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Grandparent Quotations

Guest Author - Danielle Hollister

Grandparent's Day is observed the first Sunday after Labor Day

  1. "My grandfather always said that living is like licking honey off a thorn."
    -- Louis Adamic

  2. "Grandparents, like heroes, are as necessary to a child's growth as vitamins."
    -- Joyce Allston

  3. "My grandmother told me to be nice to everyone and always think about how you would feel if you were in their shoes. It's really good advice."
    -- Anonymous

  4. "A grandmother pretends she doesn't know who you are on Halloween."
    -- Erma Bombeck

  5. "Becoming a grandmother is wonderful. One moment you're just a mother. The next you are all-wise and prehistoric. "
    -- Pam Brown

  6. "Being pretty on the inside means you don't hit your brother and you eat all your peas - that's what my grandma taught me."
    -- Lord Chesterfield

  7. "If you want to know where I come by the passionate commitment I have to bringing people together without regard to race, it all started with my grandfather."
    -- Bill Clinton

  8. "Why do grandparents and grandchildren get along so well? They have the same enemy—the mother. "
    -- Claudette Colbert

  9. "Grandchildren don't make a man feel old; it's the knowledge that he's married to a grandmother. "
    -- G. Norman Collie

  10. "What is it about grandparents that is so lovely? I'd like to say that grandparents are God's gifts to children. And if they can but see, hear and feel what these people have to give, they can mature at a fast rate."
    -- Bill Cosby

  11. "I'm going to be your grandpa!/I have the biggest smile./I've been waiting to meet you for such a long, long while."
    -- Billy Crystal, Author of

  12. "Grandfather was well known for being stubborn in his ideas. For instance... you had to go to sleep facing east so that you would be ready to greet the sun when it returned."
    -- Michael Dorris

  13. "Just about the time a woman thinks her work is done, she becomes a grandmother."
    -- Edward H. Dreschnack

  14. "Not a tenth of us who are in business are doing as well as we could if we merely followed the principles that were known to our grandfathers."
    -- William Feather

  15. "What a wonderful contribution our grandmothers and grandfathers can make if they will share some of the rich experiences and their testimonies with their children and grandchildren."
    -- Vaughn J. Featherstone

  16. "Let our Fathers and Grandfathers be valued for their Goodness, ourselves for our own."
    -- Benjamin Franklin

  17. "Being grandparents sufficiently removes us from the responsibilities so that we can be friends."
    -- Allan Frome

  18. "My grandfather once told me that there are two kinds of people: those who work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was less competition there."
    -- Gandhi

  19. "Our grandchildren accept us for ourselves, without rebuke or effort to change us, as no one in our entire lives has ever done, not our parents, siblings, spouses, friends - and hardly ever our own grown children."
    -- Ruth Goode

  20. "Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children."
    -- Alex Haley

  21. "You're special, you're AWESOME, you're one of a kind! Best of all, dear Grandchild, you are mine for all time!"
    -- Karen Hill, Author of

  22. "There are fathers who do not love their children; there is no grandfather who does not adore his grandson."
    -- Victor Hugo

  23. "If you want to civilize a man, begin with his grandmother."
    -- Victor Hugo

  24. "It's funny what happens when you become a grandparent. You start to act all goofy and do things you never thought you'd do. It's terrific. "
    -- Mike Krzyzewski

  25. "Few things are more delightful than grandchildren fighting over your lap."
    -- Doug Larson

  26. "If I would have known that grandchildren were going to be so much fun I would have had them first"
    -- Bill Laurin


    by Willard Scott

  27. "The simplest toy, one which even the youngest child can operate, is called a grandparent."
    -- Sam Levenson

  28. "The reason that grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy."
    -- Sam Levenson

  29. "When a child is born, so are grandmothers."
    -- Judith Levy


    by Judith Levy


    by Judith Levy

  30. "You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was."
    -- Abraham Lincoln

  31. "I don't know who my grandfather was; I'm much more concerned to know what his grandson will be."
    -- Abraham Lincoln

  32. "My grandfather was a wonderful role model. Through him I got to know the gentle side of men."
    -- Sarah Long

  33. "The closest friends I have made all through life have been people who also grew up close to a loved and living grandmother or grandfather. "
    -- Margaret Mead

  34. "They say genes skip generations. Maybe that's why grandparents find their grandchildren so likeable."
    -- Joan McIntosh

  35. "It is as grandmothers that our mothers come into the fullness of their grace. When a man's mother holds his child in her gladden arms he is aware of the roundness of life's cycle; of the mystic harmony of life's ways."
    -- Christopher Morley

  36. "Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers."
    -- Lewis Mumford

  37. "It took me a long time to get used to the reality that my grandmother had passed away. Wherever I was, in the house, in the garden, out on the fields, her face always appeared so clearly to me. "
    -- Huynh Quang Nhuong

  38. "Surely, two of the most satisfying experiences in life must be those of being a grandchild or a grandparent."
    -- Donald A. Norberg

  39. "Truth be told, being a grandma is as close we ever get to perfection. The ultimate warm sticky bun with plump raisins and nuts. Clouds nine, ten, and eleven."
    -- Bryna Nelson Paston, Author of

  40. "The birth of a grandchild is a wonderful and exciting event! That wonder and excitement continues throughout life. "
    -- Tom Potts

  41. "You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother."
    -- Proverb

  42. "If you know his father and grandfather, don't worry about his son. "
    -- African Proverb

  43. "The baby is not yet born, and yet you say that his nose is like his grandfather's."
    -- Indian Proverb

  44. "You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was."
    -- Irish Proverb

  45. "One of life's greatest mysteries is how the boy who wasn't good enough to marry your daughter can be the father of the smartest grandchild in the world."
    -- Jewish Proverb

  46. "If nothing is going well, call your grandmother. "
    -- Italian Proverb

  47. "Perfect love sometimes does not come till the first grandchild."
    -- Welsh Proverb

  48. "The motherless child will suckle the grandmother."
    -- Bambara Proverb

  49. ""Age before beauty," said the devil as he threw his grandmother off' the stairs. "
    -- German Proverb

  50. "Even the devil's grandmother was a nice girl when she was young."
    -- German Proverb

  51. "There was already twenty in the family, so my grandmother had a baby."
    -- Spanish Proverb

  52. "Don't teach your grandmother to suck eggs."
    -- Traditional Proverb

  53. "A friend of mine was asked how she liked having her first great-grandchild. "It was wonderful," she replied, "until I suddenly realized that I was the mother of a grandfather!"
    -- Robert L Rice, M.D.

  54. "Holding a great-grandchild makes getting old worthwhile. "
    -- Evalyn Rikkers

  55. "Elephants and grandchildren never forget."
    -- Andy Rooney

  56. "Have children while you parents are still young enough to take care of hem."
    -- Rita Rudner

  57. "If becoming a grandmother was only a matter of choice, I should advise every one of you straight away to become one. There is no fun for old people like it!"
    -- Hannah Whithall Smith

  58. "Grandma and Grandpa, tell me a story and snuggle me with your love. When I'm in your arms, the world seems small and we're blessed by the heavens above."
    -- Laura Spiess

  59. "I loved their home. Everything smelled older, worn but safe; the food aroma had baked itself into the furniture. "
    -- Susan Strasberg

  60. "It's one of nature's way that we often feel closer to distant generations than to the generation immediately preceding us."
    -- Igor Stravinsky

  61. "I repeat, sir, that in whatever position you place a woman she is an ornament to society and a treasure to the world. As a sweetheart, she has few equals and no superiors; as a cousin, she is convenient; as a wealthy grandmother with an incurable distemper, she is precious; as a wet-nurse, she has no equal among men. What, sir, would the people of the earth be without woman? They would be scarce, sir, almighty scarce."
    -- Mark Twain

  62. "No cowboy was ever faster on the draw than a grandparent pulling a baby picture out of a wallet."
    -- Unknown

  63. "A grandparent is old on the outside but young on the inside."
    -- Unknown

  64. "It's such a grand thing to be a mother of a mother - that's why the world calls her grandmother."
    -- Unknown

  65. "A grandmother is a babysitter who watches the kids instead of the television."
    -- Unknown

  66. "Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting."
    -- Unknown

  67. "Grandmas hold our tiny hands for just a little while... but our hearts forever."
    -- Unknown

  68. "Grandmothers are the people who take delight in hearing babies breathing into the telephone."
    -- Unknown

  69. "Grandmothers are good at sitting on the floor to play, but they can be terribly difficult to get upright again."
    -- Unknown

  70. "Grandmas outlast tyrants. That's why the world survives."
    -- Unknown

  71. "Grandma's never run out of hugs or cookies."
    -- Unknown

  72. "Grandmother - a wonderful mother with lots of practice."
    -- Unknown

  73. "A Grandmother is a little bit parent, a little bit teacher and a little bit best friend."
    -- Unknown

  74. "A garden of Love grows in a Grandmother's heart."
    -- Unknown

  75. "Grandmothers are just "antique" little girls."
    -- Unknown

  76. "Grandparents are a delightful blend of laughter, caring deeds, wonderful stories and Love."
    -- Unknown

  77. "Never have children, only grandchildren."
    -- Gore Vidal

  78. "Grandchildren are God's way of compensating us for growing old."
    -- Mary H. Waldrip

  79. "My great-great-great-grandmother walked as a slave from Virginia to Eatonton, Georgia... It is in memory of this walk that I chose to keep and to embrace my "maiden" name, Walker. "
    -- Alice Walker

  80. "Our land is everything to us... I will tell you one of the things we remember on our land. We remember that our grandfathers paid for it - with their lives."
    -- John Wooden

  81. "Didn't we, like our grandchildren, begin with a childhood we thought would never end? Now, all of a sudden, I'm older than my parents were when I thought they were old."
    -- Lois Wyse, Author of

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