The most successful career must show a waste of strength that might have removed mountains, and the most unsuccessful is not that of the man who is taken unprepared, but of him who has prepared and is never taken.
[The Englishman] has been taught at his public school that feeling is bad form. He must not express great joy or sorrow, or even open his mouth too wide when he talks - his pipe might fall out if he did.
E.M. Forster (1879 - 1970)
Source: "Notes on the English Character" (first published 1920; repr. in Abinger Harvest, 1936)