not delight. Not enjoyment. We must havethe stubbornness to accept our gladness in the ruthlessfurnace of this world. To make injustice the onlymeasure of our attention is to praise the Devil.”

Tags : Delight Devil Enjoyment Gladness Injustice Pain Pleasure Stubbornness
Author : Jack Gilbert
Source : Refusing Heaven

23. “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.”

Tags : Play On Words Stubbornness

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

Tags : Stubbornness

25. “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.”

Tags : Stubbornness Wisdom
Source : The Complete Essays

26. “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)]”

Tags : Creative Process Creativity Ideas Individuality Information Knowledge Paradox Persistence Spontaneity Stubbornness Uniqueness

27. “The voices of cold reason were talking, as usual, to deaf ears.”

Tags : Argument Rationality Reason Stubbornness
Author : Ellis Peters
Source : Brother Cadfael's Penance

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

Tags : Defeat People Stubbornness

29. “There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others.”

Tags : Jane Austen Mgg Pride And Prejudice Stubbornness
Author : Jane Austen
Source : Pride and Prejudice

30. “Bigwig: "I can't think why he didn't convince Threarah."Hazel: "Because Threarah doesn't like anything he hasn't thought of for himself.”

Tags : Innovation Poor Leadership Stagnant Stubbornness
Author : Richard Adams
Source : Watership Down

31. “Moving forward requires a change of stance.”

Tags : Activism Trauma Adaption Change Character Defining Character Quote Development Digital Revolution Future Growth Growth Life Inspirational Inspirational Attitude Inspiring Learning New Models Progress Progression Protest Random Science Society Stubbornness Technology Unpredictable

32. “The stubbornness of his character stood him now in good stead. He refused to consider himself defeated.”

Tags : Character Stubbornness
Author : William Steig
Source : Abel's Island

33. “Reality. It is sometimes brought through foreign eyes; because if you do not know any better, you cannot see the worse (and vice versa).”

Tags : Accountability Addiction Advice Arrogance Better Cockiness Contentment Delusion Discontentment Discovery Exploration Humility Ignorance Improvement Missionary Narcissism Pride Reality Relativity Revelation Stubbornness Truth Vice Versa Worse
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

34. “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.”

Tags : Achievement Alaska Bears Duck Feel Feeling Feelings Figure Global Heart Hidden Ice Male Manly Melting Mule Patience Polar Protection Stubborn Stubbornness Warm Warming Warmth Wax
Author : Will Advise
Source : Nothing is here...

35. “Whoever cannot survive without taking charity, such as an old, sick, or greatly suffering individual, but who stubbornly refuses to accept aid, is guilty of murdering himself…yet one who needs charity but postpones taking it and lives in deprivation so as to not trouble the community, shall live to provide for others." —Rabbi Joseph Karo (1488–1575), Shulkhan Arukh (The Code of Jewish Law), Yoreh Deah 255:2”

Tags : Accepting Help Charity Deprivation Jewish Jewish Law Poverty Pride Shulkhan Arukh Stubbornness Suffering Wealth
Source : Jewish Wisdom

36. “#Cats are marvelous creatures - they either adapt to circumstances, or decide to make circumstances adapt to them. Either way - they win.”

Tags : Adapt Adaptation Cat Cats Circumstance Circumstances Compete Competition Creature Creatures Decide Decision Decisions Marvel Marvelous Meow Nothing Regardless Stubborn Stubbornness Winning Wonder Wonderful
Author : Will Advise
Source : Nothing is here...

37. “The unteachable man is sentenced to being taught only by experience. The tragedy is he reaches nothing further than his own pain.”

Tags : Adversity Arrogance Development Ego Failures Fortunate Humility Intelligence Knowledge Learning Mistakes Obedience Pain Pride Reaching Rebellion Sentenced Stranded Stubbornness Suffering Taught Teach Teachable Tragedy Unfortunate Unteachable Wisdom
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

38. “A hard head makes a soft ass.”

Tags : Consequences Life Lessons Disobedience Stubbornness Tough Life Unreasonableness Unwillingness
Author : Will Leamon
Source : Mama, Me & 'em: Bittersweet Memories

39. “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.”

Tags : Being Cat Cats Deciding Decisions Human Immune Immunity Important Importantly Mule Nothing Skill Skilled Skillful Stubborn Stubbornness Training Use Usefulness Uselessness Want Wants Whatever
Author : Will Advise
Source : Nothing is here...

40. “Question everything, even the question mark, that shepherd's crook floating in the air above that small round rockIf you - stubbornly - still wish to be unhappy,maybe you can grasp it.”

Tags : Budd Buddhism Happiness Questioning Questions Questions In Life Stubbornness Unhappiness Zen And The Art Of Happiness Zen Buddhism
Author : Dick Allen
Source : Zen Master Poems

41. “We watch Paracelsus in Basle as though seeing a man run headlong toward a precipice. Like an indestructible lunatic, he will do so again and again throughout his life.”

Tags : 1527 2006 Paracelsus Recklessness Stubbornness
Author : Philip Ball
Source : The Devil's Doctor: Paracelsus and the World of Renaissance Magic and Science

42. “One of the most devastating symptoms of pride is the unwillingness to forgive.”

Tags : Forgiveness Grudges Pride Stubbornness Unforgiveness Wisdom Wisdom Quotes
Source : Kaya Abaniah and the Father of the Forest

43. “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.”

Tags : Reckless Redefine Retrace Your Steps Stubbornness The Big Tiny
Author : Dee Williams

44. “Mais Turandot sort brusquement de son bistrot et, du bas des marches, il lui crie : "Eh petite, où vas-tu comme ça ?" Zazie ne lui rèpond pas, elle se contente d'allonger le pas.”

Tags : French Kid Stubbornness Zazie
Source : Zazie in the Metro

45. “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.”

Tags : Discussion Replies Stubbornness Trolls Understanding
Source : City of God

46. “If you could stay as stubborn as when you were a child then you need not to compromise on your dreams.”

Tags : Child Children Compromise Compromises Dream Dreams Human Humans Inspiration Inspirational Inspirational Quotes Motivation Motivational Motivational Quotes Philosophy Stubborn Stubborn Children Stubborn People Stubborness Stubbornly Target Targets Wisdom Wisdom Quotes
Author : Amit Kalantri

47. “When a person boldly declares 'You can't' he might as well add on 'Can you?' knowing that this spoken roadblock only serves to fuel a challenge in naturally stubborn souls.”

Tags : Challenge Dare Impossibility Richelle Richelle Goodrich Roadblock Stubbornness
Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

48. “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.”

Tags : Asking For Help Humility Liberating Stubbornness The Big Tiny Universe
Author : Dee Williams

49. “Transparency is critical in public health and epidemics; laypeople become either effective force-multipliers or stubborn walls.”

Tags : Communication Cooperation Cooperation And Attitude Disease Control Effectiveness Epidemics Malaria Eradication Mosquito Borne Diseases Public Health Stubbornness Success Success Strategies Transparency
Author : T.K. Naliaka

50. “We, the public, are easily, lethally offended. We have come to think of taking offence as a fundamental right. We value very little more highly than our rage, which gives us, in our opinion, the moral high ground. From this high ground we can shoot down at our enemies and inflict heavy fatalities. We take pride in our short fuses. Our anger elevates, transcends.”

Tags : Anger Offense Pride Rage Stubbornness
Source : East, West

51. “Dear brother," Number Two replied, "I can eat shit, I just don't like the taste.”

Tags : China Desperation Stubbornness
Author : Mo Yan
Source : The Garlic Ballads

52. “Basic personality traits develop early in life and over time become inviolable, hardwired. Most people learn little from experience, rarely thinking of adjusting their behavior, see problems as emanating from those around them, and keep on doing what they do in spite of everything, for better or worse.”

Tags : Behavior Change Experience Life People Personality Stubbornness
Source : The Silent Wife

53. “So I won't. I won't think of it, and I'll make procrastination my new national pastime.”

Tags : Pastime Procrastinate Procrastination Stubbornness
Author : Kendra Blake

54. “Whitewash on the forehead hardens the brain into a state of obstinacy, perhaps.”

Tags : Forehead Obstinacy Stubbornness Whitewash
Source : Great Expectations

55. “Dragons have been known to have staring contests with mountains. They usually win.”

Tags : Dragons Mountains Stubbornness Victory
Author : Ursula Vernon
Source : Castle Hangnail

56. “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.”

Tags : Accommodation Discernment Discipleship Education Maturation Stubbornness
Source : Great Expectations

57. “Stubbornness is surely just taut-jawed, clenched-fisted madness.”

Tags : Doggedness Madness Obstinacy Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Stubborn Stubbornness
Source : Slaying Dragons

58. “The penalty for a long life is increasing resistance to change.”

Tags : Intransigence Stubbornness
Source : Manhattan In Reverse

59. “Disappointment is really just a term for our refusal to look on the bright side.”

Tags : Disappointment Discouragement Failure Goals Optimism Pessimism Richelle Richelle Goodrich Stubbornness Trying
Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

60. “Wow…At least I can rest assured that you definitely can’t read my mind,” I remarked. “Clearly you know nothing about me…because the surest way to keep me from doing something is to tell me I have no other choice.”

Tags : Mind Reading No Choice Paranormal Romance Stubbornness
Author : M.A. George
Source : Relativity

61. “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.”

Tags : Honorable Men Stand Up Guy Stubbornness
Author : Miles Watson
Source : Cage Life

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

Tags : Stubbornness Western Women
Author : Clifton Adams

63. “What do you mean I have to wait for someone's approval?  I'm someone.  I approve.  So I give myself permission to move forward with my full support!”

Tags : Ambition Approval Dreams Drive Goals Myself Opportunity Richelle Richelle Goodrich Stubbornness Success
Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

64. “Fallen man is both terrified of vulnerability and committed to maintaining independence.”

Tags : Rebellion Stubbornness Weakness
Author : Kay Warren
Source : Choose Joy: Because Happiness Isn't Enough

65. “There is nothing like the whites of someone’s eyes to convince you how very true what you believe is, how very much you must act on it.”

Tags : Activism Rigidity Stubbornness
Source : Make Your Home Among Strangers

66. “Arin, you’re not listening. You’re not thinking clearly.”“You’re right. I haven’t been thinking clearly, not for a long time. But I understand now.” Arin pushed his tiles away. His winning hand scattered out of line. “You have changed, Kestrel. I don’t know who you are anymore. And I don’t want to.”

Tags : Angry Arin Change Fight Kestrel Kestrin Stubbornness
Source : The Winner's Crime

67. “It's an unfortunate fact that I'm easily discouraged. But the fortunate truth is I'm stubborn as hell and near impossible to sway in my resolve.”

Tags : Determination Discouragement Resolve Richelle Richelle Goodrich Stubbornness
Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

68. “You build walls to fortify your heart,and blame on others for your loneliness.”

Tags : Communication Loneliness Relationship Stubbornness
Author : Toba Beta
Source : Master of Stupidity

69. “No driven man hears unwanted counsel.”

Tags : Stubbornness
Author : Janny Wurts
Source : Initiate's Trial

70. “Now do you understand? I am never changing who I am.”

Tags : Independence Strength Stubbornness
Author : Peter Cimino

71. “Like my father told me, if at first you don't succeed, try again. And again. And again. But after that, give up. It's no good being stubborn.”

Tags : Humor Stubbornness
Source : The Improbable Rise of Singularity Girl

72. “The utter absence of proof for a proposition is proof of a successful conspiracy to destroy all proof.”

Tags : Bias Paranoia Stubbornness
Source : The Woven Figure: Conservatism and America's Fabric

73. “The utility of perseverance in absurdity is more than I could ever discern. Edmund Burke”

Tags : Leadership Openness Skepticism Stubbornness
Source : The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam

74. “It was as simple as walking and as hard as walking on with so far gone and so far yet to go.”

Tags : Determination Perseverance Stubbornness
Source : Founders' Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln

75. “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.”

Tags : Books Courage Reading Books Stubbornness
Author : Django Wexler
Source : The Mad Apprentice

76. “Good politicians know when to move on, sooner or later.”

Tags : Flexibility Openness Stubbornness
Source : Founders' Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln

77. “There is enough heartache and sorrow in this life without our adding to it through our own stubbornness, bitterness, and resentment.”

Tags : Bitterness Heartache Resentment Stubbornness

78. “If you’re not stubborn, you’ll give up on experiments too soon. And if you’re not flexible, you’ll pound your head against the wall and you won’t see a different solution to a problem you’re trying to solve.”

Tags : Adaptability Flexibility Stubbornness
Author : Jeff Bezos

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

Tags : Humor Stubbornness
Author : H.G. Wells
Source : The Invisible Man

80. “There's a line in the Bible about perfect love casting out fear. That I don't know about, but orneriness will do it every time.”

Tags : Ornery Stubbornness
Source : Tamsin

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

Tags : Stubborn People Stubbornness
Author : R.P. Falconer

82. “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.”

Tags : Claire Fraser Humor Jenny Murray Stubbornness
Source : Written in My Own Heart's Blood

83. “You're always cutting your nose off to spite your face. I've never met a woman as stubborn as you. Even when it's not in your interests you'll do something to make a point.”

Tags : Stubbornness
Source : The Woman He Loved Before

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

Tags : Isabelle Reagan Stubbornness
Source : Count on Me

85. “Gibson Goode to Archy: "You're just being stubborn now. Stubbornness in the service of a mistaken notion is a vanity and a sin.”

Tags : Stubbornness
Source : Telegraph Avenue

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

Tags : Life And Living Stubborn People Stubbornness
Author : R.P. Falconer

87. “The most important thing is to never give up." Adrian Esteban”

Tags : Hope Stubbornness
Author : Bob Madgic
Source : Shattered Air: A True Account of Catastrophe and Courage on Yosemite's Half Dome

88. “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.”

Tags : Problem Solving Stubbornness
Source : Daimones

89. “People you don't like are pigheaded. Your friends are stubborn, or hold to their purpose.~Victor Radcliff”

Tags : Friends Friendship Pigheaded Stubborn Stubbornness
Source : The United States of Atlantis

90. “The silliest people are usually the most tenacious of their opinions.”

Tags : Silly Opinions Stubbornness Trolls
Source : An Unfortunate Mother's Advice to her Absent Daughters, in a Letter to Miss Pennington