50 Greatest Grandparents Quotes

As Grandparent’s Day draws near, we find it only fitting to commemorate some of the most significant individuals in our lives – our grandparents. These quotes about grandparents are designed to inspire, encourage, and serve as a constant reminder of the wonderful role our grandparents play.

Don’t we all hold a unique affection for our grandparents? I treasure the memories of the joyful times we shared during my childhood – the after-school trips to the local ice cream parlor, dressing up in my Sunday best for dinner outings, and the pool parties hosted at their home.

Reflecting on my grandparents, I am reminded of the abundant love and happiness they instilled in my heart. Today presents the perfect opportunity to pay tribute to them and the remarkable influence they exert on our lives.

So today, express your heartfelt love for them with these delightful and motivating quotes about grandparents, ensuring they know just how invaluable they are in your life.

“Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.”— Alex Haley

“Grandma always made you feel she had been waiting to see just you all day and now the day was complete.”— Marcy DeMaree

“I loved their home. Everything smelled older, worn but safe; the food aroma had baked itself into the furniture.”— Susan Strasberg

“Love is the greatest gift that one generation can leave to another.”— Richard Garnett

“Grandmas never run out of hugs or cookies.”— Unknown

“No spring, nor summer hath such grace. As I have seen in one autumnal face.”— John Donne

“A grandfather is someone with silver in his hair and gold in his heart.”— Anonymous

“Everyone needs to have access both to grandparents and grandchildren in order to be a full human being.” — Margaret Mead

“Grandparents are a family’s greatest treasure, the founders of a loving legacy, The greatest storytellers, the keepers of traditions that linger on in cherished memory. Grandparents are the family’s strong foundation. Their very special love sets them apart. Through happiness and sorrow, through their special love and caring, grandparents keep a family close at heart.” — Unknown

“To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.”— Robert Brault

“When grandparents enter the door, discipline flies out the window.”— Ogden Nash

“No one … who has not known that inestimable privilege can possibly realize what good fortune it is to grow up in a home where there are grandparents.” — Suzanne La Follette

“No cowboy was ever faster on the draw than a grandparent pulling a baby picture out of a wallet.”— Anonymous

“Grandfathers are just antique little boys.”— Unknown

“Grandparents are the best kind of grownups.”— Unknown

“There are fathers who do not love their children; there is no grandfather who does not adore his grandson.” — Victor Hugo

“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

“A child needs a grandparent, anybody’s grandparent, to grow a little more securely into an unfamiliar world.”— Charles and Ann Morse

“Unconditional positive regard is rarely given by anyone except a grandparent.”— Unknown

“The smart, kind, beautiful child… must have got it from their grandparents.”— Unknown

“Becoming a grandmother is wonderful. One moment you’re just a mother. The next, you are all-wise and prehistoric.”— Pam Brown

“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

“If nothing is going well, call your grandmother.”Italian proverb

“The best parents get promoted to grandparents.”— Unknown

“Being grandparents sufficiently removes us from the responsibilities so that we can be friends.”— Allan Frome

“Children brought up by their grandparents are generally spoiled.”— Spanish Proverb

“If your baby is ‘beautiful and perfect, never cries or fusses, sleeps on schedule and burps on demand, an angel all the time,’ you’re the grandma.”— Teresa Bloomingdale

“What a bargain grandchildren are! I give them my loose change, and they give me a million dollars’ worth of pleasure.”— Gene Perret

“The old are the precious gem in the center of the household.”— Chinese proverb

“Surely, two of the most satisfying experiences in life must be those of being a grandchild and or a grandparent.”— Donalid A Norber

“Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your grandparents had a different word for burger flipping; they called it opportunity.”— Charles J. Sykes

“Have children while your parents are still young enough to take care of them.”— Rita Rudner

“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

“Grandparents are there to help the child get into mischief they haven’t thought of yet.” — Unknown

“Becoming a grandparent is a second chance. For you have a chance to put to use all the things you learned the first time around and may have made mistakes on. It’s all love and no discipline. There’s no thorn in the rose.”— Joyce Brothers

“Sometimes our grandmas and grandpas are like grand-angels.” — Lexie Saige

“Grandparents can be very special resources. Just being close to them reassures a child, without words, about change and continuity, about what went before and what will come after.”— Fred Rogers

“Grandpas always have time for you when everyone else is too busy.”— Unknown

“There is nothing more wonderful than the love and guidance a grandparent can give his or her grandchild.” — Edward Fays

“Grandparents are a treasure in the family. Please, take care of your grandparents: love them and let them talk to your children!”— Pope Francis

“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

“Going to see my grandparents was the highlight of my childhood summers…. I was doted upon, admired, entertained and overfed. I was never more content and happy.”— Carolyn Anthony

“The simplest toy, one which even the youngest child can operate, is called a grandparent.”— Sam Levenson

“Grandparents are always being told that they are living history to their grandchildren, that they give the children the reassurance of their roots. For me and many grandmothers I have talked to, it works the other way as well. They give us continuity.”— Ruth Goode

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

“You are the sun, Grandma, you are the sun in my life.”— Kitty Tsui

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

“A grandmother is a babysitter who watches the kids instead of the television.” — Unknown

“They say genes skip generations. Maybe that’s why grandparents find their grandchildren so likeable.”— Joan McIntosh

“One of the most powerful handclasps is that of a new grandbaby around the finger of a grandfather.”— Joy Hargrove

There you have it! The very best grandparents quotes that we love! What are some of your favorites? Share in the comments below!

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