A beard signifies lice, not brains.
He that hath a beard is more than a youth, and he that hath no beard is less than a man.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) British poet and playwright.
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.
Jean Cocteau (1889-1963) French author and filmmaker.