The obstinate man!
(Alexander Whyte, "Pictures from Pilgrim's Progress")
"Do not be like the the mule . . ." Psalm 32:9
Most unfortunately, it is in the very best things of life that the true 'mulishness' of the obstinate man most comes out. He shows worst in his home life.
The obstinate man may be affable, entertaining, the best of company, when abroad with others. But when he turns the latch key in his own door, he will instantly relapse into silence, and sink back into utter . . .
His sunshine, his smile, and his refinement is all gone now; he is discourteous to nobody but to his own wife.
The obstinate man makes his house a very prison to himself and to all those who are condemned to suffer with him!