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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.

Author: Lewis Carroll (1832-1898)

Profession: British Writer, Mathematician

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.

Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

Profession: British Author

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

Author: Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

Profession: British Novelist

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

Author: John B. S. Haldane (1892-1964)

Profession: British Scientist, Author

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

Author: Charles Lamb (1775-1834)

Profession: 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.

Author: Henry Miller (1891-1980)

Profession: American Author

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.

Author: William M. Thackeray (1811-1863)

Profession: 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.

Author: Mark Twain (1835-1910)

Profession: American Humorist, Writer