Selected Quotes about Stubbornness

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. -- Henri Frederic Amiel

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" -- Maya Angelou

Obstinate people can be divded into the opinionated, the ignorant, and the boorish. -- Aristotle

Stubbornness does have its helpful features. You always know what you're going to be thinking tomorrow. -- Glen Beaman

In the face of an obstacle which is impossible to overcome, stubbornness is stupid. -- Simone de Beauvoir

Obstinacy in opinions holds the dogmatist in the chains of error, without hope of emancipation. -- John C. Granville

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