There comes a point when you either embrace who and what you are, or condemn yourself to be miserable all your days. Other people will try to make you miserable; don't help them by doing the job yourself.— Laurell K. Hamilton
Seductive Wise Women quotations
Do not correct a fool or he will hate you. Correct a wise man and he will appreciate you.
Let me tell you how to love all equally.
Do not demand anything of those you love. If you make demands, some will give you more and some less. In that case you will love more those who give you more and less those who give you less. Thus your love will not be the same for all. You will not be able to love all impartially.
As long as she is wise and good, a girl has sufficient dowry.
Any fool can know. The point is to understand.
A businessman cannot force you to buy his product;
if he makes a mistake, he suffers the consequences; if he fails, he takes the loss. If bureaucrat makes a mistake, you suffer the consequences; if he fails, he passes the loss on to you.
There is a place you can touch a woman that will drive her crazy. Her heart.
Each one of us has lived through some devastation, some loneliness, some weather superstorm or spiritual superstorm, when we look at each other we must say, I understand. I understand how you feel because I have been there myself. We must support each other and empathize with each other because each of us is more alike than we are unalike.
Fools live to regret their words, the wise regret their silence.
It is better to listen to a wise enemy than to seek counsel from a foolish friend.
A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left.
Maybe some people just aren't meant to be in our lives forever.
Maybe some people are just passing through. It's like some people just come through our lives to bring us something: a gift, a blessing, a lesson we need to learn. And that's why they're here. You'll have that gift forever.
Be strong enough to stand alone, be yourself enough to stand apart, but be wise enough to stand together when the time comes.
When you reach the top, you should remember to send the elevator back down for the others.
You look like an angel, walk like an angel, talk like an angel.
But I got wise, you're the devil in disguise.
Be beautiful if you can, wise if you want to, but be respected - that is essential.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
If you think you're too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito.
My brokenness is a better bridge for people than my pretend wholeness ever was.
Talk without effort is nothing.
A wise man never knows all, only fools know everything.
If you want to know what's Real, of love, of life, of loyalty, put it through the greatest test: Time.
The worst disease in the world is hate. And the cure for hate is love.
Anytime a woman competes with another woman she demeans herself.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise man grows it under his feet.
Follow your pain as if it were a candle in the night, leading you to a place of decision.
Beauty attracts beauty. If you want to know what you are, look at what you are drawn to.
Every achievement, big or small, begins in your mind.
Fools take the knife and stab people in the back. The wise take a knife, cut the cord and free themselves from the fools.
I have reached a point in my life where I understand the pain and the challenges; and my attitude is one of standing up with open arms to meet them all.
Even the most powerful woman needs a place to unwind.
The only way you can be the best at something is to be the best you can be.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.
Not all men (and especially the wisest) share the opinion that it is bad for women to be educated. But it is very true that many foolish men have claimed this because it displeased them that women knew more than they did.
One of the most powerful forces in the world is the will of men and women who believe in themselves, who dare to hope and aim high, who go confidently after the things they want from life.
You don't have to be fearless. Just be sincere.
To admit you were wrong is to declare you are wiser now than before.
Wise women tuck Godly wisdom into the words they speak and even more into the words they choose not to speak.
You don't become what you want, you become what you believe.
Man is the one who desires, woman the one who is desired.
This is woman's entire but decisive advantage. Through man's passions, nature has given man into woman's hands, and the woman who does not know how to make him her subject, her slave, her toy, and how to betray him with a smile in the end is not wise.
Knowledge is like underwear. It is useful to have it, but not necessary to show it off.
The wise woman patterns her life on the theory and practice of modern banking.
She never gives her love, but only lends it on the best security and at the highest rate of interest.
Remember, conflict doesn’t always mean we have to fight against something and tear it apart.... Conflict can also mean we’re fighting for something to make it even better and stronger than it’s ever been.
Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them little.