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,” my dad would reply, “we’re raising boys.”
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, news commentator
There is an enduring tenderness in the love of a mother to a son that transcends all other affections of the heart.
– Washington Irving , writer
“A little boy is the only thing God can use to make a man.”