47 Quotes About Grandparents

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Each generation that passes has experienced an exponential growth in intelligence. Whether this is influenced by our growing cognitive demands, experience, or teaching, our grandparents were an important part of our growth at a young age. These quotes about grandparents capture the unique characteristics and special role these individuals play in our lives.

“All parents are an embarrassment to their kids. Often, grandparents are the relief. Kids don’t have to resist you.”

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

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

“Conversations with my mother, father, my grandparents, as I’ve grown up have obviously driven me towards wanting to try and make a difference as much as possible.”

“Each one of us can do a good deed, every day and everywhere. In hospitals in desperate need of volunteers, in homes for the elderly where our parents and grandparents are longing for a smile, a listening ear, in the street, in our workplaces and especially at home.”

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

“Grandparents are a delightful blend of laughter, caring deeds, wonderful stories and love.”

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

“Grandparents, like heroes, are as necessary to a child’s growth as vitamins.”

“I am not ashamed of my grandparents for having been slaves. I am only ashamed of myself for having at one time being ashamed.”

“I believe in the value of life. I believe we must prepare our children for tomorrow with the family values of my grandparents.”

“I believe the wedding vows are sacred and precious, and it’s been one of my goals as a writer to portray the kind of marriages I’ve seen modeled in my family – my parents and grandparents, who all celebrated fifty-year anniversaries and well-beyond.”

“I had a very difficult childhood. I was surrounded by people who had both parents, which made me feel different. Having a bit of a rougher existence early on, it made me appreciate the work ethic that my grandparents instilled in me.”

“I think the great thing about grandparents is seeing another home, realising that people you love can have different priorities, different diversions, different opinions and lead quite different lives from the ones you see every day, and that is immensely valuable.”

“I was brought up by great parents and great grandparents who told me, ‘Never, ever think that you’re better than anyone else or that what you do is so important that the world won’t miss you once you’re gone,’ and I kind of translate that into the stardom thing.”

“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.”

“If God had intended us to follow recipes, He wouldn’t have given us grandmothers.”

“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.”

“If you’re lucky enough to still have grandparents, visit them, cherish them and celebrate them while you can.”

“Imagine that everything you are typing is being read by the person you are applying to for your first job. Imagine that it’s all going to be seen by your parents and your grandparents and your grandchildren as well.”

“In order to influence a child, one must be careful not to be that child’s parent or grandparent.”

“Just about the time a woman thinks her work is done, she becomes a grandmother.”

“Knowing more about family history is the single biggest predictor of a child’s emotional well-being. Grandparents can play a special role in this process, too.”

“Migration is the story of my life: my parents and grandparents journeyed across four continents to flee war and find jobs, eventually finding their way to the U.S.”

“My childhood memories of my grandparents are of a wonderful, complementary couple. While my grandfather had a spirited, humorous personality, my grandmother is gentle and poised.”

“My childhood was great, honestly. I have all these incredible memories of my childhood. I was an only child. I always had all my cousins around. I had my grandparents around. I had my parents around. I had my uncles around – whatever.”

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

“Our loyalty is not to our grandparents, the traditions, our volleyball team, our friends; as believers, our loyalty is to Scripture.”

“Parents, brothers and sisters, grandparents, aunts and uncles are made more powerful guides and rescuers by the bonds of love that are the very nature of a family.”

“Perhaps it is partly that we need to love books ourselves as parents, grandparents and teachers in order to pass on that passion for stories to our children. It’s not about testing and reading schemes, but about loving stories and passing on that passion to our children.”

“Some of the world’s best educators are grandparents.”

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

“The baby boomers owe a big debt of gratitude to the parents and grandparents – who we haven’t given enough credit to anyway – for giving us another generation.”

“The history of our grandparents is remembered not with rose petals but in the laughter and tears of their children and their children’s children. It is into us that the lives of grandparents have gone. It is in us that their history becomes a future.”

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

“The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.”

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

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

“There was a lot of brokenness in my family. Let’s just say that I was raised by my grandparents.”

“To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age.”

“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.”

“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.”

“We should all have one person who knows how to bless us despite the evidence, Grandmother was that person to me.”

“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.”

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

“Why do grandparents and grandchildren get along so well? They have the same enemy – the mother.”

“Young people have to learn in a cocoon filled with false optimism. Unlike their parents and grandparents, they grow up with very little sense of the pitiless passage of time.”

Many of us may not have been blessed to have grandparents in our lives. Treasuring these special people help to honor the influence and role they play in our life.