116 Grandpa Quotes to Share With Your Loved Ones

Read these wise grandpa quotes to remind you of the bond you have with your grandfather.

When a grandfather holds their grandchild for the first time, it is an instantaneous love.

A grandpa’s bond with their grandbaby is special, like no other relationship.

What makes grandfathers so special?

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What are the benefits of reading these grandfather quotes?

As the child grows, the grandpa becomes to mean so much.

A grandpa is a:

  • protector
  • role model
  • friend
  • consultant
  • Confidant

Children know their grandpas would do anything for them. 

These wise grandfather quotes share an insight into the relationship between a child and their grandpa.

Grandfathers are a source of inspiration for a grandchild, just as the grandchild is an inspiration to their grandfather.

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Inspirational grandpa quotes

1. “My grandfather was a wonderful role model. Through him I got to know the gentle side of men.” – Sarah Long

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2. “We grandparents are God’s special gifts to grandchildren, to our adult children and to the world.” — Rich Bimler

Inspirational grandpa quotes

3. “Grandfathers give us not only wisdom and encouragement, but they are an inspiration to us.” — Kate Summers

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4. “My grandfather did a lot of things in his life. What he was most proud of was raising his family.” — Tagg Romney

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5. “I was taught by my grandfather that anything that your mind can conceive, you can have. It’s a reality.” ―Lenny Kravitz

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6. “My Granddad was very protective of his family, and always wanted the best for us.” – Naomi Dowdy

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7. “Grandpas are a wealth of information.” — Bryna Nelson Paston

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8. “Being an exceptional grandfather is not about changing your grandkids. It is about changing yourself.” — Eyre Richard

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9. “To be able to watch your children’s children grow up is truly a blessing from above.” — Byron Pulsifer

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10. “Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers.” – Lewis Mumford

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11. “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

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12. “Grandparenting is our consummate opportunity to serve rather than to be served, to love without taking offense, and to cheerlead and hand-hold those who come behind.” – Marty Norman

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Funny grandfather quotes

13. “I want to die in my sleep like my grandfather — not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car.” – Wil Shriner

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14. “I come from a long line of fighters. My maternal grandfather was the toughest guy I ever knew. World War II veteran, killed 20 men, then spent the rest of the war in an Allied prison camp. My father battled blood pressure and obesity all his life. Different kind of fight.” – Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson), The Office
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15. “Grandfathers know a lot. I know this because I am a grandfather and I feel like I know a lot of things, and frankly I’m rarely wrong.” – Blaine Pardoe

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16. “No cowboy was ever faster on the draw than a grandparent pulling a baby picture out of a wallet.” — Unknown

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17. “My grandfather always said that living is like licking honey off a thorn.” — Louis Adamic

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18. “As my father-in-law says, he planned extensively to be a father, but becoming a grandfather just happened. He didn’t have a chance to prepare.” — Elizabeth Laban

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19. “Grandfather was well known for being stubborn in his ideas. For instance, you had to go to sleep facing east so that you would be ready to greet the sun when it returned.” — Michael Dorris

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

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Wise grandpa quotes

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

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

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23. “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 Poussaint
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24. “Grandpa got us up early, otherwise we might miss something. Sunsets, he loved ’em. Made us love ’em.” — Lucille Ball

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25. “Just as knowledge is derived from information, wisdom begins with knowledge, grows with experience, and is empowered by discernment.” — Joseph Marshall III

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26. “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

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27. “One thing you always taught me grandfather is that patience which is the length of time is better than anything, there is no reason to rush in life, better things come with patience.” — Nicole Gopher Mampuya

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28. “Becoming a father is usually a rational, participatory act. Becoming a grandfather is, at best, an irrational one: Without anyone asking your permission or advice, you suddenly find yourself cohabiting with a grandmother.” – Myron LaBan

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29. “CJ, let me tell you something, don’t ever, ever underestimate the will of a Grandfather. We’re madmen, we don’t give a damn; we got here before you and they will be here after you. We’ll make enemies, we’ll break laws, we’ll break bones, but you will not mess with the grandchildren!” – President Josiah Bartlet (Martin Sheen), The West Wing

30. “You’ve got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.” — Irish Proverb

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31. “I don’t know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.” – Abraham Lincoln

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32. “Advice to those who want to be a good grandfather? Be compassionate, understanding and loving. Spend as much time with your descendants as you can. Let them know you appreciate and have confidence in the younger generations. Our example is more than our words; the lives we live speak louder than our words.” — Ron A. Bishop

Heartwarming grandfather quotes

33. “My grandfather is great. He’s a great grandfather.” ― Leonard Marx

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34. “There are fathers who do not love their children; there is no grandfather who does not adore his grandson.” – Victor Hugo

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35. “More and more, when I single out the person out who inspired me most, I go back to my grandfather.” – James Earl Jones

36. “Grandfathers are magicians who create wonderful memories for their grandchildren.” —Unknown

37. “Being a grandfather is one of the true joys of life; it is an awesome time.” – Catherine Pulsifer

38. “A godly grandmother or grandfather is always welcome in a child’s life. But being a godly praying “Gramma” or “Grampa” is a gift you can deliberately give your grandchildren even if you don’t see them often.” — Stormie Omartian

39. “A grandfather is someone with silver in his hair and gold in his heart.” —Unknown

40. “I’m going to be your grandpa! I have the biggest smile. I’ve been waiting to meet you for such a long, long while.” — Billy Crystal

41. “The sweetest sound to the ears of a grandfather is the endearing name his grandchildren give him. It not only conveys recognition but also a depth of feeling expressed in no other way.” — Carolyn Booth

42. “The work of a father and now grandfather is my most important role. I still cherish the moments we share.” — Akil White Khalid

Loving grandpa quotes

43. “A grandfather makes us laugh, makes us feel safe, and always makes us feel loved.” — Kate Summers

44. “A baby has a way of making a man out of his father and a boy out of his grandfather.” — Angie Papadakis
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45. “Being a grandfather gives us a second chance at being a dad without all the day-to-day duties of being a dad. Fathers get one chance at being a dad.” — Dr Richard B Liposky

46. “Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild.” ― Welsh Proverb

47. “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

48. “Being a grandparent is one of the best feelings you will ever have. It can even be the best time of your life. Your kids are grown. There’s time for you. Now you can have fun!” — Janet Steele

49. “You have to be young to be a grandfather. If you aren’t, being a grandfather will make you young again.” — Zezima Jerry

50. “Every parent knows that children look at their grandparents as a source of wisdom and security.” —David Jeremiah

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51. “My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She’s ninety-seven now, and we don’t know where the heck she is.” – Ellen DeGeneres

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52. “In this huge old occidental culture our teaching elders are books. Books are our grandparents!” – Gary Snyder

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

54. “When she smiles, the lines in her face become epic narratives that trace the stories of generations that no book can replace.” – Curtis Tyrone Jones

55. “The simplest toy, one which even the youngest child can operate, is called a grandparent.” – Sam Levenson

56. “Grandparents are extremely rich folks with silver in their hair and gold in their hearts.” – Mamur Mustapha

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Sweet Grandfather Quotes

57. “Great fathers get promoted to grandfathers.” – Joseph Marshall III

58. “When I embrace my grandfather I experience a sense of richness as though I am a note in the heartbeats of the very universe.” – Tayeb Salih

59. “Love is the greatest gift that one generation can leave another.” – Richard Garnett

60. “My grandfather was smart and had a whole lot of pride. He didn’t speak a terrible amount, but you could tell there was a ton on his mind – like a quiet acceptance of how life had turned out.” – Frank Ocean

61. “Recently I was tenderly hugging one of our precious little five-year-old granddaughters and said to her, ‘I love you, sweetheart.’ She responded rather blandly: ‘I know.’ I asked, ‘How do you know that I love you?’ ‘Because! You’re my grandfather!’” – Russell M. Nelson

62. “His heritage to his children wasn’t words or possessions, but an unspoken treasure, the treasure of his example as a man and father.” – Will Rogers Jr.

63. “Grandpas are the wise ole ones that are cuddly as a bear, who always have a neat new trick and story yet to share.” – Katherine E. Harmon

64. “My best memory to recall is the gift of your presence the greatest gift of all.” – Rebecca D. Cook

65. “He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much.” – Bessie A. Stanley

66. “‘Grandpa, how much do you love grandma?’ ‘Even in our late sixties, that smile on her wrinkled cheeks still gives me butterflies.’” – Abhi

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67. “My grandpa taught me how to live off the land.” ― Hank Williams, Jr.

68. “My grandpa was a preacher.” ― Dolly Parton

69. “Over Kyle’s shoulder she could see grandpa, looking like a cross between a grizzly bear and a giant pissed-off blowfish.” ― P. C. Cast

70. “So George Burns and my grandpa took me to my first baseball game.” ― Leigh Steinberg

71. “Funky like your grandpa’s drawers, don’t test me. We are like that, you’re dead like Presley.” ― Q-Tip

72. “I hate how my past actions keep messing up my future options, ” Seth muttered. Then you’ve started down the road to wisdom, Grandpa replied.” ― Brandon Mull

73. “I’ve heard that what you imagine sometimes comes true. -Grandpa Joe.” ― Roald Dahl

74. “Grandpa … was ever ready to cheer and help me, ever sure that I was a remarkable specimen. He was a dear old man who asked little from life and got less.” ― Miles Franklin

75. “Turn up your hearing aid ‘Grandpa’, because I’m only going to say this once!” ― Stephen Colbert

76. “I grew up listening to Frank Sinatra, riding in the car with my grandpa, and I was just intrigued by it.” ― Brett Eldredge

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77. “Grandpa says we’ve got everything to make us happy but happiness.” — Ellen Glasgow

78. “There is no other Grandfather I would choose. You make me laugh when I feel blue. You make me feel special in all I do. Love you Grampie, yes I do!” — Catherine Pulsifer

79. “When grandpa was ill and could’ve died, I would have swapped all my record sales so he could get well. He is the reason I am a singer. He was my best friend growing up.” — Michael Buble

80. “Country music is still your grandpa’s music, but it’s also your daughter’s music. It’s getting bigger and better all the time and I’m glad to be a part of it.” — Shania Twain

81. “Grandpa Patterson used to say: Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear or a fool from any direction.” — Debbie Macomber

82. “My grandpa always said asking a question is embarrassing for a moment, but not asking is embarrassing for a lifetime.” — Haruki Murakami

83. “You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.” — Abraham Lincoln

84. “Whoa!!! I heard I offended one of my all time favorite artists Ray Price by my statement “Nobody wants to listen to their grandpas music.” — Blake Shelton

85. “When I was 7 years old, I put on shows for everyone at my grandpa’s funeral. I was always the little entertainer.” — Natalie Portman

86. “I go to my grandchildren. They keep their grandpa informed on what’s going on.” — Ben Vereen

Heartwarming Grandpa Quotes

87. “Perhaps my love of motivation has been passed down from my Grandfather!” — Catherine Pulsifer

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88. “Of course, there is no greater adventure than being a husband, a father, and, now, a grandfather. It’s what keeps me young.” — Jerry Zezima

89. “A child’s eyes light up when they see their Grandpa.” — Catherine Pulsifer

90. “My grandfather was a giant of a man . . . When he walked, the earth shook. When he laughed, the birds fell out of the trees. His hair caught fire from the sun. His eyes were patches of sky.” — Eth Clifford

91. “If you want to know where I come by the passionate commitment I have to bringing people together without regard to race, it all started with my grandfather.” — Bill Clinton

92. “Now that I am a grandfather for a few years, I’ve come to the shocking realization that I don’t know as much as I thought I knew. Or, maybe it is that I just can’t remember what I already knew.” — Byron Pulsifer

93. “A Grandfather is one who delights in providing love and support, plus a bit of spoiling, to his grandchildren.” — Catherine Pulsifer

94. “I will always remember my great grampy who died. Rest in peace dear grandpa you are always on my mind.” — Cody Lynch

95. “A Grandfather shares his wisdom, his stories, and most importantly a love that is different from all other loves.” — Catherine Pulsifer

96. “I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his youth.” — Erma’s Angel

Grandpa Quotes to Miss The Wise Old Man

97. “As I watched my grandfather work with people who were impoverished, I began to understand that to be truly human, one must serve.” ― Ernest L. Boyer

98. “I remember my grandfather telling me how each of us must live with a full measure of loneliness that is inescapable, and we must not destroy ourselves with our passion to escape the aloneness.” ― Jim Harrison

99. “His grandfather had often told him that he tried too hard to move trees when a wiser man would walk around them.” ― Patricia Briggs

100. “It’s really important for boys to have a father around, or a grandfather, or an uncle – a man they can really relate to who loves them, and who they know loves them.” ― Laura Bush

101. “Even today a lot of people know me because of my grandfather.” ― Chris Paul

102. “I was never accepted into certain parts of New England society because my grandfather was an Irish barkeep.” ― John F. Kennedy

103. “My grandfather gave me a watch. It doesn’t have any hands or numbers. He says it’s very accurate. I asked him what time it was. You can guess what he told me.” ― Steven Wright

104. “A conservative is someone who does not think he is morally superior to his grandfather.” ― John Howard

105. “My grandfather is hard of hearing. He needs to read lips. I don’t mind him reading lips, but he uses one of those yellow highlighters.” ― Brian Kiley

106. “I love my grandpa, but boy, do I miss my dad.” ― Mary Tyler Moore

107. A grandfather is both a anchor and a lighthouse, guiding us with love and lighting the way with wisdom.” ― Alex Haley

108. In the tapestry of life, grandfathers are the threads that weave warmth, comfort, and timeless tales.” ― Victor Hugo

109. “Grandfathers are the architects of family history, their stories building the foundation of who we are and where we come from.” ― Isabel Allende

110. “A grandpa is a storyteller with the magical ability to turn ordinary moments into extraordinary memories.” ― Fred Rogers

111. “The love between a grandpa and grandchild is a bond that transcends time, a connection that echoes through the generations.” ― Maya Angelou

112. “Grandpas are the silent heroes who sprinkle stardust on our childhood, making ordinary moments extraordinary.” ― Tom Brokaw

113. A grandfather’s legacy is not measured in possessions, but in the precious moments shared, the lessons taught, and the love bestowed.” ― Laura Ingalls Wilder

114. “In the garden of family, a grandfather is the seasoned gardener, nurturing the roots that bloom into a legacy of love.” ― Jim Bishop

115. “Grandfathers are the compass that guides us on the journey of life, their wisdom pointing us in the right direction.” ― Desmond Tutu

116. “A grandpa’s love is a timeless melody, echoing in the hearts of his grandchildren long after the music has stopped.” ― Harper Lee

Did you enjoy these grandfather quotes?

Grandpa, Pops, Grampy, Gramps, Grandfather…

Whatever you call your grandpa, you know you are lucky to have such a special person in your life.

These grandpa quotes are a loving reminder to the wise, strong, and gentle person you’re lucky to call grandfather.

No matter what, you know that your grandfather always has your back.

He will always be there, cheering you on from the sidelines and supporting you in your goals, just like he’s been doing since the day you were born. 

Which loving grandpa quote was your favorite?

Do you have a special story about your grandpa that you’d like to share with us?

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