You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.— Albert Einstein
Useful Great Grandmother quotations
Silence is a source of great strength.
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.
Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild.
Make today so awesome, yesterday gets jealous.
The great thing about civility is that it does not require you to agree with or approve of anything. You don't even have to love your neighbor to be civil. You just have to treat your neighbor the same way you would like your neighbor to treat your grandmother, or your child.
Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation.
Today there are people trying take away rights that our mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers fought for: our right to vote, our right to choose, affordable quality education, equal pay, access to health care. We the people can't let that happen.
Great minds discuss ideas.Average minds discuss events.Small minds discuss people.
A Georgia peach, a real Georgia peach, a backyard great-grandmother's orchard peach, is as thickly furred as a sweater, and so fluent and sweet that once you bite through the flannel, it brings tears to your eyes.
India is, the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grand mother of tradition. our most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only.
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.
The idea that no one is perfect is a view most commonly held by people with no grandchildren.
If I had known how wonderful it would be to have grandchildren, I'd have had them first.
An hour with your grandchildren can make you feel young again.
Anything longer than that, and you start to age quickly.
Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.
When grandparents enter the door, discipline flies out the window.
Few things are more delightful than grandchildren fighting over your lap.
My grandchild has taught me what true love means.
It means watching Scooby-Doo cartoons while the basketball game is on another channel.
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
A grandparent is old on the outside but young on the inside.
If your baby is "beautiful and perfect, never cries or fusses, sleeps on schedule and burps on demand, an angel all the time," you're the grandma.
What a bargain grandchildren are! I give them my loose change, and they give me a million dollars' worth of pleasure.
If becoming a grandmother was only a matter of choice, I should advise every one of you straight away to become one. There is no fun for old people like it!
To a great mind, nothing is little.
Uncles and aunts, and cousins, are all very well, and fathers and mothers are not to be despised; but a grandmother, at holiday time, is worth them all.
What is it about grandparents that is so lovely? I'd like to say that grandparents are God's gifts to children.
I like to do nice things for my grandchildren - like buy them those toys I've always wanted to play with.
Average people have great ideas. Legends have great execution.
Becoming a grandmother is wonderful. One moment you're just a mother. The next you are all-wise and prehistoric.
Don't eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn't recognize as food.
Grandparents are there to help the child get into mischief they haven't thought of yet.
It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence.
My great grandmother threw herself in front of a bus.
The police tried to say she was committed suicide but the family knew she was just trying to stop civil rights.
I hope to live long enough to be the great-grandmother of all agitators.
My great grandmother was Chinese .
No one has ever made himself great by showing how small someone else is.
I see myself being a great-grandmother at my great-grandson's graduation from a school that has my name on it.
Don't eat anything your great-great grandmother wouldn't recognize as food.
There are a great many food-like items in the supermarket your ancestors wouldn't recognize as food.. stay away from these
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.
We should all have one person who knows how to bless us despite the evidence, Grandmother was that person to me.
We will be ourselves and free, or die in the attempt.
Harriet Tubman was not our great-grandmother for nothing.
The great thing about the moon landing is that my grandmother got the first color TV in order to be able to see the moon landing that was in black and white.
Posterity is the patriotic name for grandchildren.
I loved their home. Everything smelled older, worn but safe; the food aroma had baked itself into the furniture.