Oscar Wilde quotes on youth and age

Oscar Wilde quote. No man is rich enough to buy back his past. Image copyright Ireland Calling

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Young men want to be faithful and are not; old men want to be faithless and cannot.
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It is only the modern that ever becomes old-fashioned.
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The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything.

Oscar Wilde quote. The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything. Image copyright Ireland Calling

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Children begin by loving their parents; after a time they judge them; rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.
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Ogham, the mysterious language of the trees The Origins of the Ogham alphabet are still a mystery for many historians, but it is primarily thought to be an early form of the Irish written Language. Bealtaine Fire

Oscar Wilde quote. I am not young enough to know everything. Image copyright Ireland Calling
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One should never trust a woman who tells her real age; a woman who would tell one that would tell one anything.
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As long as a woman can look ten years younger than her own daughter, she is perfectly satisfied.
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Oscar Wilde quote. When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is. Image copyright Ireland Calling
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Fathers should be neither seen nor heard. That is the only proper basis for family life.
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The best way to make children good is to make them happy.
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No woman should ever be quite accurate about her age. It looks so calculating.
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Oscar Wilde quote. The tragedy of old age is not that one is old, but that one is young. Image copyright Ireland Calling

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