Obstinacy is the stubbornness or inflexible nature, not heeding to the advice of others. Obstinacy is slightly different from perseverance in the sense; perseverance is for positive and progressive things while obstinacy can be either for good or bad. Henry ward Beecher clearly discriminates the two thus. “The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one often comes from a strong will and the other from a strong wont”. Obstinacy will be appreciated and encouraged when it is for a good cause and if it is blind will be discouraged and rejected by others. Obstinacy also depends on the person who possesses that quality. For instance, “that which is called firmness in a king is called obstinacy in a donkey “. So, obstinacy should be practiced not overly but only when and where it is needed. Read these quotes on obstinacy and correct your self, if you are one.