An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





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, British writer, mathematician)


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)


A fairly bright boy is far more intelligent and far better company than the average adult.


John B. S. Haldane (1892-1964, British scientist, author)


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


Charles Lamb (1775-1834, British essayist, critic)


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)


Boys will be boys.


American Proverb (Sayings of American origin)


What money is better bestowed than that of a schoolboy's tip? How the kindness is recalled by the recipient in after days! It blesses him that gives and him that takes.


William M. Thackeray (1811-1863, Indian-born British novelist)


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, American humorist, writer)


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