The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one often comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't.
A man will do more for his stubbornness than for his religion or his country
Obstinacy in a bad cause is but constancy in a good
Every man's life (and.. Every woman's life), awaits the hour of blossoming that makes it immortal.. Love is a divinity above all accidents, and guards his own with extraordinary obstinacy.
One of the satisfactions of a genius is his will-power and obstinacy.
Make something, a kind of object, which as it changes or falls apart (dies as it were) or increases in its parts (grows as it were) offers no clue as to what its state or form or nature was at any previous time. Physical and Metaphysical. Obstinacy. Could this be a useful object?
Public opinion is a compound of folly, weakness, prejudice, wrong feeling, right feeling, obstinacy, and newspaper paragraphs.
Obstinacy is the result of the will forcing itself into the place of the intellect.
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.
Obstinacy is ever most positive when it is most in the wrong.
Tis known by the name of perseverance in a good cause, and of obstinacy in a bad one.
Obstinacy in a bad cause is but constancy in a good.
May God in his mercy enable us without obstinacy to perceive our errors.
The obstinacy of cleverness and reason is nothing to the obstinacy of folly and inanity.
Obstinacy can bring only a penalty and no reward.