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50 Grandpa Quotes to Share With Your Loved Ones

Published on January 20, 2020 7:00 AM EST
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. The bond that a grandpa has for their grandbaby is a special bond that is like no other relationship.

Grandpa Quotes to Share With Your Loved Ones

What makes grandfathers so special?

As the child grows, the grandpa becomes to mean so much. A grandpa is a protector, a role model, a friend, and a consultant, and a confidant. Children know that their grandpas would do anything for them. 

These wise grandfather quotes share an insight into the relationship of 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

2. “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

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

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

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

7. “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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

Did you enjoy these grandfather quotes?

Grandpa, pops, grampy, gramps, grandfather… Whatever it is that you call your grandpa, you know that 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? Let us know in the comment section below.

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