They ran their heads very hard against wrong ideas, and persisted in trying to fit the circumstances to the ideas instead of trying to extract ideas from the circumstances.
The voices of cold reason were talking, as usual, to deaf ears.
There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others.
I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
[T]he values to which people cling most stubbornly under inappropriate conditions are those values that were previously the source of their greatest triumphs.
Dragons have been known to have staring contests with mountains. They usually win.
Stubbornness is surely just taut-jawed, clenched-fisted madness.
Whoever cannot survive without taking charity, such as an old, sick, or greatly suffering individual, but who stubbornly refuses to accept aid, is guilty of murdering himself…yet one who needs charity but postpones taking it and lives in deprivation so as to not trouble the community, shall live to provide for others.” -Rabbi Joseph Karo (1488-1575), Shulkhan Arukh (The Code of Jewish Law), Yoreh Deah 255:2
People you don’t like are pigheaded. Your friends are stubborn, or hold to their purpose.~Victor Radcliff
Wow…At least I can rest assured that you definitely can’t read my mind,