49 Quotes About Being Stubborn


One of the most undesirable trait for many people is having to deal with someone that is stubborn. This can make it difficult for decision making and getting along on many levels. These quotes about being stubborn will encourage you to be more thought driven to others.

“A martial nobility and stubborn commons, possessed of arms, tenacious of property, and collected into constitutional assemblies form the only balance capable of preserving a free constitution against the enterprise of an aspiring prince.”

“A stubborn mind conduces as little to wisdom or even to knowledge, as a stubborn temper to happiness.”

“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.”

“But actually, my drug addiction thing, I was so stubborn.”

“Dignity is as essential to human life as water, food, and oxygen. The stubborn retention of it, even in the face of extreme physical hardship, can hold a man’s soul in his body long past the point at which the body should have surrendered it.”

“Do you have any idea how stubborn you can look ? Our children better never give me that look, althought I won’t mind if they give it to you. You’d deserve it.”

“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.”

“For one, I think as a missionary you gotta be stubborn. And you gotta try to be persuasive.”

“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.”

“From compromise and things half done, Keep me with stern and stubborn pride; And when at last the fight is won, God, keep me still unsatisfied.”

“Hatred is so lasting and stubborn, that reconciliation on a sickbed certainly forebodes death.”

“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 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 just too stubborn to ever be governed by enforced insanity.”

“I’m a very stubborn woman and I’m from a very stubborn family of headstrong women. I have sisters, so the women rule the coop in my house.”

“I’m stubborn. I’m hardheaded. I don’t do what I don’t want to do.”

“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.”

“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.”

“Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control.”

“She is so stubborn, her heart has an argument with her head every time it wants to beat.”

“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 common, the quotidian, is so much more unyielding to me, really stubborn and hard to work with, and I like this because it makes me think and it makes me worry.”

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

“The most important lesson of all: Go home. Make time for the ones you love. The easiest thing to think about living like an entrepreneur is that these skills apply to only one part of your life: your job. ”

“The wise man can change his mind; the stubborn one, never.”

“The word of God hidden in the heart is a stubborn voice to suppress.”

“There can be no summary and dramatic end to a marriage – only a slow and painful unravelling of a tangled skein of threads too stubborn to be broken.”

“There is more respect to be won in the opinion of this world by a resolute and courageous liquidation of unsound positions than by the most stubborn pursuit of extravagant or unpromising objectives.”

“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.”

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

“We are stubborn on vision. We are flexible on details.”

“We are surrounded by the absurd excess of the universe. By meaningless bulk, vastness without size, power without consequence. ”

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

Being stubborn is only a desirable virtue if it actually helps you to achieve something great and positive.

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