65 Best Grandpa Quotes On Success In Life

These grandpa quotes will inspire you. Grandpa or Grandfather is the father of one’s father.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging grandpa quotes, grandpa sayings, and grandpa proverbs.

Inspirational Grandpa Quotes

  1. “We need to go back to the way it was 30 years ago, when everybody had Grandma and Grandpa, and we were willing to pass moral judgments about right and wrong.” ~ Steven Tyler
  2. “Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.” ~ Alex Haley
  3. “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
  4. “Few things are more delightful than grandchildren fighting over your lap.” ~ Doug Larson

  5. “The best baby-sitters, of course, are the baby’s grandparents. You feel completely comfortable entrusting your baby to them for long periods, which is why most grandparents flee to Florida.” ~ Dave Barry
  6. “I cherish the memories of a question my grandson asked me the other day when he said, ‘Grandpa, were you a hero in the war?’ Grandpa said ‘No… but I served in a company of heroes.'” ~ Richard Winters
  7. “My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the 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
  8. “To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.”” ~ Robert Breault

  9. “Grandparents are there to help the child get into mischief they haven’t thought of yet.” ~ Gene Perret
  10. “The simplest toy, one which even the youngest child can operate, is called a grandparent.” ~ Sam Levenson
  11. “You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
  12. “Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild.” ~ Gore Vidal

  13. “To become a grandparent is to enjoy one of the few pleasures in life for which the consequences have already been paid.” ~ Robert Breault
  14. “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
  15. “The presence of a grandparent confirms that parents were, indeed, little once, too, and that people who are little can grow to be big, can become parents, and one day even have grandchildren of their own. So often we think of grandparents as belonging to the past; but in this important way, grandparents, for young children, belong to the future.” ~ Fred Rogers , Grandpa quotes grandchildren
  16. “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
  17. “I’m still raising kids myself, so I don’t feel like a grandpa.” ~ Sammy Hagar

  18. “Everybody’s got the seam of goodness in them, Kit,” said Grandpa. “Just a matter of whether it can be found and brought out into the light.” ~ David Almond
  19. “Does Grandpa love to baby-sit his grandchildren? Are you kidding? By day he is too busy taking hormone shots at the doctor’s or chip shots on the golf course. At night he and Grandma are too busy doing the cha-cha.” ~ Hal Boyle
  20. “Before my grandpa built his own church, we went to the neighboring town, and it was a white community. You know, up north, mostly middle European people and Indians, Chippewa Indians. We were welcome to that church, but once we got in, they didn’t know what to do with us.” ~ James Earl Jones
  21. “She seems to have had the ability to stand firmly on the rock of her past while living completely and unregretfully in the present.” ~ Madeleine L’Engle
  22. “More and more, when I single out the person out who inspired me most, I go back to my grandfather.” ~ James Earl Jones

  23. “But in the east the sky was pale and through the gray woods came lanterns with wagons and horses, bringing Grandpa and Grandma and aunts and uncles and cousins.” ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder
  24. “When I die, I want to die like my grandfather who died peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in his car.” ~ Will Rogers
  25. “Disgusting. I just found my grandpa’s Viagra. I swear, I almost puked from eating so many.” ~ Anthony Jeselnik
  26. “If I had known how wonderful it would be to have grandchildren, I’d have had them first.” ~ Lois Wyse

  27. “An hour with your grandchildren can make you feel young again. Anything longer than that, and you start to age quickly.” ~ Gene Perret
  28. “My grandchild has taught me what true love means. It means watching Scooby-Doo cartoons while the basketball game is on another channel.” ~ Gene Perret , Grandpa quotes love
  29. “My grandpa always said asking a question is embarrassing for a moment, but not asking is embarrassing for a lifetime.” ~ Haruki Murakami
  30. “The secret of life is to skip having children and go directly to grandchildren.” ~ Mell Lazarus

  31. “I go to my grandchildren. They keep their grandpa informed on what’s going on.” ~ Ben Vereen
  32. “When grandparents enter the door, discipline flies out the window.” ~ Ogden Nash
  33. “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
  34. “At Christmas time we couldn’t afford tinsel, so we’d wait till grandpa sneezed.” ~ Rodney Dangerfield

  35. “Everyone needs to have access both to grandparents and grandchildren in order to be a full human being.” ~ Margaret Mead
  36. “Grandpa says we’ve got everything to make us happy but happiness.” ~ Ellen Glasgow
  37. “If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.” ~ Rachel Carson
  38. “What is it about grandparents that is so lovely? I’d like to say that grandparents are God’s gifts to children.” ~ Bill Cosby
  39. “Perhaps one has to be very old before one learns to be amused rather than shocked.” ~ Pearl S. Buck

  40. “He touched the screen as if trying to reach through with his hand. “You’re a wonderful young lady. I don’t tell you that often enough. You remind me so much of your mother. She’d be proud. And Grandpa Tom” –he chuckled– “he always said you’d be the most powerful voice in our family. You’re going to outshine me someday, you know. They’re going to remember me as Piper McLean’s father, and that’s the best legacy I can imagine.” ~ Rick Riordan , Remembering grandpa quotes
  41. “I used to envy kids who had an old-fashioned Grandpa. Not any more. I’ve got a new ambition. Now I just want to become a modern-type Grandpa myself-and really start living.” ~ Hal Boyle
  42. “Then I found another one, grandpa’s poem. It turned out it had been written by Emily Brontë and it wasn’t my grandfather’s poem at all, although my response to it, I think, was pretty much the same, I just had the author wrong.” ~ Edward Hirsch
  43. “I would love to go back and travel the road not taken, if I knew at the end of it I’d find the same set of grandkids.” ~ Robert Breault

  44. “My grandpa didn’t believe in hugging and kissing, or saying I love you. His love had to do with the way he treated you. When he said, We’re going here, we’re going there, he was telling me about life. That was his love for me. My love for him was listening to what he said, keeping out of trouble, doing right, being fair.” ~ Bill Cosby
  45. “When I was five, a tree was my best friend. An old peppercorn on Grandpa’s little farm. I’d haul myself into its calloused arms and hide from the world in its foliage. Apart from the pleasure of looking down on unsuspecting adults, I could be Robin Hood in a one-tree Sherwood Forest or Johnny Weissmuller in his jungle. I fell out of my friend once while Tarzan-ing. Gashed a large chunk from a leg. Almost 70 years later, there’s still a scar.” ~ Phillip Adams
  46. “I love this child. Red-haired – patient and gentle like her mother – fey and funny like her father. When she giggles I can hear him when he and I were young. I am part of this child. It may be only because we share genes and that therefore smell familiar to each other…. It may be that a part of me lives in her in some important way…. But for now, it’s jelly beans and ‘Old MacDonald’ that unite us.” ~ Robert Fulghum
  47. “Leaders inspire us because they bring out the best in us.” ~ Umair Haque

  48. “It’s one of nature’s way that we often feel closer to distant generations than to the generation immediately preceding us.” ~ Igor Stravinsky
  49. “You don’t have to be in “Who’s Who” to know what’s what.” ~ Sam Levenson
  50. “Soon I will be an old, white-haired lady, into whose lap someone places a baby, saying, “Smile, Grandma!” – I, who myself so recently was photographed on my grandmother’s lap.” ~ Liv Ullmann
  51. “Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers.” ~ Lewis Mumford

  52. “Your grandpa was a boxer in his youth. Sexiest thing I’d ever seen, let me tell you. He wore these short little shorts, and sweat was always dripping down his hairy chest.” ~ Gena Showalter
  53. “The reward is in the risk. You can’t stay hidden inside Grandpa’s overprotective cloak forever. You’ve seemed like you needed to grow out of that for a while. Mom and Dad going away, and the red notebook, these things just helped. Now it’s up to you to” ~ Rachel Cohn
  54. “My grandpa was a cowboy. He roped cattle out in Texas and Arizona. Growing up, I’d see him maybe once a year and he’d always get me on a horse at some point. But each time I’d have to learn again.” ~ Austin Butler
  55. “”You’re more trouble than the children are” is the greatest compliment a grandparent can receive.” ~ Gene Perret

  56. “I like to do nice things for my grandchildren – like buy them those toys I’ve always wanted to play with.” ~ Gene Perret
  57. “I don’t intentionally spoil my grandkids. It’s just that correcting them often takes more energy than I have left.” ~ Gene Perret
  58. “Two things I dislike about my granddaughter – when she won’t take her afternoon nap, and when she won’t let me take mine.” ~ Gene Perret , Grandpa quotes granddaughter
  59. “Grandchildren don’t stay young forever, which is good because Pop-pops have only so many horsey rides in them.” ~ Gene Perret

  60. “My grandpa was an amateur stand-up comic when I was growing up. … He’d have me come up on stage with him to deliver a punch line: ‘Why is your nose in the middle of your face?’ ‘Because it’s the center.'” ~ Rachel Bloom
  61. “Last year when my grandma fell and broke her hip she couldn’t paint her toenails anymore. So my grandpa started doing it for her, even after he fell and broke his hip, too. For me, that’s love.” ~ David Ebershoff
  62. “A couple of years ago my friend and business partner Jeffrey Richards was doing the Gore Vidal play, The Best Man, starring James Earl Jones. I asked Jeffrey out to lunch and asked him what he thought of James playing Grandpa in You Can’t Take It With You. Jeffrey thought it was a fabulous idea and so did James.” ~ Chris Hart
  63. “”You’re really not that old.” You know, the old grandpa thing – Grandpa Rossy with KB [Kris Bryant] and Rizz [Anthony Rizzo]. That’s how everyone treats me.” ~ David Ross

  64. “Even though the play [ The Best Man] was written a long time ago, the characters seem modern and their struggles to make ends meet and to “have a little fun along the way” have a very contemporary feel. The similarity between the The Great Depression and The Great Recession – as well as the gulf between the super-rich and the ordinary Joe – still rings a bell. One of the things this production accentuates is how beautifully Grandpa and his family accept all kinds of people – rich or poor, black or white – and the best thing that can happen to you is to be part of a loving family.” ~ Chris Hart
  65. “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

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