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.

Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation.     

Lois Wyse

The grandchildren should not bear the debts of the grandparents.     

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Children's children are a crown to the aged.     

Proverbs 17:6

Dearer than our children are the children of our children.     


Grandchildren restore our zest for life, and our faith in humanity.     


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

Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild.     

Welsh Proverb

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

Grandchildren: the only people who can get more out of you than the IRS.     

Gene Perret

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