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Stubborn Quotes
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There is a fine line between
the perseverance of the courageous tortoise
and the habit of the stubborn donkey.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Wisdom

Facts are stubborn things,
but statistics are more pliable.
- Laurence J. Peter

Time has a way of demonstrating that the most stubborn
are the most intelligent.
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Roused by the lash of his own stubborn tail our lion
now will foreign foes assail.
- John Dryden


 

Bondage is the life of personality, and for bondage
the personal self will fight with tireless resourcefulness
and the most stubborn cunning.
- Aldous Huxley

So, as one sees, I by no means deprive my world of stubborn reality,
if I merely call it a world of ideas.
- Josiah Royce

I always believed in God and Christ,
but I was in rebellion -
trying to make my relationship with God fit into my
life instead of making my life fit in with him.
I was stubborn.
- Scott Stapp



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One single vision fills all minds: that of our independence endangered.
One single duty imposes itself upon our wills:
the duty of stubborn resistance.
- King Albert II

Facts are stubborn things.
- Ronald Reagan

I'm a very, very stubborn man.
- Dave Van Ronk

There is nothing in the world more stubborn than a corpse:
you can hit it,
you can knock it to pieces, but you cannot convince it.
- Alexander Herzen

Ignorance is stubborn and prejudice is hard.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

I was a stubborn cuss, and I made some mistakes.
- Earl Butz

Prejudice and passion and suspicion are more dangerous
than the incitement of self-interest or the most stubborn
adherence to real differences of opinion regarding rights.
- Elihu Root

I had that stubborn streak, the Irish in me I guess.
- Gregory Peck

Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if
you just show up and try to do the right thing,
the dawn will come.
You wait and watch and work: you don't give up.
- Anne Lamott

Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes,
our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions,
they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.
- John Adams

Joe Smith and Brigham Young laid out Independence,
but very soon thereafter enough citizens of the county
collected to drive them off,
after several stubborn fights.
- Cole Younger

My mother was passionate.
She was stubborn, the dominant one in the family.
She dominated my father.
- Hugh Leonard

Free nations with different histories,
economies and a vast amount of stubborn pride will
never achieve complete agreement,
even when they desire the same objectives.
- Arthur H. Sulzberger

Being stubborn has helped, being selfish is not a bad thing.
- Herbie Mann

I was trying to find out what it was that everybody
else understood without giving up my stubborn and hard-won lack of understanding.
- David Antin

I am...
stubborn, and I admit it, so it's OK.
- Mila Kunis

When I am in form, my style is a little bit stubborn,
almost brutal.
Sometimes I feel a great spirit of fight which drives me on.
- Boris Spassky

The facts of life are very stubborn things.
- Cleveland Amory

Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.
- Michel de Montaigne

They say that I'm stubborn, and my wife says that,
too, but it's paid off so far.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

But actually, my drug addiction thing,
I was so stubborn.
- Elton John

The more people pointed at me in scorn the more stubborn
I got and when they began calling me the Bad Girl of West Seattle High,
I tried to live up to it.
- Frances Farmer

You are just in the middle of a struggle with words
which are really very stubborn things,
with a blank page, with the damn thing that you use to write with,
a pen or a typewriter, and you forget all about the
reader when you are doing that.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

I know that some endeavor to throw the mantle of romance
over the subject and treat woman like some ideal existence,
not liable to the ills of life.
Let those deal in fancy who have nothing better to deal in;
we have to do with sober,
sad realities, with stubborn facts.
- Ernestine Rose

One has to accept pain as a condition of existence.
One has to court doubt and darkness as the cost of knowing.
One needs a will stubborn in conflict,
but apt always to the total acceptance of every consequence of living and dying.
- Morris West

I started off as a model and struggled for some time
until I got a break as an actress.
I was too stubborn to let go and was sure I was in
the right place at the right time.
I just fought and I think that's how I am where I am today.
- Natasha Henstridge

What is exciting is not for one person to be stronger than the other...
but for two people to have met their match and yet
they are equally as stubborn,
as obstinate, as passionate, as crazy as the other.
- Barbra Streisand

I'm proud of the fact that I made my way in life very rigorously.
I was a bit too stubborn when it came to certain things,
which was unnecessary, like getting independent from and leaving Germany.
- Thomas Kretschmann

We're also fairly stubborn, I think,
fairly independent.
We have our share of difficulties with our federal government,
although I've tried to as I am here encourage a better
way of discussing those problems.
- Dan Miller

The distinction between the past, present and future
is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
- Albert Einstein

Of course great politicians are always liable to be wrong about something,
and the more people tell them they are wrong,
the more stubbornly they defend their error.
- Ferdinand Mount

I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their
hates so stubbornly is because they sense,
once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.
- James A. Baldwin

Instead of stubbornly attempting to use surrealism
for purposes of subversion,
it is necessary to try to make of surrealism something as solid,
complete and classic as the works of museums.
- Salvador Dali

It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness
of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed.
- Albert Einstein

One arrives at style only with atrocious effort,
with fanatical and devoted stubbornness.
- Gustave Flaubert

Never let your persistence and passion turn into stubbornness and ignorance.
- Anthony J. D'Angelo

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

The stubbornness I had as a child has been transmitted into perseverance.
I can let go but I don't give up.
I don't beat myself up about negative things.
- Phylicia Rashad

A man will do more for his stubbornness than for his religion or his country.
- Edgar Watson Howe

I don't think I have the stomach Veronica has.
I think I have the determination and the stubbornness
and a little bit of the go-get-em.
But I think I'm about 20 percent more girl than Veronica is.
There's a lot of Veronica that hits home with me,
the sort of feisty area.
But I think that I have a little bit more girl.
I'd scream my head off if I saw a body in the freezer.
- Kristen Bell

If people ask me for the ingredients of success,
I say one is talent, two is stubbornness or determination,
and third is sheer luck.
You have to have two out of the three.
Any two will probably do.
- Fred Saberhagen

I'm nihilistic, antagonistic, violent,
horrible - but not obliterated, yet.
I just refuse to be beaten down.
I think it's stubborness that keeps me going.
- Lydia Lunch

I know of no higher fortitude than stubborness in the
face of overwhelming odds.
- Louis Nizer

The new soft totalitarianism that is advancing on the
left wants to have a state religion It is an atheist,
nihilistic religion - but it is a religion that is obligatory for all.
- Rocco Buttiglione

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Another Sunrise, Another New Beginning.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

Celebrate endings - for they precede new beginnings.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start,
anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
- Carl Bard

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

Falling out of love is very enlightening.
For a short while you see the world with new eyes.
- Iris Murdoch

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea.
- Walter Bagehot

New York City is a great monument
to the power of money and greed...
a race for rent.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

I don't think the intelligence reports are all that hot.
Some days I get more out of the New York Times.
- John F. Kennedy

Are you feeling stressed and upset?
If so, you are worrying about tomorrow.
Events that have already occurred may cause you regret,
but they only appear to cause worry.
If you just lost your job, you are not worrying about losing your job -
that already happened.
You are worrying about paying your bills and finding a new job.
Those are worries about tomorrow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Beware of all enterprises that require a new set of clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

I was so jazzed about sobering up
and starting a new life;
I had to stop at a bar
to get a drink just to calm down.
- the television series Glee

We keep moving forward, opening new doors,
and doing new things, because we're curious
and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
- Walt Disney

Some people come into our lives and quickly go.
Some people stay for awhile,
and move our souls to dance.
They awaken us to a new understanding,
leave footprints on our hearts,
and we are never, ever the same.
- Flavia Weedn


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