Quotation by Colley Cibber

You know, one had as good be out of the world, as out of the fashion.
Colley Cibber (1671–1757), British actor-manager, playwright. repr. In Dramatic Works (1966). Narcissa, in Love's Last Shift, act 2, sc. 1 (1696).

The proverb can be dated back to 1639.
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