A woman’s influence is very different from a man’s. A man needs to conquer, to vanquish an opponent. Therefore, his victory is often superficial—he may get the other guy to nod his head, but not his heart.

A woman is able to reach inside a man, so he may not even recognize her influence. He feels as though this was his idea all along.

From where does this talent come? Paradoxically, from the woman’s union with a man.

So too, from the man’s union with a woman, he too can learn to fix the world through nurture.

Sefer Hasichot 5751, Noach.