37 Quotes About Stubbornness and Pride

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Being stubborn does not have to be a bad thing. You can be stubborn enough that you work harder to accomplish any goal you want to achieve. Sometimes stubbornness and pride can also get in the way of seeing clearly or making good decisions. Here are some great quotes about stubbornness and pride that are encouraging.

“Above all the grace and the gifts that Christ gives to his beloved is that of overcoming self.”

“As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.”

“Be too dumb to quit and too stubborn to back off.”

“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: nor is the law less stable than the fact.”

“Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable.”

“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.”

“He gazed up at the enormous face. Forty years it had taken him to learn what kind of smile was hidden beneath the dark moustache.”

“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.”

“I am… stubborn, and I admit it, so it’s OK.”

“I get stubborn and dig in when people tell me I can’t do something and I think I can. It goes back to my childhood when I had problems in school because I have a learning disability.”

“I have never had to face anything that could overwhelm the native optimism and stubborn perseverance I was blessed with.”

“I have opinions on everything. I’m a stubborn old mule. The biggest problem is keeping my mouth shut.”

“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.”

“I know of no higher fortitude than stubborness in the face of overwhelming odds.”

“I was a stubborn cuss, and I made some mistakes.”

“Ignorance is stubborn and prejudice is hard.”

“In the face of an obstacle which is impossible to overcome, stubbornness is stupid.”

“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.”

“It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed.”

“It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute… that gives meaning to our lives.”

“It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.”

“Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal.”

“My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool; it gives me all the world, and exiles me from it.”

“My mother used to tell me man gives the award, God gives the reward. I don’t need another plaque.”

“One of the best paradoxes of leadership is a leader’s need to be both stubborn and open-minded.”

“Philosophy is”an unusually stubborn attempt to think clearly.”

“Roused by the lash of his own stubborn tail our lion now will foreign foes assail.”

“Stubborn and ardent clinging to one’s opinion is the best proof of stupidity.”

“Stubborn people get themselves in a lot of trouble, but they also get things done.”

“The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.”

“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.”

“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.”

“Therefore was I created with a stubborn outside, with an aspect of iron, that when I come to woo ladies, I fright them.”

“Time has a way of demonstrating that the most stubborn are the most intelligent.”

“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.”

“When I started modeling, I was definitely heavier. I was quite voluptuous in fact. I had a real baby face and baby fat. But I was a baby! I was told I had to get into better shape, but I’m quite stubborn so I didn’t.”

“When parents watch scientist after scientist describe the dangers of GM foods, I wouldn’t want to be a stubborn food service director trying to stand in their way.”

If you suffer from the negative effects of stubbornness and pride, start seeking a way to heal today so that you can prevent yourself from hurting your loved ones along the way.