Allegedly of a Cav officer: "I would not breed from this officer".
Allegedly of a Gunner officer whose sister was a rather well-known model: "It is a shame he is not as attractive as his sister".
In both cases I feel the comments say more of the writer than the person being written upon. And finally, my favourite..... written of a friend who was a good egg and very experienced operational type.... the SRO's comment was simply "promote this man now". He was.