Quotes by obstinacy
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English polymath and author 1605-1682
Obstinacy in a bad cause is but constancy in a good.
Carl von Clausewitz
Prussian general and military 1780-1831
Obstinacy is a fault of temperament. Stubbornness and intolerance of contradiction result from a special kind of egotism, which elevates above everything else the pleasure of its autonomous intellect, to which others must bow.Source: On War (1832)
German philosopher 1788-1860
Obstinacy is the result of the will forcing itself into the place of the intellect.
Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
French essayist and philosopher 1533-1592
Obstinacy is the sister of constancy, at least in vigor and stability.
American visual artist 1890-1976
One of the satisfactions of a genius is his will-power and obstinacy.
Steadfastness is a noble quality, but unguided by knowledge or humility it becomes rashness or obstinacy.
Henry Ward Beecher
American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker 1813-1887
The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one often comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
American Novelist 1811-1896
The obstinacy of cleverness and reason is nothing to the obstinacy of folly and inanity.
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