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

A boy's story is the best that is ever told.     

Charles Dickens

Give a boy address and accomplishments and you give him the mastery of palaces and fortunes where he goes.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only thing worse than a boy who hates you: a boy that loves you.

Markus Zusak

The bad boy: always more fun.     

Ian Mcshane

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

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

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 is a magical creature - you can lock him out of your workshop, but you can't lock him out of your heart.

Allan Beck

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

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 is naturally full of humor.

Robert Baden-Powell

No one knows how it is that with one glance a boy can break through into a girl's heart.

Napoleon Bonaparte

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

John B. S. Haldane

Boys don't make passes at female smart-asses.     

Letty Cottin Pogrebin

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

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