„You are a human boy, my young friend. A human boy. O glorious to be a human boy!… O running stream of sparkling joy To be a soaring human boy!“

—  Charles Dickens, buch Bleak House

Quelle: Bleak House (1852-1853), Ch. 19

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englischer Schriftsteller 1812 - 1870

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Sherrilyn Kenyon Foto
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„Are they human beings? Ask from those who have flown through the fires of hell if the red-Russkies are humans! Our boys outright deny it!“

—  Ilmari Kianto Finnish writer 1874 - 1970

Cited in: Tuomas Tepora, The Finnish Civil War 1918: History, Memory, Legacy, 2014, p. 191

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„Animal liberationists do not separate out the human animal, so there is no rational basis for saying that a human being has special rights. A rat is a pig is a dog is a boy. They are all mammals“

—  Ingrid Newkirk British-American activist 1949

Vogue 1989 September 1
Attributed variants:
"When it comes to having a central nervous system, and the ability to feel pain, hunger, and thirst, a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy"
"A rat is a pig is a dog is a boy. They’re all animals." — Washingtonian magazine, 1986 August 1

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„Boys will be boys. Boys commit mistakes.“

—  Mulayam Singh Yadav Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh three times 1939

Comments in opposition to a change in law against rape. The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/31/india-gang-rape-katra-sadatgunj-fathyer-speaks Burke, Jason (31 May 2014)

James A. Garfield Foto

„Garfield: "Old boy! Do you think my name will have a place in human history?"
Rockwell: "Yes, a grand one, but a grander one in human hearts. Old fellow, you mustn’t talk in that way. You have a great work yet to perform."“

—  James A. Garfield American politician, 20th President of the United States (in office in 1881) 1831 - 1881

Garfield: "No. My work is done."
Conversation with his secretary, Colonel Rockwell the day before he died. These have been reported as his last spoken words. (18 September 1881)
1880s

Bertrand Russell Foto

„I found one day in school a boy of medium size ill-treating a smaller boy. I expostulated, but he replied: "The bigs hit me, so I hit the babies; that's fair." In these words he epitomized the history of the human race.“

—  Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970

Quelle: 1930s, Education and the Social Order (1932), p. 31

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„There was a boy
A very strange enchanted boy…“

—  Eden ahbez American songwriter and recording artist 1908 - 1995

"Nature Boy" (1948) - Nat King Cole performance http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iq0XJCJ1Srw - Pat Boone and Nat King Cole duet http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NaWYZI2Nzo

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

—  Markus Zusak, buch Die Bücherdiebin

Quelle: The Book Thief

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„Those braying sheep on my TV screen -
Make this boy shout! Make this boy scream!“

—  Paul Weller (singer) English singer-songwriter, Guitarist 1958

Going Underground (1980)

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„Joy to the world
All the boys and girls, now,
Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea
Joy to you and me“

—  Hoyt Axton American country singer 1938 - 1999

Joy to the World
Joy To The World (1971)

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„My name is Jimmy,
but my friends just call me
the hideous penguin boy.“

—  Tim Burton American filmmaker 1958

Quelle: The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories

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„Blessings on your young courage, boy; that's the way to the stars.“
Macte nova virtute, puer, sic itur ad astra.

—  Virgil, Aeneid

Quelle: Aeneid (29–19 BC), Book IX, Line 641

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„My lovely living boy,
My hope, my hap, my love, my life, my joy.“

—  Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas French writer 1544 - 1590

Second Week, Fourth Day, Book ii. Compare: "My fair son! My life, my joy, my food, my all the world", William Shakespeare, King John, act iii. sc. 4.
La Seconde Semaine (1584)

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„Shall I make it clear, boys, for all to apprehend,
Those that will not hear, boys, waiting for the end,
Knowing it is near, boys, trying to pretend,
Sitting in cold fear, boys, waiting for the end?“

—  William Empson English literary critic and poet 1906 - 1984

"Just a Smack at Auden" (1937), line 15; cited from John Haffenden (ed.) The Complete Poems (London: Allen Lane, 2000) p. 81.
The Complete Poems

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