My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, 'You're tearing up the grass'; 'We're not raising grass,' Dad would reply. 'We're raising boys.'
Only time can heal your broken heart. Just as only time can heal his broken arms and legs.
When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
Of all the animals, the boy is the most unmanageable.
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.
A boy's story is the best that is ever told.
In every school, more boys wanted to be remembered as a star athlete than as a brilliant student.
Black boys became criminalized. I was in constant dread for their lives, because they were targets everywhere. They still are.
When I grow up I want to be a little boy.
Some parents say it is toy guns that make boys warlike. But give a boy a rubber duck and he will seize its neck like the butt of a pistol and shout 'Bang!'
The moment a little boy is concerned with which is a jay and which is a sparrow, he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing.
When I went to high school, an all-boys' school, a Catholic school, I tried out for football, and I didn't make it. It was the first time, athletically, that I was knocked down.
Girls marry for love. Boys marry because of a chronic irritation that causes them to gravitate in the direction of objects with certain curvilinear properties.
The boy who is going to make a great man must not make up his mind merely to overcome a thousand obstacles, but to win in spite of a thousand repulses and defeats.
As flies to wanton boys, are we to the gods; they kill us for their sport.
I thought that the chief thing to be done in order to equal boys was to be learned and courageous. So I decided to study Greek and learn to manage a horse.
When I am grown to man's estate I shall be very proud and great. And tell the other girls and boys Not to meddle with my toys.
Living with these teenage boys allowed me to see how much their psyches were like their girl counterparts. They were more familiar to me than I would have thought.
Alexander at the head of the world never tasted the true pleasure that boys of his own age have enjoyed at the head of a school.
Who's a boy gonna talk to if not his mother?
The Beach Boys are not a superstar group. The music is the superstar of the group.
Now, what I want is Facts. Teach these boys and girls nothing but Facts. Facts alone are wanted in life. Plant nothing else, and root out everything else. You can only form the minds of reasoning animals upon Facts; nothing else will ever be of any service to them.
No boy is worth crying over, and the one who is won't make you cry.
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
Inside every working anarchy, there's an Old Boy Network.
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