Jane Austen:

I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them.

Oh! Do not attack me with your watch. A watch is always too fast or too slow. I cannot be dictated to by a watch.

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. (and please let this wife be me!)

My good opinion once lost is lost forever.

Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance

I am for... Bath

 

 Oscar Wilde

   I can resist everything except temptation

Ignorance is like a delicate exotic fruit; touch it and the bloom is gone

It is absurd to have a hard and fast rule about what one should read and what one shouldn't. More than half of modern culture depends on what one shouldn't read.

I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself.

Fashion is what one wears oneself. What is unfashionable is what other people wear.

...to be continued...