A fairly bright boy is far more intelligent and far better company than the average adult.
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.
Boys are capital fellows in their own way, among their mates; but they are unwholesome companions for grown people.
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.
I never see any difference in boys. I only know two sorts of boys. Mealy boys and beef-faced boys.
Speak roughly to your little boy, and beat him when he sneezes: he only does it to annoy, because he knows it teases.
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.
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.