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Susannah Centlivre

  • Friendship's a noble Name, 'tis Love refin'd ...

  • What Business had you to get Children, without you had Cabbage enough to maintain 'em?

  • 'Tis better never to be named than to be ill spoken of.

  • All Policy's allow'd in War and Love.

  • ... but me no buts ..

  • ... a Man that wants Money thinks none can be unhappy that has it ...

  • Want, the Mistress of Invention, still tempts me on.

  • ... my present Profession is Physick — Now, when my Pockets are full, I cure a Patient in three Days; when they are empty, I keep him three Months.

  • Resolve to be merry though the ship were sinking.

  • ... 'tis my Opinion, ev'ry Man cheats in his Way — And he is only honest who is not discover'd.

  • ... nobody can boast of Honesty till they are try'd ...

  • ... he is as melancholy as an unbrac'd Drum.

Susannah Centlivre, English playwright

(1669 - 1723)