Wednesday 13 November 2019

History lesson

• Anthony Woods (13/8/12) attributes the quotation, "Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it," to Abraham Lincoln. In fact, the actual quotation is, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it," and it is from the 1906 publication, 'The Life of Reason', by the Spanish-American philosopher and poet, George Santayana.

Paul Kelly
Holmpatrick, Skerries

• Paddy O'Brien said that Jesus was a pacifist. Sure he was, but even Jesus had his moments, such as when he lost his temper and caused havoc in the temple by upsetting the tables of the money lenders and giving them a piece of his mind.

It is not recorded that he gave them a belt or two for good measure, but it would not be surprising if he did.

Donald Martin
Killybegs, Co Donegal

Irish Independent

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