We’re in for a very difficult time, and I would hate to see you suffer the consequences of his intransigent attitude.
Have you heard the moralists and the art lovers of the centuries talk about the artist’s intransigent devotion to the pursuit of truth?
Do not lose your knowledge that man’s proper estate is an upright posture, an intransigent mind and a step that travels unlimited roads.
It is the answers to such questions that gave you everything you have-and the answers came from a man’s mind, a mind of intransigent devotion to that which is right.
The life of a man of ability who might have perished in that catastrophe, but will escape the next one, which I’ll prevent-a man who has an intransigent mind and an unlimited ambition, and is in love with his own life …. the kind of man who is what we were when we started, you and I. You gave him up.
Then, written across the enormous page, stopping time, as a last message to the world and to the world’s motor which was New York, she saw the lines of a sharp, intransigent handwriting: Brother, you asked for it!
That sacred fire which is said to burn within musicians and poets-what do they suppose moves an industrialist to defy the whole world for the sake of his new metal, as the inventors of the airplane, the builders of the railroads, the discoverers of new germs or new continents have done through all the ages? …. An intransigent devotion to the pursuit of truth, Miss Taggart?
You have seen the Atlantis they were seeking, it is here, it exists-but one must enter it naked and alone, with no rags from the falsehoods of centuries, with the purest clarity of mind-not an innocent heart, but that which is much rarer: an intransigent mind-as one’s only possession and key.
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The intransigent Andrew Jackson refused to change his policy even after the Supreme Court deemed in unconstitutional.
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