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Loving Grandma or Grandpa Quotes

Updated on April 26, 2016

Wording for Grandmother or Grandfather & Best Sayings about Grandparents!

My grandfather was fond of words, and I have inherited that from him. I enjoy collecting quotes to use in letters, birthday cards, crafts, scrapbooks, anniversaries, and so much more. Great words are also useful to use for speeches and for memorials. On this page you will find my very favorite quotations for and/or about grandmas and grandpas.

My grandparents have all passed away, but the memory of each of them lives on in my heart, in pictures and in letters. It is rare when a day goes by without me thinking of something one of my grandparents taught me or shared with me.

Whatever your interest in these sweet sayings, I hope you will find just the right words for your project or occasion. And if you have a wise or wonderful quotation to share, I invite you to share it in the guestbook.

Grandma Moses (artist) quote: "And life is what we make it. Always has been. Always will be."

photo credit: cgarbiano on

"When I'd do something bad,

my conscience would say,

'What would Grandma think?'

... She taught me the good side,

to act right, be polite."

— Victor Thompson

The Value of a Good Quote

A Fondness for the Written Word

My grandfather was fond of quotes, and of words in general. He had many poems and quotations memorized, that he would often share with others. As a grandchild lucky enough to live close enough to see him a few times a year, this fondness of words rubbed off on me. I am writer (and webmaster) and have affection for and interest in good quotes.

My children, too, have caught the bug. They frequently quote from great old movies and are avid readers of good books. My daughter has notebooks filled with wording she enjoys and my son often stops me to read an especially good passage from a Redwall or other well-written volume. Clever comic strips are taped up on the refrigerator (hey, we're not snobby about our quotes).

Sharing quotes with others is a passion of mine (and probably one of yours, if you are here). Simple words can make a big impact. You never know how a quote might change someone's thinking just a touch or cause someone to have an epiphany. I hope you enjoy the fine words on these and my other quote pages.

© 2008 - 2013, Janienne Jennrich

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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

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Sweet Quotes about Grandmother, Grandma, Nana, Grammy

Kind Words about Grandmas for Scrapbooking, Cards, Gifts, etc.

Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting. ~Author Unknown

"Grandma, Because Of You, I Have Memories To Last A Lifetime"

~Author Unknown

"My grandmother told me to be nice to everyone and always think about how you would feel if you were in their shoes. It's really good advice." ~Author Unknown

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

"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." ~ Lord Chesterfield

Grandmothers are just antique little girls. ~Author Unknown

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

"My grandmother is over eighty and still doesn't need glasses. Drinks right out of the bottle." ~Henry Youngman

"To reform a man, you must begin with his grandmother" ~Victor Hugo

A house needs a grandma in it. ~Louisa May Alcott

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

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

Grandmas never run out of hugs or cookies. ~Author Unknown

When a child is born, so are grandmothers. ~Judith Levy

If God had intended us to follow recipes,

He wouldn't have given us grandmothers.

~Linda Henley

The next best thing to being wise oneself is to live in a circle of those who are. ~ C.S. Lewis

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

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

"Who ran to help me when I fell, And would some pretty story tell, Or kiss the place to make it well? My mother" - Ann Taylor

If nothing is going well, call your grandmother. ~Italian Proverb

Are you a grandparent?

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Grandmother's Treasures: Reflections and Remembrances
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A child needs a grandparent,

anybody's grandparent,

to grow a little more securely

into an unfamiliar world.

~ Charles and Ann Morse

Grandmas never run out of

hugs or cookies.

~Author Unknown

Does (or did) your grandfather tell family stories?

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Great Quotations about Grandfathers / Grandpas


"Great fathers get promoted to grandfathers" - Author: Unknown

"A grandfather is someone with silver in his hair and gold in his heart." - Author: Unknown

"A grandpa is someone you never outgrow your need for." - Author: Unknown

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

Author: Unknown

"By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong." - Author: Charles Wadsworth

"Our land is everything to us... I will tell you one of the things we remember on our land. We remember that our grandfathers paid for it - with their lives." - John Wooden

"You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was." -

Author: Irish Proverb

"The average man will bristle if you say his father was dishonest, but he will brag a little if he discovers that his great-grandfather was a pirate." - Bern Williams

"Not a tenth of us who are in business are doing as well as we could if we merely followed the principles that were known to our grandfathers" - William Feather

"Let our Fathers and Grandfathers be valued for their Goodness, ourselves for our own."- Benjamin Franklin

(photo thanks to Terry & Natasha Turner)

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

— Allan Frome

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The older the fiddler, the sweeter the tune.

— English Proverb

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      As a recently born grandma I loved reading this lens.

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      TanoCalvenoa 3 years ago

      My great-grandfather's ode to broccoli (he wrote poetry): "I went to the store to buy some broccoli. But they were out, luckily."

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      julieannbrady 4 years ago

      Oh, so many delightful quotes ... my favorite, "I love you grandma ... I miss you grandma ... thank you grandma!"

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      askformore lm 4 years ago

      Great lens about grandparents. Thanks!

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      hungry-deer 4 years ago

      Very good ideas for gifts, and nice quotes, made me smile a lot, thank you :)

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