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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