I inledningen till Platons Protagoras samtalar Sokrates och en vän:
Companion: Where do you come from, Socrates? And yet I need hardly ask the question, for I know that you have been in chase of the fair Alcibiades. I saw the day before yesterday; and he had got a beard like a man — and he is a man, as I may tell you in your ear. But I thought that he was still very charming.
Socrates: What of his beard? Are you not of Homer’s opinion, who says ”Youth is most charming when the beard first appears?”. And that is now the charm of Alcibiades.
Se där, det är fler än jag och Witold som tilltalas av ungdomlig skönhet!