On Boys

Boys are such amazing creatures!  I am constantly amused, aggravated and enchanted by my wild,  sweet, crazy male offsprings.  Here, I present you with some favorite quotes about boys, illustrated by seven year old Jack in photos from the past week or two.

A man can never quite understand a boy, even when he has been a boy.
– By Gilbert K Chesterton

Sons are the anchors of a mother’s life.
– Sophocles

A fairly bright boy is far more intelligent and far better company than the average adult.
– By John B S Haldane

The sweetest roamer is a boy’s young heart.

– George Edward Woodberry

Of all wild beasts, the most difficult to manage.
– By Plato , on Boys

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 when he has a raging desire to go somewhere and dig for hidden treasure.
– By 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.
– By Allan Beck


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5 responses to “On Boys

  1. oooh ahhhhh, that looks like an amazon box. I looove books. I love your site too. you have an excellent parenting technique from here. Inspiring. have a fun and noisy and creative day.

  2. My favorite boy quotes are:

    Definition of boy: Loud noise with dirt on it. (anonymous)

    When I grow up I want to be a little boy. (Joseph Heller)

    A boy is magical creature — you can lock him out of your workshop but you can’t lock him out of your heart. (Allan Beck)

    Thanks for the lovely post!

  3. LOVE it! And yes, a fairly intelligent boy is better company than many adults. 🙂

  4. Kez

    Great quotes and great photos!

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