I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
— Abraham Lincoln

The grandfather builds the Empire, the father squanders the Empire, and the son loses the Empire.
Chinese Proverbs grandfather quote

Three of my children are medical doctors, they know at least a hundred times as much about your body as my grandfather knew, but they don't know much more about soul than he did.
— John Templeton

My great-grandfather used to say to his wife, my great-grandmother, who in turn told her daughter, my grandmother, who repeated it to her daughter, my mother, who used to remind her daughter, my own sister, that to talk well and eloquently was a very great art, but that an equally great one was to know the right moment to stop.
— Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

There are fathers who do not love their children, but there is no grandfather who does not adore his grandson.
— grandfather quotation by Victor Hugo