Quotes of Unyielding

“ Success makes men rigid and they tend to exalt stability over all the other virtues; tired of the effort of willing, they become fanatics about conservatism. ”

- Walter Lippmann

“ We are determined to do everything we can. ”

- Ehud Barak

“ There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul. ”

- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“ The weather-cock on the church spire, though made of iron, would soon be broken by the storm-wind if it… did not understand the noble art of turning to every wind. ”

- Heinrich Heine

“ Important principles may and must be inflexible. ”

- Abraham Lincoln

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

- Yevgeny Yevtushenko

“ Television has changed the American child from an irresistable force to an immovable object. - Laurence J. Peter. ”

- Laurence J. Peter

“ Stubbornness and an obstinate disobedience must be mastered with blows. ”

- John Locke

“ No creature is as stubborn as a mule, except the man who says so. ”

- Evan Esar

“ If one could recover the uncompromising spirit of one's youth, one's greatest indignation would be for what one has become. ”

- Andre Gide

“ To rule is not so much a question of the heavy hand as the firm seat. ”

- Jose Ortega y Gasset

“ Habit with it's iron sinews, clasps us and leads us day by day. ”

- Alphonse de Lamartine

“ When teenagers aren't turning like weathervanes in a high wind, they're as stiff as Puritans. ”

- Stephen King

“ Iron sharpeth iron. ”

- Bible

“ We can no more have exact religious thinking without theology, than exact mensuration and astronomy without mathematics, or exact iron-making without chemistry. ”

- John Hall

“ There is within every human being a deep well of thinking over which a heavy iron lid is kept clamped. ”

- Sherwood Anderson

“ I'm determined to make partner in this firm, even if I have to be a lesbian partner. ”

- Cynthia Nixon

“ Syzygy, inexorable, pancreatic, phantasmagoria — anyone who can use those four words in one sentence will never have to do manual labor. ”

- W.P. Kinsella

“ To affirm is to make firm. ”

- Peter McWilliams

“ We must not only strike the iron while it is hot, we must strike it until it is hot. ”

- Tom Sharp

“ Iron sharpen iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend. ”

- Bible

“ I've tried several varieties of sex. The conventional position makes me claustrophobic and the others give me a stiff neck or lockjaw. ”

- Tallulah Bankhead

“ Love is friendship set on fire. thanks to a subscriber - Jeremy Irons. ”

- Jeremy Irons

“ Or arm th' obdured breast With stubborn patience as with triple steel. ”

- John Milton

“ Truth can be a dangerous thing. It is quite patient and relentless. ”

- Scott R. Richards

“ The bosom-weight, your stubborn gift, That no philosophy can lift. ”

- William Wordsworth

“ Ignorance is stubborn and prejudice is hard. ”

- Adlai E. Stevenson

“ Strike the iron whilst it is hot. ”

- Francois Rabelais

“ The uncompromising attitude is more indicative of an inner uncertainty than a deep conviction. The implacable stand is directed more against the doubt within than the assailant without. ”

- Eric Hoffer

“ Even when I have to write a simple letter I'm scared stiff as if faced with looming seasickness. ”

- Gustav Klimt
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