Find the best quotes by Theodore Zeldin.
We imagine that human nature doesn’t change. We like to say that but I don’t think it’s true because we have, in the course of…
To idolise a person means you don’t get to know them, and the idea that you can become one is a myth, and it also…
The English reputation for humour is a way by which people avoid revealing themselves and have superficial relationships, so that you can engage in banter…
The institution of marriage, if you look at it over many centuries, has come and gone.
The French have made conversation their claim to civilisation.
I don’t think there is anything a man can do that a woman cannot do.
Never before have humans been so ambitious, have they thought that they could be much more than their parents were.
People are going to be living quite soon for 100 years. Our idea of how a family works no longer applies. It’s no good saying…
We are already seeing the creation of a new kind of network based on friendships: Startups, which are often founded by friends, are the beginning…
We should abolish ‘work.’ By that I mean abolishing the distinction between work and leisure, one of the greatest mistakes of the last century, one…
Families have become models for public life, constructing friendships between individuals of different temperaments, ambitions and ages, even if they are often unsuccessful. People now…
Breaking accepted rules does bring people together.
One of the great ambitions is to discover the diversity of the world, to discover who inhabits the world.
The great thing about marriage is that it creates trust, the most precious of things.
Conversation creates a new kind of network within organizations. Current networks are used for competitive advantage, but conversation is focused on encouraging people to realize…
We should strive to be employed in such a way that we don’t realize that what we’re doing is work.
People in this world of superficial communication find themselves isolated and lonely and have difficult in talking about personal things that really matter to them.
The British have turned their sense of humour into a national virtue. It is odd, because through much of history, humour has been considered cheap,…
Each person is an enigma. You’re a puzzle not only to yourself but also to everyone else, and the great mystery of our time is…
A dream is what makes people love life even when it is painful.
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