Grandparents Day Quotes to Celebrate Long Years of Love & Wisdom

As children, our grandparents gave us lighthearted wisdom with their stories, lullabies, and tender affection. It’s not only because they’ve been here longer, it also because they’ve walked farther and loved harder. As we brave the realities of life, they continue to guide us and shower us with love.

So when our grandparents encourage us to live life to the fullest and celebrate every opportunity to love, we better listen. Chances are, they know what they’re talking about.

Here are Grandparents Day quotes to celebrate our bond with our beloved grandparents.

Grandparents Day Quotes

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.


The reason grandchildren and grandparents get along so well is that they have a common enemy. – Sam Levenson

new grandparents quotes

If nothing is going well, call your grandmother.


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

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

grandfather quotes

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

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

quotes on grandparents

To become a grandparent is to enjoy one of the few pleasures in life for which the consequences have already been paid. – Robert Brault

Grandfathers are just antique little boys.


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

You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them. – Desmond Tutu

sayings for grandparents day

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

Grandmothers are just antique little girls.


Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild. – Welsh Proverb

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

sayings for grandparents

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

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. – Rudy Giuliani

quotes grandparents

Grandmas don’t just say “that’s nice” — they reel back and roll their eyes and throw up their hands and smile. You get your money’s worth out of grandmas.

Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation. – Lois Wyse

grandchildren sayings for grandparents day

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

Grandfathers are for loving and fixing things.


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

The best place to be when you’re sad is Grandpa’s lap.


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

A grandparent is old on the outside but young on the inside.


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

Grandparents are there to help the child get into mischief they haven’t thought of yet. – Gene Perret

happy grandparents day sayings

Few things are more delightful than grandchildren fighting over your lap. – Doug Larson

Grandchildren are God’s way of compensating us for growing old. – Mary H. Waldrip

grandparent quotes

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

Grandmas and grandpas are grand-angels. – Terri Guillemets


Do you know why grandchildren are always so full of energy? They suck it out of their grandparents. – Gene Perret

On the seventh day God rested. His grandchildren must have been out of town. – Gene Perret

grandparents day quotes

It’s such a grand thing to be a mother of a mother — that’s why the world calls her grandmother.

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


It’s amazing how grandparents seem so young once you become one.

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


Being grandparents sufficiently removes us from our responsibilities so that we can be friends. – Allan Frome

A grandmother pretends she doesn’t know who you are on Halloween. – Erma Bombeck

grandma quotes

Grandchildren don’t stay young forever, which is good because Pop-pops have only so many horsey rides in them. – Gene Perret

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

short grandparent quotes

When grandparents enter the door, discipline flies out the window. – Ogden Nash

A grandmother is a little bit parent, a little bit teacher, and a little bit best friend.


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 quotes

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 day sayings

Being pretty on the inside means you don’t hit your brother and you eat all your peas — that’s what my grandma taught me.


Children brought up by their grandparents are generally spoiled.

Beautiful young people are accidents of nature / But beautiful old people are works of art. – Marjory Barslow-Greenbie

Celebrate the time we have with our grandparents starting with these Grandparents Day quotes you can share.

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