Boys Quotes

In America, any boy may become president and I suppose that’s just one of the risks he takes.

The priceless treasure of boyhood is his endless enthusiasm, his high store of idealism, his affections and his hopes. When we preserve these, we have made men. We have made citizens and we have made Americans.

No one knows how it is that with one glance a boy can break through into a girls heart.

When you can’t do anything else to a boy, you can make him wash his face.

Boys are beyond the range of anybody’s sure understanding, at least when they are between the ages of 18 months and 90 years.

There is nothing so aggravating as a fresh boy who is too old to ignore and too young to kick.

There comes a time in every rightly constructed boy’s life that he has a raging desire to go somewhere and dig for hidden treasure.

Little boys may be an intolerable nuisance; but when they are not there we regret them, we find ourselves homesick for their very intolerableness.

We think boys are rude, unsensitive animals but it is not so in all cases. Each boy has one or two sensitive spots, and if you can find out where they are located you have only to touch them and you can scorch him as with fire.

The typical tale was of a student greatly interested in this or that branch of learning – and baffled in his attempts to master it by the incompetence of his instructor. Such evidence is hard to dispose of, for as philosophers observed long ago, a boy’s judgement of a man is apt to be pretty […]