Wednesday 18 January 2017

Wise words from Brian Lenihan

Published 17/04/2010 | 05:00

Hearing Brian Lenihan finally utter the dreaded 'S' word brought to mind a quote from Alexander Pope: "No one should be ashamed to admit they are wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that they are wiser today than they were yesterday."

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It might be no harm if our wealthy elite, politician and banker alike, considered the flip-side of this sentiment the next time they seek to blame international forces, Lehman Brothers, etc, for our mess.

That is, those who don't acknowledge their mistakes from yesterday are still unwise today.

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