Posted by David FG on June 17, 2005
In Reply to: Re: Give me a boy until the age of 7 posted by Not Michael Jackson on June 17, 2005
: : Hi I want to know where and who this phrase comes from. it goes something like this:Give me a boy of 5 and I'll be able to show you the man. it means that a boy of 5 shows what sort of man he'll be. It might not be that wording, but I would really like to know where and who it came from.
: Isn't it from Jesuit teaching?
I think the (alleged) Jesuit version is something like 'give us a boy until the age of seven and we will have him for life.'