August 26, 2009

Whether you're a grandparent, parent, child or grandchild...these grandparent quotes will help you celebrate Grandparents Day and remember how special grandparents really are.

National Grandparents Day falls each year on the first Sunday after Labor Day. This often overlooked holiday is a wonderful time to remember, cherish and celebrate our grandparents.

The grandparent-grandchild relationship is a special one, and these grandparent quotes will help you realize just how special it is. Some of these quotes for grandparents are serious, some sentimental and some hilarious. There's something here for everyone...enjoy!

30 Memorable Quotes About Grandparents

Grandparent Quote #1

There are fathers who do not love their children; there is no grandfather who does not adore his grandson.

Victor Hugo

Grandparent Quote #2

Grandparents make the world...a little softer, a little kinder, a little warmer.

Author Unknown

Grandparent Quote #3

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

Author Unknown

Grandparent Quote #4

Grandchildren are God's way of compensating us for growing old.

Mary H. Waldrip

Grandparent Quote #5

Have children while you parents are still young enough to take care of them.

Rita Rudner

Grandparent Quote #6

An hour with your grandchildren can make you feel young again. Anything longer than that, and you start to age quickly.

Gene Perret

Grandparent Quote #7

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

Donald A. Norberg

Grandparent Quote #8

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

Joyce Allston

Grandparent Quote #9

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

Doug Larson

Grandparent Quote #10

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

Author Unknown

Grandparent Quote #11

The idea that no one is perfect is a view most commonly held by people with no grandchildren.

Doug Larson

Grandparent Quote #12

They say genes skip generations. Maybe that's why grandparents find their grandchildren so likeable.

Joan McIntosh

Grandparent Quote #13

Grandparents are similar to a piece of string - handy to have around and easily wrapped around the fingers of their grandchildren.

Author Unknown

Grandparent Quote #14

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

Gene Perret

Grandparent Quote #15

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

Sam Levinson

Grandparent Quote #16

Something magical happens when parents turns into grandparents. Their attitude changes from "money-doesn't-grow-on-trees" to spending it like it does.

Paul Linden

Grandparent Quote #17

Everyone needs to have access both to grandparents and grandchildren in order to be a full human being.

Margaret Mead

Grandparent Quote #18

It's funny what happens when you become a grandparent. You start to act all goofy and do things you never thought you'd do. It's terrific.

Mike Krzyzewski

Grandparent Quote #19

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

Author Unknown

Grandparent Quote #20

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

Gene Perret

Grandparent Quote #21

Grandparents are the footsteps to the future generations.

Author Unknown

Grandparent Quote #22

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

Alex Haley

Grandparent Quote #23

Grandchildren: the only people who can get more out of you than the IRS.

Gene Perret

Grandparent Quote #24

Because (grandparents) are usually free to love and guide and befriend the young without having to take daily responsibility for them, they can often reach out past pride and fear of failure and close the space between generations.

Jimmy Cart

Grandparent Quote #25

If I would have known that grandchildren were going to be so much fun I would have had them first

Bill Laurin

Grandparent Quote #26

Some of the world's best educators are grandparents.

Charles W. Shedd

Grandparent Quote #27

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

Sam Levenson

Grandparent Quote #28

Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild.

Welsh Proverb

Grandparent Quote #29

Grandchildren give us a second chance to do things better because they bring out the best in us.

Author unknown

Grandparent Quote #30

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

Gene Perret

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