Grandchildren Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old grandchildren quotes, grandchildren sayings, and grandchildren proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children. Alex Haley
Being grandparents sufficiently removes us from the responsibilities so that we can be friends. Allan Frome
A grandchild is like a fine jewel set in an old ring. Anne Lamott
I go to my grandchildren. They keep their grandpa informed on what's going on. Ben Vereen
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
The only people interested in hearing about your grandchildren are other grandparents who want to tell you about theirs. Bryna Nelson Paston
A child needs a grandparent, anybody’s grandparent, to grow a little more securely into an unfamiliar world. Charles And Ann Morse
It is as grandmothers that our mothers come into the fullness of their grace. Christopher Morley
The best babysitters, of course, are the baby’s grandparents. You feel completely comfortable entrusting your baby to them for long periods, which is why most grandparents flee to Florida. Dave Barry
Surely, two of the most satisfying experiences in life must be those of being a grandchild or a grandparent. Donald A. Norberg
Few things are more satisfying than seeing your children have teenagers of their own. Doug Larson
Just about the time a woman thinks her work is done, she becomes a grandmother. Edward H. Dreschnack
My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She’s ninety-seven now, and we don’t know where the hell she is. Ellen DeGeneres
There is no greater achievement than being a grandfather who tells fairy tales to grandchildren. Eraldo Banovac
Uncles and aunts, and cousins, are all very well, and fathers and mothers are not to be despised; but a grandmother, at holiday time, is worth them all. Fanny Fern
Do you know why grandchildren are always so full of energy? Because they suck it out of their grandparents. Gene Perret
My grandkids believe I’m the oldest thing in the world. And after two or three hours with them, I believe it, too. Gene Perret
Grandparents are there to help the child get into mischief they haven’t thought of yet. Gene Perret
I like to do nice things for my grandchildren like buy them those toys I’ve always wanted to play with. Gene Perret
Grandchildren: the only people who can get more out of you than the IRS. Gene Perret
Never have children, only grandchildren. Gore Vidal
My grandmother is over eighty and still doesn’t need glasses. Drinks right out of the bottle. Henry Youngman
You’ve got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was. Irish Saying
Young people need something stable to hang on to — a culture connection, a sense of their own past, a hope for their own future. Most of all, they need what grandparents can give them. Jay Kesler
A Grandmother thinks of her grandchildren day and night, even when they are not with her. She will always love them more than anyone would understand. Karen Gibbs
With your own children, you love them immediately – and with grandchildren, it’s exactly the same. Kevin Whately
You are the sun, Grandma, you are the sun in my life. Kitty Tsui
Every generation revolt against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers. Lewis Mumford
If God had intended us to follow recipes, He wouldn’t have given us grandmothers. Linda Henley
Soon I will be an old, white-haired lady, into whose lap someone places a baby, saying, “Smile, Grandma!” — I, who myself so recently was photographed on my grandmother’s lap. Liv Ullmann
A mother becomes a true grandmother the day she stops noticing the terrible things her children do because she is so enchanted with the wonderful things her grandchildren do. Lois Wyse
Everyone needs to have access both to grandparents and grandchildren in order to be a full human being. Margaret Mead
When grandparents enter the door, discipline flies out the window. Ogden Nash
Becoming a grandmother is wonderful. One moment you’re just a mother. The next you are all-wise and prehistoric. Pam Brown
We should all have one person who knows how to bless us despite the evidence, Grandmother was that person to me. Phyllis Theroux
You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother. Proverbs
Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of children is their fathers. Proverbs 17:6 (ESV)
If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in. Rachel Carson
What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies. Rudolph Giuliani
The reason grandchildren and grandparents get along so well is that they have a common enemy. Sam Levenson
The simplest toy, one which even the youngest child can operate, is called a grandparent. Sam Levenson
The great thing about baseball is when you're done, you'll only tell your grandchildren the good things. If they ask me about 1989, I'll tell 'em I had amnesia. Sparky Anderson
I loved their home. Everything smelled older, worn but safe; the food aroma had baked itself into the furniture. Susan Strasberg
A grandmother is a safe haven. Suzette Haden Elgin
A grandchild fills a space in your heart that you never knew was empty. unknown
Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting. unknown
There are fathers who do not love their children; there is no grandfather who does not adore his grandson. Victor Hugo
Perfect love sometimes does not come until grandchildren are born. Welsh Proverb
Varicose veins are the result of an improper selection of grandparents. William Osler
Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation. Lois Wyse
Children's children are a crown to the aged. Proverbs 17:6
Dearer than our children are the children of our children. unknown
Grandchildren restore our zest for life, and our faith in humanity. unknown
Elephants and grandchildren never forget. Andy Rooney
Your sons weren't made to like you. That's what grandchildren are for. Jane Smiley
The grandchildren should not bear the debts of the grandparents. Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Grandchildren are God's way of compensating us for growing old. Mary H. Waldrip
Grandchildren don't stay young forever, which is good, because Pop-pops have only so many horsey rides in them. Gene Perret
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
What a bargain grandchildren are! I give them my loose change, and they give me a million dollars worth of pleasure. Gene Perret
One of the most powerful handclasps is that of a new grandbaby around the finger of a grandfather. Joy Hargrove
Posterity is the patriotic name for grandchildren. Art Linkletter
An hour with your grandchildren can make you feel young again. Anything longer than that, and you start to age quickly. Gene Perret
Few things are more delightful than grandchildren fighting over your lap. Doug Larson
The idea that no one is perfect is a view most commonly held by people with no grandchildren. Doug Larson
Grandkids bring you into a sweeter, slower present. They show you the future at a time when a lot of your friends are thinking about the past. And they take you back to childhood--theirs, the Parent's, your own: a three-time admittance to wonderland. Adair Lara
If I had known how wonderful it would be to have grandchildren, I'd have had them first. Lois Wyse
The secret of life is to skip having children and go directly to grandchildren. Mel Lazarus
They say genes skip generations. Maybe that is why grandparents find their grandchildren so likeable. Joan Mcintosh
Children are the rainbow of life. Grandchildren are the pot of gold. Irish Blessing
Grandchildren are loving reminders of what we're really here for. Janet Lanese
Grandchildren are their grandparents' toys. Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Holding a great-grandchild makes getting old worthwhile. Evalyn Rikkers
My grandchild has taught me what true love means. It means watching Scooby-Doo cartoons while the basketball game is on another channel. Gene Perret
Have children while your parents are still young enough to take care of them. Rita Rudner
When you have a grandchild, you have two children. Jewish Proverb