Theodore Zeldin Quotes & Sayings

20 most famous Theodore Zeldin quotes and sayings (philosopher). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

Theodore Zeldin Quotes
“A dream is what makes people love life even when it is painful.”
Theodore Zeldin Quotes
“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 how we penetrate this puzzle.”
“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 you're going to have children for 15 years and then you're going to retire and have hobbies, because you've got 40 more years to go after 60 and you're in good health until 90 or something.”
Theodore Zeldin Quotes
“The great thing about marriage is that it creates trust, the most precious of things.”
Theodore Zeldin Quotes
“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.”
Theodore Zeldin Quotes
“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 their potential.”
“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, and laughter something for the lower orders. But British aristocrats didn't care a damn about what people thought of them, so they made humour acceptable.”
Theodore Zeldin Quotes
“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 want, above all, appreciation of their uniqueness.”
“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 means that you don't need to talk to one another because you're the same person.”
“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 that enables employers to keep workers in lousy jobs by granting them some leisure time.”

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