Boys Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old boys quotes, boys sayings, and boys proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Boys are beyond the range of anybody's sure understanding, at least when they are between the ages of 18 months and 90 years. James Thurber
Give a boy address and accomplishments and you give him the mastery of palaces and fortunes where he goes. Ralph Waldo Emerson
One of the best things in the world to be is a boy; it requires no experience, but needs some practice to be a good one. Charles Dudley Warner
There comes a time in every rightly constructed boy's life that he has a raging desire to go somewhere and dig for hidden treasure. Mark Twain
A boy is a magical creature - you can lock him out of your workshop, but you can't lock him out of your heart. Allan Beck
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. Eric Berne
The boy gathers materials for a temple, and then when he is thirty, concludes to build a woodshed. Henry David Thoreau
A boy can learn a lot from a dog: obedience, loyalty, and the importance of turning around three times before lying down. Robert Benchley
A boy's story is the best that is ever told. Charles Dickens
The only thing worse than a boy who hates you: a boy that loves you. Markus Zusak
Boys were so proud - you always had to let them think they were good at things. Diane Zahler
Boys will never understand how much their small words can affect a girl. Farah Mustafa
A boy carries out suggestions more wholeheartedly when he understands their aim. Robert Baden-Powell
Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn't matter if only we could prevent girls from being girls. Anne Frank
The boy who expects every morning to open into a new world finds that today is like yesterday, but he believes tomorrow will be different. Charles Dudley Warner
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. John Andrew Holmes
A boy cannot begin playing ball too early. I might almost say that while he is still creeping on all fours he should have a bouncing rubber ball. Christy Mathewson
The boys are in such a mood that if someone introduced the Ten Commandments, they'd cut them down to seven. Norris Cotton
No one knows how it is that with one glance a boy can break through into a girl's heart. Napoleon Bonaparte
A fairly bright boy is far more intelligent and far better company than the average adult. John B. S. Haldane
The fact that boys are allowed to exist at all is evidence of a remarkable Christian forbearance among men. Ambrose Bierce
I am convinced that every boy, in his heart, would rather steal second base than an automobile. Thomas Campbell Clark
There is nothing so aggravating as a fresh boy who is too old to ignore and too young to kick. Kin Hubbard
The bad boy: always more fun. Ian Mcshane
A boy is naturally full of humor. Robert Baden-Powell
Boys don't make passes at female smart-asses. Letty Cottin Pogrebin
Boys don't cry'or at least that's what everybody's supposed to believe. Jess C. Scott
Boys always make things more complicated. Katrina Abbott
In Scouting, a boy is encouraged to educate himself instead of being instructed. Robert Baden-Powell
A boy's will is the wind's will, / And the thoughts of youth are long, long thoughts. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Of all the animals, the boy is most unmanageable. Plato
Boys are unpredictable. This maybe not be news, but I'm starting to think it's one of the best things about them. Kate Brian
Schoolboys are a merciless race, individually they are angels, but together, especially in schools, they are often merciless. Fyodor Dostoevsky
Men get opinions as boys learn to spell by reiteration chiefly. Elizabeth Barrett Browning
When the gender role starts to descend, boys get into the masculine box. Gloria Steinem
Boys do not leave their boyhood behind when they leave off their school uniform. Diane Setterfield
A boy knows not fire till it burns him. Hausan Proverb
A lazy boy and a warm bed are difficult to part. Danish Proverb
Boys will become men, and then men boys. American Proverb
Do not entrust a sword to a boy. Roman Proverb
Send a boy where he wants to go and you see his best pace. African Proverb
The smallest boy always carries the biggest fiddle. Cambodian Proverb
Train a boy strictly, but a girl kindly. Indian Proverb
Two boys are half a boy, and three boys are no boy at all. Spanish Proverb
While the boy is young, you can see the man. Chinese Proverb
All you're supposed to do is every once in a while give the boys a little tea and sympathy. Robert Anderson
Keep the Home-fires burning, / While your hearts are yearning, / Though your lads are far away / They dream of Home. / There's a silver lining / Through the dark cloud shining; / Turn the dark cloud inside out, / Till the boys come Home. Lena Guilbert Ford
There's a happy time coming, / When the boys come home. / There's a glorious day coming, / When the boys come home. / We will end the dreadful story / Of this treason dark and gory / In a sunburst of glory, / When the boys come home. John Hay
Where are they?--the friends of my childhood enchanted-- / The clear, laughing eyes looking back in my own, / And the warm, chubby fingers my palms have so wanted, / As when we raced over / Pink pastures of clover, / And mocked the quail's whir and the bumblebee's drone? / Have the breezes of time blown their blossomy faces / Forever adrift down the years that are flown? / Am I never to see them romp back to their places, / Where over the meadow, / In sunshine and shadow, / The meadow-larks trill, and the bumblebees drone? James Whitcomb Riley