Laura Schlessinger quotes and sayings
January 16, 1947
One thing I've been happy as peach pie about - because I'm all about the children and the happiness of a woman because that makes the happiness of the home - is that nannies, day cares and babysitters are all collapsing, which is forcing moms and dads to raise their children at home.
I was in college in the '60s, and the whole feminist movement had swept me up.
A woman should always be more concerned with standing up for what is right than making sure everyone 'likes' her.
Guys are very simple.
Children are our second chance to have a great parent-child relationship.
Don't worry so much about your self-esteem. Worry more about your character. Integrity is its own reward.
Every man knows- you criticize a woman - that's it for sex for the next year.
Promises made out of ignorance should not be kept.
There's no point in arguing with me- in my mind, I'm always right.
Guys behave like they're naive, but they're not stupid. They know what's going on.
We all get self-centered.
We all have to make choices in life.
I love revenge.
Probably more than half of the people who go into psychology do so because they need help. I think it's their way of feeling that they have control.
Controlling mothers do not pass the baton to their son's new wife.
Emotions have no I.Q.
Women have to be controlled- we're just too emotional.
When you change yourself to win someone's heart, you better be prepared to accept that this will now be your way of life forever.
Other people do not owe me their availability.
Men are very easy to get along with- they just want to come home to something pleasant.
In the history of humanity, women have never been as oppressed as they are right now. Men can make babies with us and then walk away.
If you're that hypersensitive about color and don't have a sense of humor, don't marry out of your race.
Never use God to hurt yourself.
The feeling of your baby taking nourishment from your body for the first time is amazing, and it remains the most touching moment of my life.
When men or women make their work their top priority and become hostile to the normal, natural needs of their children and spouse - obviously, something is wrong.
The ultimate quality of your life is not in your resume, but in the minds and hearts of those you mean something to because you gave yourself to them.
There are probably more internet hate sites about me than Charles Manson.
It is attitude, infinitely more than circumstance, that determines the quality of life. Life is often quite tough, challenging us to choose between seemingly esoteric, intangible ideals and getting goodies or good vibes right now. You have character when you most often choose ideals.
The people and circumstances around me do not make me what I am, they reveal who I am.
People who have "their own issues" often don't stand back and look at the big picture- they're too busy orchestrating their own issues.
Your mother doesn't own you. Your father doesn't own you. You own you.
As women go, so goes civilization.
Sometimes guys avoid things they don't know how to do well.
Well, I'm a Harley Babe.
I haven't yelled at anybody today. It's been a slow day.
Make believe I'm right.
Children have no reasonable assumption of privacy while they are minors in their parent's home.
My life is what a salmon must feel like. They are always going upstream, against the current.
If you want a weak man, you might as well marry a woman.
There is no such thing in life as no pain and no disappointment.
I am married.
A typical complaint of married women with children is that their job stress tired them out so that they have little quality emotion and energy left for their children, much less their husbands.
There are so many ways to talk with the people who appreciate my help.
The commandment to honor parents was given to ensure that the elderly, although they may not feel wanted by family or society, are still given their appropriate reward.
Isn't it nice to know that you can put a worm on your hook and get a fish all charged up?
Self-esteem must be earned! When you dare to dream, dare to follow that dream, dare to suffer through the pain, sacrifice, self-doubts, and friction from the world, you will genuinely impress yourself.
So it is the fear, weakness, selfishness, and cowardice of onlookers that permit evil behavior to persist.
Integrity, honesty, and honor may not give immediate rewards or gratification, and they can be life-threatening . The absence of integrity, honesty, and honor do not always bring punishment or scorn, and can be life-aggrandizing.
We can be negative and cynical or we can be charged and hot wored to find a way through it, over it, around it under it.
Depth has one address: fidelity in love.
Life does not have meaning through mere existence or acquisition or fun. The meaning of life is inherent in the connections we make to others through honor and obligation.
A lot of what children go through is because you adults don't carry the burden yourself.
In the end analysis, all we have is who we are and the way we have lived our lives.
I think I average one good sulk a week.
Somehow we've even developed the notion that a woman who seeks to meet her husband's needs is subservient.
Why should a man say what he feels, when a women is going to ignore what he says?
When you're the victim of the behavior, it's black and white; when you're the perpetrator, there are a million shades of gray.
Some women are like elephants. I don't mean size, I mean they never forget.
Unless I have hallucinated, I have never made an anti-gay commentary, I have made anti-gay-activist-agenda commentaries.
Listen carefully, because I don't repeat myself - and if I do, I get testy.
When we're hurting, it does not give us a license to hurt others.
We all do stupid things.
There is seemingly no biological benefit to acting with conscience; if there were, only moral individuals would survive and procreate. Sadly, we know that's not true. The benefit of conscience is that you won't suffer guilt or shame (public), and that by your own self-imposed definition, you are a moral human, a special kind of animal who takes unique pride in elevating him/herself above the termites.
The worst thing is the world is a defensive my-kid-can't-do-anything-wrong parent.
I'm not cynical.
Everyone has the right to go on a vacation without kids if they want.
Arguing with a man doesn't work.
Kids who don't have moms suffer a lifetime.
There's no reason to yell at anybody.
Some people seem to see compassion as being mushy.
Everything I say is true.
The Declaration of Independence...is not a legal prescription conferring powers upon the courts; and the Constitution's refusal to 'deny or disparage' other rights is far removed from affirming any one of them, and even farther removed from authorizing judges to identify what they might be, and to enforce the judges' list against laws duly enacted by the people.
Women seem not to understand, or underestimate, the profound power they have over their husbands.
Language is our way of communicating what we want and who we are. By using bad language, we diminish the divine spark within us that defines our humanity.
I'm very fond of food. I get hungry, and I like to eat almost all the time.
It doesn't matter how we were raised. We become the person we choose to be.
My way of thinking is better than yours.
Too many people make the past their identity and spend the rest of their lives accumulating sympathy for their past pain.
I'm not good at debating - I'm much better at pontificating.
A lot of people do what we call neurotic things in order to repair their childhood.
Postponing happiness until "all your ducks are in order" means never because life is not that clean, fair or predictable. It isn't what happens to you that defines your life, it is what you do with it that does.
home-schooled students are able to successfully adapt emotionally, interpersonally, and academically to their first, and most challenging, semester in college. That is probably because, having had the consistent teaching and support of a family and a community, they have developed strengths and convictions that provide a bridge over the troubled waters of a multitude of challenges and temptations.
When a man marries he takes a bigger risk than the woman, because she can march out with his kids, his money, his home, and his dog.
The meaning of your life comes through your obligations to others.
Nothing is irresistible. There is no feeling that is irresistible.
It amazes me that talking about traditional values is controversial, but it seems to be.
Mehmet Murat Ildan
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
H. L. Mencken
Charles Caleb Colton
D. H. Lawrence
Orson Scott Card
Robert A. Heinlein
Jonathan Safran Foer
Ursula K. Le Guin
Alain de Botton
Laurell K. Hamilton
The Notorious B.I.G.
Anne Graham Lotz
Robert Murray M'Cheyne
Paul J. Meyer
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