Grandpa Sayings and Quotes

Grandpas occupy a special place in our hearts. They shower us with affection and often spoil us rotten, much to the disappointment of our parents. Celebrate what makes your grandpa great with the collection of wise and insightful grandpa quotes below.

There are fathers who do not love their children; there is no grandfather who does not adore his grandson.     

Victor Hugo

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

Robert Brault

One of the most powerful handclasps is that of a new grandbaby around the finger of a grandfather.     

Joy Hargrove

You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.     

Abraham Lincoln

More and more, when I single out the person out who inspired me most, I go back to my grandfather.     

James Earl Jones

One becomes a grandfather and one sees the world a little differently. Certainly the world becomes a more vulnerable place when one has a grandchild, or now I have two. And I think that possibly there's some tenderness that came out of just time and age and being a parent and grandparent.     

C. K. Williams

To be able to watch your children's children grow up is truly a blessing from above.     

Byron Pulsifer

A child's eyes light up when they see their Grandpa.     

Catherine Pulsifer

A grandfather is someone with silver in his hair and gold in his heart.     


Grandchildren don't stay young forever, which is good because grandfathers have only so many horsy rides in them.     

Gene Perret

Grandfathers are for loving and fixing things.     


Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers.     

Lewis Mumford

Great fathers get promoted to grandfathers.     


A family with an old person has a living treasure of gold.     

Chinese Proverb

A grandpa is someone you never outgrow your need for..     


Grandfathers do have a special place in the lives of their children's children. They can delight and play with them and even indulge them in ways that they did not indulge their own children. Grandfather knows that after the fun and games are over with his adorable grandchildren he can return to the quiet of his own home and peacefully reflect on this phenomenon of fatherhood.     

Alvin F. Poussaint

Grandpas have the patience and time to teach you how to sail a model boat or take you to a football match.     


My grandfather was a wonderful role model. Through him I got to know the gentle side of men.     

Sarah Long

More and more, when I single out the person out who inspired me most, I go back to my grandfather.     

James Earl Jones

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 much less competition.     

Indira Gandhi

My grandfather was a man, when he talked about freedom, his attitude was really interesting. His view was that you had obligations or you had responsibilities, and when you fulfilled those obligations or responsibilities, that then gave you the liberty to do other things.     

Clarence Thomas

I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.     

Abraham Lincoln

If the grandfather of the grandfather of Jesus had known what was hidden within him, he would have stood humble and awe-struck before his soul.     

Kahlil Gibran

My grandpa taught me how to live off the land.     

Hank Williams Jr

I think our culture needs more grandpas ridin along with grandson and girlfriend.     

Duck Dynasty

Sometimes our grandmas and grandpas are like grand-angels.     

Lexie Saige

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

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

When the chips are down, grandmothers can be counted on to do whatever's necessary. When the chips are down for grandfathers, we just go into the kitchen and get more chips.     

Michael Milligan

A baby has a way of making a man out of his father and a boy out of his grandfather.     

Angie Papadakis