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.