… freedom is not just a matter of rights, to be expressed in law. The right to express yourself still leaves you with the need to decide what to say, to find someone to listen, and to make your words sound beautiful; these are skills which need to be acquired.

– Theodore Zeldin, An Intimate History of Humanity

This is the book I’m reading at the moment, and I highly recommend it. Zeldin has an amazing talent for creating profound aphorisms – sometimes two or three to a page!

Expressing yourself – thought for the day

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