Too often the strong silent man is silent because he does not know what to say, and is reputed strong only because he has remained silent.
I do know of these that... only are reputed wise for saying nothing. - William Shakespeare
However difficult it is to be the homely friend of a reputed beauty, there are certain benefits. Most days, the humiliation of being the second choice is outweighed by the overflow of disappointed gentlemen. - Laura Moncur