Quotes About Little Boys Will Make You Love Your Boys More and More

Quotes About Little Boys – They make you laugh, they make you marvel at their antics, they make you worry for them, yet you couldn’t resist loving the boys in your life. As the mother to your kids, your boys are always your favorite boys.

They may be up to hundreds of mischiefs each day, they drive you crazy, yet at the end of each day, you couldn’t help softly tucking them into bed and kissing them goodnight.

With so many exciting episodes unfolding everyday in your boys’ lives, let these boy quotes help you express your thoughts on some of these memorable moments.

Use these boy quotes in your cards, scrapbooks, letters and such!

Quotes About Little Boys

A boy’s story is the best that is ever told.
— Charles Dickens

A boy’s will is the wind’s will.
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

A child reminds us that playtime is an essential part of our daily routine.
— Anonymous

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

A small boy, mischievous to the imp degree.
— Rea Murtha

A small son can charm himself into, and out of, most things.
— Jenny de Vries

A treasure to a little boy does not consist of money, gems or jewellery. He will find far greater pleasure in the wonder of a rock, pebble, stick or beetle.
— Author Unknown

Baseball is where boys practice being men and men practice being boys, and they get real good at it.
— Mary Cecile Leary

Between the innocence of babyhood and the dignity of manhood, we find a delightful creature of a boy.
— Author Unknown

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.– G. K. Chesterton

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

Boys are God’s way of telling you that your house is too neat!
— Author Unknown

Boys do not grow up gradually. They move forward in spurts like the hands of clocks in railway stations.
— Cyril Connolly

Do not train boys to learning by force and harshness, but lead them by what amuses them, so that they may better discover the bent of their minds.
— Plato

Dirt is not dirty, but only something in the wrong place.
— Lord Palmerston

Dreams really do come true. Ours came wrapped in Baby Blue!
— Author Unknown

Experimentation is an active science.
— Claude Bernard

For every man the world is as fresh as it was at the first day, And as full of untold novelties for him who has the eyes to see them.
— Thomas Henry Huxley

Go on and increase in valor, O boy! this is the path to immortality.
— Seneca

God created boys, full of spirit and fun to explore and conquer, to romp and run.
— Author Unknown

He has the gift of reverie.
— Anais Nin

He was born with a gift of laughter.
— Rafael Sabatini

His laughter… sparkled like a splash of water in sunlight.
— Joseph Lelyveld

I can sometimes resist temptation, but never mischief.
— Joyce Rebeta-Burditt

If I have a monument in this world, it is my son.
— Maya Angelou

It’s the merry-hearted boys that make the best men!
— Irish proverb

Like the changing leaves of fall… My little boy is now a man.
— Author Unknown

Mothers of little boys work from son up till son down!
— Author Unknown

My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, “You’re tearing up the grass.” “We’re not raising grass,” Dad would reply. “We’re raising boys.”
— Harmon Killebrew

My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.
— Mark Twain

Nearly every man is a firm believer in heredity until his son makes a fool of himself.
— Author Unknown

Nobody else like him, he’s unique – – this one. How fortunate we are that he is our son.
— Author Unknown

Nothing is so strong as gentleness; nothing so gentle as real strength.
— Francis De Sales

Of all the animals, the boy is most unmanageable.
— Plato

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
— T.S. Eliot

Small boys become big men through the influence of big men who care about small boys.
— Author Unknown

Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero.
— Marc Brown

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

Tall oaks from little acorns grow.
— David Everett

The sweetest roamer is a boy’s young heart.
— George Edward Woodberry

There are 3 stages in a man’s life: ‘My Daddy can whip you Daddy.’ ‘Aw, Dad, you don’t know anything.’ ‘My father used to say . . .’.
— Dwight McSmith

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.
— Mark Twain

There has never been a day when I have not been proud of you, I said to my Son though some days I’m louder about other stuff so it’s easy to miss that.
— Brian Andreas

There never has been, nor will there ever be, anything quite so special as the love between a mother and a son.
— Author Unknown

To become a real boy you must prove yourself brave, truthful, and unselfish.
— From “Pinnochio”

Twinkle Twinkle little star so you know how loved you are?
— Author Unknown

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

Wrapped around my son with only the knowledge of the words of the world & a quiet remembrance of watching before this all began.
— Brian Andreas

You don’t raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they’ll turn out to be heroes, even if it’s just in your own eyes.
— Author Unknown

“Close your eyes,
Have no fear,
The monsters gone,
He’s on the run and your daddy’s here,
Beautiful, beautiful,
Beautiful Boy.”
John Lennon

Inside every hardened criminal beats the heart of a ten-year-old boy.
Bart Simpson

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

Girls are like apples on trees. The best ones are at the top of the trees. The boys don’t want to reach for the good ones because they are afraid of falling and getting hurt. Instead, they just get the rotten apples that are on the ground that aren’t as good, but easy. So the apples at the top think there is something wrong with them, when, in reality, they are amazing. They just have to wait for the right boy to come along, the one who’s brave enough to climb all the way to the top of the tree.
Author Unknown

What is genius? – It is the power to be a boy again at will.
James Matthew Barrie

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

Of all the animals, the boy is the most unmanageable.

Peter Griffin [holding crying baby after Carol has given birth]: It’s a beautiful baby girl!
Carol Pewterschmidt: Ooh, a baby girl! I’m so happy!
Peter Griffin: But she has a penis. Well, we’ll have to do something about that [Picks up scalpel.]
Lois Griffin [taking scalpel away]: Peter, no! It’s a boy.
Family Guy
Animated TV series

The boy is father to the man.

The boy gathers materials for a temple, and then when he is thirty, concludes to build a woodshed.
Henry David Thoreau

You’ve got the brain of a four-year-old boy, and I bet he was glad to get rid of it.
Groucho Marx

There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it.
C.S. Lewis

The code of the schoolyard, Marge! The rules that teach a boy to be a man. Let’s see. Don’t tattle. Always make fun of those different from you. Never say anything, unless you’re sure everyone feels exactly the same way you do.
Homer Simpson

See things from the boy’s point of view.
Robert Baden-Powell

People think that I must be a very strange person. This is not correct. I have the heart of a small boy. It is in a glass jar on my desk.
Stephen King

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

There isn’t any symbolism. The sea is the sea. The old man is an old man. The boy is a boy and the fish is a fish. The shark are all sharks no better and no worse. All the symbolism that people say is shit. What goes beyond is what you see beyond when you know.
Ernest Hemingway

It is rare that one can see in a little boy the promise of a man, but one can almost always see in a little girl the threat of a woman.
Alexandre Dumas

Everybody’s journey is individual. If you fall in love with a boy, you fall in love with a boy. The fact that many Americans consider it a disease says more about them than it does about homosexuality.
James Arthur Baldwin

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I’m beginning to believe it.
Clarence Darrow

When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
Author Unknown
Often erroneously attributed to Mark Twain

I was so poor growing up – if I wasn’t a boy – I’d have had nothing to play with.
Rodney Dangerfield

Don’t mess with the dead, boy, they have eerie powers.
Homer Simpson

Baseball gives every American boy a chance to excel, not just to be as good as someone else but to be better than someone else. This is the nature of man and the name of the game.
Ted Williams

The spirit is there in every boy; it has to be discovered and brought to light.
Robert Baden-Powell

A boy is naturally full of humor.
Robert Baden-Powell

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 carries out suggestions more wholeheartedly when he understands their aim.
Robert Baden-Powell

Boys frustrate me. I hate all their indirect messages, I hate game playing. Do you like me or don’t you? Just tell me so I can get over you.
Kirsten Dunst
American Actress

Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn’t matter if only we could prevent girls from being girls.
Anne Frank

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

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

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

Some parents say it is toy guns that make boys warlike. But give a boy a rubber duck and he will seize its neck like the butt of a pistol and shout “Bang!”
George F. Will
American editor and news commentator

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
American Editor and Author

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
American Baseball Player

Boys are sent out into the world to buffet with its temptations, to mingle with bad and good, to govern and direct – girls are to dwell in quiet homes among few friends, to exercise a noiseless influence.
Elizabeth Missing Sewell

The boys are in such a mood that if someone introduced the Ten Commandments, they’d cut them down to seven.
Norris Cotton

Boys and young men acquire readily the moral sentiments of their social milieu, whatever these sentiments may be.
Bertrand Russell

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

In boys and girls alike, and in more of their elders, perhaps, than we suspect, the affection for dolls is chiefly an aspect of the social sense and an example of the pleasure we all take in projecting our own personalities and in controlling the lives of others.
Odell Shepard

American boys should not be seen dying on the nightly news. Wars should be over in three days or less, or before Congress invokes the War Powers Resolution.
Evan Thomas

As a boy I remember how terribly real the statues of the saints would seem at 7 o’clock Mass-before I’d had breakfast. From that I learned always to conduct hungry.
Leopold Stokowski

We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today. ~Stacia Tauscher


You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance. ~Franklin P. Jones


Children make your life important. ~Erma Bombeck


In a dark moment I ask, “How can anyone bring a child into this world?” And the answer rings clear, “Because there is no other world, and because the child has no other way into it.” ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


I brought children into this dark world because it needed the light that only a child can bring. ~Liz Armbruster


A characteristic of the normal child is he doesn’t act that way very often. ~Author Unknown


We’ve had bad luck with our kids — they’ve all grown up. ~Christopher Morley


A child can ask questions that a wise man cannot answer. ~Author Unknown


Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it. ~Harold Hulbert


Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn’t music. ~William Stafford


The world is as many times new as there are children in our lives. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see. ~Neil Postman, The Disappearance of Childhood (introduction), 1982


The love of children inspires an interest in the welfare of all humanity. ~James Lendall Basford (1845–1915), Sparks from the Philosopher’s Stone, 1882


Children are one third of our population and all of our future. ~Select Panel for the Promotion of Child Health, 1981


Even when freshly washed and relieved of all obvious confections, children tend to be sticky. ~Fran Lebowitz


Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man. ~Rabindranath Tagore


You are worried about seeing him spend his early years in doing nothing. What! Is it nothing to be happy? Nothing to skip, play, and run around all day long? Never in his life will he be so busy again. ~Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Emile, 1762


A party of little children at play is one of the most beautiful sights in nature, and a sight which for the moment almost leads us to mistrust our theories of human misery. Little children are happy because they have no carking cares nor troublesome responsibilities, no painful memories and no anxious anticipations. ~Frederick Canon Oakeley, The Voice of Creation as a Witness to the Mind of its Divine Author, “Lecture III: Vestiges of the Fall,” 1876  [And more than a century later: “Children are happy because they don’t yet have a file in their minds called ‘All the Things That Could Go Wrong.’ They don’t have a mindset that puts ‘Things to Fear’ before ‘Things to Love.'” ~Marianne Williamson, Illuminata: A Return to Prayer, 1994 —tεᖇᖇ¡·g]


A three year old child is a being who gets almost as much fun out of a fifty-six dollar set of swings as it does out of finding a small green worm. ~Bill Vaughan


If our American way of life fails the child, it fails us all. ~Pearl S. Buck


In the United States today, there is a pervasive tendency to treat children as adults, and adults as children. The options of children are thus steadily expanded, while those of adults are progressively constricted. The result is unruly children and childish adults. ~Thomas Szasz


Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they’re going to catch you in next. ~Franklin P. Jones


Children make you want to start life over. ~Muhammad Ali


Boy, n.: a noise with dirt on it. ~Not Your Average Dictionary


I am fond of children — except boys. ~Lewis Carroll


Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children. ~George Bernard Shaw


There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him to sleep. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


Children seldom misquote. In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn’t have said. ~Author Unknown


A little girl is sugar and spice and everything nice — especially when she’s taking a nap. ~Author Unknown


A child is a curly dimpled lunatic. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


In America there are two classes of travel — first class, and with children. ~Robert Benchley


The prime purpose of being four is to enjoy being four — of secondary importance is to prepare for being five. ~Jim Trelease, The Read-Aloud Handbook, 1985


Youth is a perpetual intoxication; it is a fever of the mind. ~François de La Rochefoucauld


Little girls are cute and small only to adults. To one another they are not cute. They are life-sized. ~Margaret Atwood


While we try to teach our children all about life,
Our children teach us what life is all about.
~Angela Schwindt


What is a home without children? Quiet. ~Henny Youngman


As the father of two young girls, I have come to the realization that they are just as messy as boys but the dirt that they create around the house is comprised of at least 50% glitter. ~Andrew K. Keller, 2012


Girl, n.  A giggle with glitter on it. ~Author unknown


It is not easy to be crafty and winsome at the same time, and few accomplish it after the age of six. ~John W. Gardner and Francesca Gardner Reese


Little children, sweet and lovely
Buds from Heaven sent to earth!
Let us love them, teach them, guide them,
Fill their lives with joy and mirth…
Looking up with eyes of laughter,
Holding out their tiny hands;
Bless these little ones, oh, Master!
Precious children of all lands!
~Gertrude Tooley Buckingham, “Little Children” (1940s)


Children in a family are like flowers in a bouquet: there’s always one determined to face in an opposite direction from the way the arranger desires. ~Marcelene Cox, quoted in James E. Kilgore, Dr. Kilgore’s Feel Good Parenting Book, 1986


A child seldom needs a good talking to as a good listening to. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


If we would listen to our kids, we’d discover that they are largely self-explanatory. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


Creative play is like a spring that bubbles up from deep within a child. ~Joan Almon


There are only two things a child will share willingly — communicable diseases and his mother’s age. ~Benjamin Spock, Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care, 1945


Tarry a moment to watch the chaos of a playground, crayola-colored shirts of running children, all trying out their wings. ~Dr. SunWolf, 2012 tweet, professorsunwolf.com


Do your kids a favor — don’t have any. ~Robert Orben


Children find everything in nothing; men find nothing in everything. ~Giacomo Leopardi, Zibaldone Scelto


A rose can say “I love you”,
orchids can enthrall,
but a weed bouquet in a chubby fist,
yes, that says it all.
~Author Unknown


The vivacity of children is always charming, because it is always sincere. A grave child is a rose without fragrance. ~Anonymous, Aphorisms; or, A Glance at Human Nature, in Original Maxims, 1820


Having a two-year-old is like having a blender that you don’t have the top for. ~Jerry Seinfeld


Lady, the sun’s light to our eyes is dear,
And fair the tranquil reaches of the sea,
And flowery earth in May, and bounding waters;
And so right many fair things I might praise;
Yet nothing is so radiant and so fair
As for souls childless, with desire sore-smitten,
To see the light of babes about the house.


Children’s talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives. ~Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 1969


Our genes make us immortal. ~The Secret of Life, PBS


I love these little people; and it is not a slight thing when they, who are so fresh from God, love us. ~Charles Dickens, The Old Curiosity Shop


Women gather together to wear silly hats, eat dainty food, and forget how unresponsive their husbands are. Men gather to talk sports, eat heavy food, and forget how demanding their wives are. Only where children gather is there any real chance of fun. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960


Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing. ~Phyllis Diller


Anyone who thinks the art of conversation is dead ought to tell a child to go to bed. ~Robert Gallagher


Any kid will run any errand for you if you ask at bedtime. ~Red Skelton


Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity. ~Kay Redfield Jamison


The only thing worth stealing is a kiss from a sleeping child. ~Joe Houldsworth


There’s nothing that can help you understand your beliefs more than trying to explain them to an inquisitive child. ~Frank A. Clark


If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers. ~Edgar W. Howe


Children raced outside. She surveyed their trail — traces of sticky fingerprints across everything, like wee poems. ~Dr. SunWolf, 2011 tweet, professorsunwolf.com


It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. ~Frederick Douglass


If you haven’t time to respond to a tug at your pants leg, your schedule is too crowded. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


Pausing to listen to an airplane in the sky, stooping to watch a ladybug on a plant, sitting on a rock to watch the waves crash over the quayside — children have their own agendas and timescales. As they find out more about their world and their place in it, they work hard not to let adults hurry them. We need to hear their voices. ~Cathy Nutbrown


The laughing faces of children on a school playground. A thousand gifts. ~Dr. SunWolf, 2017 January 12th tweet, professorsunwolf.com


The real menace in dealing with a five-year-old is that in no time at all you begin to sound like a five-year-old. ~Joan Kerr, Please Don’t Eat the Daisies, 1957


Like fruit, children are sweetest just before they turn bad. ~Terri Guillemets


Children are contemptuous, haughty, irritable, envious, sneaky, selfish, lazy, flighty, timid, liars and hypocrites, quick to laugh and cry, extreme in expressing joy and sorrow, especially about trifles, they’ll do anything to avoid pain but they enjoy inflicting it: little men already. ~Jean de La Bruyère, Les Caractères, 1688


There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million. ~Walt Streightiff


The child is father to the man. ~William Wordsworth