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Speak roughly to your little boy, and beat him when he sneezes: he only does it to annoy, because he knows it teases.

Lewis Carroll (1832-1898) English mathematician and novelist.

Boyhood is a most complex and incomprehensible thing. Even when one has been through it, one does not understand what it was. A man can never quite understand a boy, even when he has been the boy.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) British journalist, novelist and poet.

I never see any difference in boys. I only know two sorts of boys. Mealy boys and beef-faced boys.

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) British novelist.

Boys are capital fellows in their own way, among their mates; but they are unwholesome companions for grown people.

Charles Lamb (1775-1834) English essayist.

Every genuine boy is a rebel and an anarch. If he were allowed to develop according to his own instincts, his own inclinations, society would undergo such a radical transformation as to make the adult revolutionary cower and cringe.

Henry Miller (1891-1980) American author.

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

Mark Twain (1835-1910) U.S. humorist, writer, and lecturer.

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