Grandparents Sayings and Quotes

Being a grandparent is arguably the best job. Unburdened by the less glamorous aspects of parenting, grandparents get to spoil the kids and have fun. Check out the collection of wise and humorous grandparents quotes below.


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

Alex Haley

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

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

Ogden Nash

Grandparents should play the same role in the family as an elder statesman can in the government of a country. They have the experience and knowledge that comes from surviving a great many years of life's battles and the wisdom, hopefully, to recognize how their grandchildren can benefit from this.     

Geoff Dench

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

Sam Levenson

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

Claudette Colbert

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

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

Edward H. Dreschnack

If nothing is going well, call your grandmother     

Italian Proverb

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

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

Marcy Demaree

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

Linda Henley

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

Allan Frome

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

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

Donald A. Norber

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

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

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

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

Edward Fays

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

Don Marquis

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.     

Hannah Whithall Smith

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

Phyllis Theroux

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.     

Charles And Ann Morse

Grandparents, like heroes, are as necessary to a child's growth as vitamins.     

Joyce Allston

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

Chinese Proverb

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

Thomas Bailey Aldrich

Beautiful young people are accidents of nature / But beautiful old people are works of art.     

Marjory Barslow-Greenbie

As you are now so once were we.     

James Joyce

Some of the world's best educators are grandparents.     

Dr. Charlie W. Shedd