Quotes by obstinacy

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  • Thomas Browne
    Thomas Browne
    English polymath and author 1605-1682
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    Obstinacy in a bad cause is but constancy in a good.
  • Carl von Clausewitz
    Carl von Clausewitz
    Prussian general and military 1780-1831
    Carl von Clausewitz
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    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)
  • Arthur Schopenhauer
    Arthur Schopenhauer
    German philosopher 1788-1860
    Arthur Schopenhauer
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    Obstinacy is the result of the will forcing itself into the place of the intellect.
  • Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    French essayist and philosopher 1533-1592
    Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
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    Obstinacy is the sister of constancy, at least in vigor and stability.
  • Man Ray
    Man Ray
    American visual artist 1890-1976
    Man Ray
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    One of the satisfactions of a genius is his will-power and obstinacy.
  • J. Swartz
    J. Swartz
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    Steadfastness is a noble quality, but unguided by knowledge or humility it becomes rashness or obstinacy.
  • Henry Ward Beecher
    Henry Ward Beecher
    American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker 1813-1887
    Henry Ward Beecher
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    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
    Harriet Beecher Stowe
    American Novelist 1811-1896
    Harriet Beecher Stowe
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    The obstinacy of cleverness and reason is nothing to the obstinacy of folly and inanity.
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