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STUBBORNNESS
[ Also see Obstinacy ]

Mules and human jackasses are proverbially stubborn.
      - Thomas Chandler Haliburton (used pseudonym Sam Slick)

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

Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal.
      - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

The man who can be compelled knows not how to die.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

If men were stubborn just in proportion as they were right, stubbornness would take her seat among the virtues; but men are generally stubborn just in proportion as they are ignorant and wrong.
      - Henry Wheeler Shaw (used pseudonyms Josh Billings and Uncle Esek)

Man's worst ill is stubbornness of heart.
      - Sophocles

A stubborn mind conduces as little to wisdom or even to knowledge, as a stubborn temper to happiness.
      - Robert Southey


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