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
Surprising Great Grandfather quotations
Silence is a source of great strength.
I started in London, as a kid. My mother knew I had sort of an inbred talent. She was an actress, so I inherited it from her. But I think I got a lot of it from my grandfather, who was a great politician.
The new nation called Nigeria should be an estate of our great-grandfather, Uthman Dan Fodio. We must ruthlessly prevent a change of power. We use the minorities of the North as willing tools and the South as a conquered territory and never allow them to rule over us, and never allow them to have control over their future.
Make today so awesome, yesterday gets jealous.
My grandfather always said that living is like licking honey off a thorn.
Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild.
Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation.
Great minds discuss ideas.Average minds discuss events.Small minds discuss people.
My family joins me in sharing the difficult news that Gerald Ford, our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather has passed away at 93 years of age. His life was filled with love of God, his family and his country.
It's going to be an emotional time for me to see where my great grandfather ministered. It's going to be great to see the fruit of his labor.
What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies.
Failure is a great teacher, and, if you are open to it, every mistake has a lesson to offer.
What I am is a father, a grandfather, a great grandfather, and an artist.
I am a man who loves his people and wants to go home.
When grandparents enter the door, discipline flies out the window.
This generation of little children is the 7th Generation.
Not just Indian children but white, black, yellow and red. Our grandfathers said the 7th generation would provide new spiritual leaders, medicine people, doctors, teachers and our great chiefs. There is a spiritual rebirth going on.
Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.
Few things are more delightful than grandchildren fighting over your lap.
Grandfather, Great Spirit, once more behold me on earth and lean to hear my feeble voice.
My dad died, and my grandfather died, and my great-grandfather died.
And the guy before him, I don't know. Probably died.
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
It was all because of his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealinggreat-great-grandfather!
My dad had been an actor... not only had my dad been an actor, but his dad had been an actor, and my great-grandfather had been an actor. And who knows before then?
We will never forget those like my great-grandfather who fought at Vicksburg.
To a great mind, nothing is little.
My own great-grandfather, who said simply enough, "No wicked man could write such a book as this; and no good man would write it unless it were true and he were commanded of God to do so.
My great-grandfather Melvin had been a carpenter - so was my father - and they taught me the value of tools: saws, hammers, chisels, files and rulers. It all dealt with conciseness and precision. It eliminated guesswork. One has to know his tools, so he doesn't work against himself.
To my great-grandfather I owed the advice to dispense with the education of the schools and have good masters at home instead - and to realize that no expense should be grudged for this purpose.
Average people have great ideas. Legends have great execution.
The average man will bristle if you say his father was dishonest, but he will brag a little if he discovers that his great-grandfather was a Pirate.
When my grandfather died, I started adopting some of his accents, to sort of remind myself of him. A homage. He was a war hero, and he was really great with his hands.
Neither my great-grandfather an NAACP founder, my grandfather Dr.
Martin Luther King, Sr. an NAACP leader, my father Rev. A. D. Williams King, nor my uncle Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. embraced the homosexual agenda that the current NAACP is attempting to label as a civil rights agenda.
It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence.
To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word "boo."
Grandparents are there to help the child get into mischief they haven't thought of yet.
The family believes that my grandfather, Mark Felt Sr.
, is a great American hero who went well above and beyond the call of duty at much risk to himself to save his country from a horrible injustice. We all sincerely hope the country will see him this way as well.
No one has ever made himself great by showing how small someone else is.
I'm pretty blessed when it comes to clear skin.
I owe that to being Cape Verdian. My whole family has great skin. My grandfather is 80 but doesn't look a day over 50. And we all love the sun, too, so blessed is an understatement!
a process of aging had taken place in him that was so rapid and critical that soon he was being treated as one of those useless great-grandfathers who wander about the bedroom like shades, dragging their feet, remembering better times aloud, and whom no one bother about or remembers really until the morning they find them dead in their bed.
Grandchildren don't stay young forever, which is good because Pop-pops have only so many horsey rides in them.
Acknowledge all of your small victories. They will eventually add up to something great.
My grandfather used to say, "Learn to like art, music and literature deeply and passionately. They will be your friends when things are bad". It is true: at this time of year, when days are short and dark, and one hardly dares to open the newspapers, I turn, not vainly either, to the great creators of the past for distraction, solace and help.
My grandfather is great. He's a great grandfather.
I do everything I do to pay tribute to my great-grandfather.
As a fluke, my great-grandfather hit one of the largest oil reserves in California.
Our land is everything to us.... I will tell you one of the things we remember on our land. We remember that our grandfathers paid for it - with their lives.