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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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Facts are stubborn things.
- Ronald Reagan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr (Serenity Prayer)

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition -
they somehow already know what you truly want to become.
- Steve Jobs

Know the power and the peace of saying,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Trust yourself, then you will know how to live.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
- John Wooden

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

At the center of your being you have the answer;
you know who you are and you know what you want.
- Lao Tzu

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.
It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
- Mark Twain (attributed)

Know that the greatest fear is fear of the unknown.
Seek to meet the unknown with courage and a sense of adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

Know thyself.
- Socrates (inscribed on the ancient Greek temple at Delphi)

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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