There is always a period when a man with a beard shaves it off. This period does not last. He returns headlong to his beard.
Author: Jean Cocteau (1889-1963)
Profession: French Author, Filmmaker
If you teach a poor young man to shave himself, and keep his razor in order, you may contribute more to the happiness of his life than in giving him a thousand guineas. This sum may be soon spent, the regret only remaining of having foolishly consumed it; but in the other case, he escapes the frequent vexation of waiting for barbers, and of their sometimes dirty fingers, offensive breaths, and dull razors.
Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat
A beard signifies lice, not brains.
Author: Greek Proverb
Profession: Sayings of Greek Origin
He that hath a beard is more than a youth, and he that hath no beard is less than a man.
Author: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
Profession: British Poet, Playwright, Actor
In England and America a beard usually means that its owner would rather be considered venerable than virile; on the continent of Europe it often means that its owner makes a special claim to virility.
Author: Rebecca West (1892-1983)
Profession: British Author