155 My Grandfather Quotes To Inspire You

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be. — Abraham Lincoln
  4. I'm very proud of my gold pocket watch. My grandfather, on his deathbed, sold me this watch. — Woody Allen
  5. Rock's so good to me. Rock is my child and my grandfather. — Chuck Berry
  6. Rock is my child and my grandfather. — Chuck Berry
  7. My grandfather always said that living is like licking honey off a thorn. — Louis Adamic
  8. Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild. — Gore Vidal
  9. Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation. — Lois Wyse
  10. Elephants and grandchildren never forget. — Andy Rooney

Short My Grandfather Quotes

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  • My grandfather Frank Lloyd Wright wore a red sash on his wedding night. That is glamour! — Anne Baxter
  • Always remember the last words of my grandfather, who said: 'A truck!' — Emo Philips
  • When grandparents enter the door, discipline flies out the window. — Ogden Nash
  • Few things are more delightful than grandchildren fighting over your lap. — Doug Larson
  • Grandfather, Great Spirit, once more behold me on earth and lean to hear my feeble voice. — Black Elk
  • We will never forget those like my great-grandfather who fought at Vicksburg. — Roy Barnes
  • My grandfather invented the cold air balloon... But it never really took off. — Milton Jones
  • I grew up in the kitchen, mostly with my grandfather, my mother and my aunt Raffy. — Giada De Laurentiis
  • My grandfather got me mad and I peed inside his orange juice and asked him if it's tangy. — Cam'ron
  • Because I would rather be with my grandfather on Alp than anywhere on earth. — Johanna Spyri

My Grandfather Image Quotes

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My grandfather quote by Chuck Berry

Rock is my child and my grandfather. — Chuck Berry

My grandfather quote by Louis Adamic

My grandfather always said that living is like licking honey off a thorn. — Louis Adamic

My grandfather quote by Gore Vidal

Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild. — Gore Vidal

I Love My Grandfather Quotes

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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! — Amber Rose

The closest friends I made all through life have been people who also grew up close to a loved and loving grandmother or grandfather. — Margaret Mead

My grandfather on one side was trained as a cabinetmaker but eventually worked as a coachbuilder and then built cars. I inherited from him a love of cars, but with no technical ability whatsoever, sadly! — Richard Hammond

I met Patricia Neal, John Houseman. But I loved my grandfather because he was this kind, talented man. — Illeana Douglas

I've just always been a coin collector, ever since my grandfather had some ancient coins that he passed down to me, it's just always been something. I love collecting coins from around the world in my travels but I they don't really do anything useful anymore, I guess. — Kellan Lutz

I am deeply saddened by the loss of my children`s grandfather and my very dear friend. I loved big John with all my heart. ... Johnny Cash will, like Will Rogers, stand forever as a symbol of intelligence, creativity, compassion and common sense. — Rodney Crowell

I love the idea of carrying on some kind of tradition using some of the artifacts from people that touched my life. They're a continuum, too. I still use my father's tools and some of my grandfather's tools. There's a very romantic streak in me. I confess, I'm a romantic, but I like the idea. — Michael C. McMillen

I started singing at the age of 4, at my grandfather's church in McKinney, Texas. It was called Greater Hope Holiness Church. My first solo was "Jesus Loves Me." — Quindon Tarver

I take the subway four times a day, or close to it. I just love the subway! My grandfather worked as an electrician when they were digging the subway. — Mike Birbiglia

People can't believe how hard I work.... I love it. I think it just runs through my veins. My great-grandfather was a bellboy and had a dream to do a hotel chain, so I think I get it from him. — Paris Hilton

Great Grandpa Quotes

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Young people need something stable to hang on to - a culture connection, a sense of their own past, a hope for their own future. Most of all, they need what grandparents can give them. — Jay Kesler

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

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

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

What is it about grandparents that is so lovely? I'd like to say that grandparents are God's gifts to children. — Bill Cosby

What a bargain grandchildren are! I give them my loose change, and they give me a million dollars' worth of pleasure. — Gene Perret

I like to do nice things for my grandchildren - like buy them those toys I've always wanted to play with. — Gene Perret

To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word "boo." — Robert Breault

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

Grandchildren don't stay young forever, which is good because Pop-pops have only so many horsey rides in them. — Gene Perret

Grandfather Quotes

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Grandparenthood is a unique moment in anyone's life, as countless kind people have told me in recent months, so I am enormously proud and happy to be a grandfather for the first time and we are eagerly looking forward to seeing the baby in the near future. — Prince Charles

Your great great grandfather lived most of his life without running water or electricity, and he was probably more racist than you are. You’ve never met him, but without him, you wouldn’t exist. — Tim Urban

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. — Angela Lansbury

My grandfather's family used to own a pasta factory in Naples and they would go door-to-door selling their pasta. So his love of food came from his parents, which was then passed down to my mother and then again to me. — Giada De Laurentiis

You see, I had been riding with the storm clouds, and had come to earth as rain, and it was drought that I had killed with the power that the Six Grandfathers gave me. — Black Elk

My parents and my grandfather on my mom's side would travel the earth. They went to Australia and China, and they went to probably every soccer game I ever played. — Brandi Chastain

We're seeing a much larger ministry here for the general community. Not just Catholics, but others are calling us too. They're not looking for lawyers or suing their grandfathers, but counseling and healing. — Roger Mahony

The male role models I had all seemed to have been in the military. My father served in the army. My uncle was in the Marine Corps. Both of my grandfathers served in WWII. There weren't any career soldiers in my family, but when I was young it seemed like a way of arriving at adulthood. — Kevin Powers

We would go down to Riverside, California, which is very poor now, but that's where my grandfather grew up. He grew up during the Depression in Riverside. — Greta Gerwig

I vividly remember the stories my grandfather told me about the carnage of the First World War, which people tend to forget was one of the worst massacres in human history. — Antonio Tabucchi

Great Grandfather Quotes

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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. — Betty Ford

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. — Will Graham

My grandfather drove a camel, my father drove a camel, I drove a Mercedes, my son drove a Land Rover and my grandson will drive a Land Rover, but my great-grandson will drive a camel. — Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

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. — Rudy Giuliani

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. — Leonard Peltier

My dad died, and my grandfather died, and my great-grandfather died. And the guy before him, I don't know. Probably died. — Norm MacDonald

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. — Clyde Bellecourt

It was all because of his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealinggreat-great-grandfather! — Louis Sachar

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? — David Hyde Pierce

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. — Jeffrey R. Holland

My Grandmother Quotes

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You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother. — Albert Einstein

My grandmother was an English teacher for a while. And she stressed to me the importance of reading, being able to articulate well. — Kevin Gates

I'd RKO my own grandmother if it meant keeping this title. Then I'd RKO your grandmother just to see the look on her face. — Randy Orton

My grandmother is over eighty and still doesn't need glasses. Drinks right out of the bottle. — Henny Youngman

My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She's ninety-seven now, and we don't know where the hell she is. — Ellen DeGeneres

I bought a house in the Hollywood Hills and brought my grandmother from Harlem to live in it with me. — Sammy Davis, Jr.

I was literally the black sheep of the family, and there were definitely moments of discomfort while my grandmother was working through her racism. — Lisa Bonet

I took my grandmother to the emergency room. The doctor said that she was on an artificial life support system, and that although her brain was dead her heart was still beating. I though, "we've never had a democrat in the family before". — Emo Philips

My grandmother was a teacher, my sister was a teacher, my daughter was a teacher and is now a superintendent in northern California, and my son-in-law is a high school principal. I am surrounded. — Loni Anderson

My identity is linked to my grandmother, who's pure Filipino, as pure as you can probably get. And that shaped my imagination. So that's how I identify. — Jessica Hagedorn

My Grandma Quotes

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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

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

My grandma always said that God made libraries so that people didn't have any excuse to be stupid. — Joan Bauer

Now that I've reached the age where I need my children more than they need me, I really understand how grand it is to be a grandmother. — Margaret Whitlam

My granddad used to say, If everybody liked the same thing, they'd all be after your grandma. — Gary Mule Deer

If I had known how wonderful it would be to have grandchildren, I'd have had them first. — Lois Wyse

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

My grandma would quote Abraham Lincoln all the time: "Whatever you do in life, be a good one." — Donald Cerrone

Dating is so insecure. My last relationship, I was always there for her and she dumped me. I told her about it. I said, "Remember when your grandma died? I was there. Remember when you flunked out of school? I was there. Remember when you lost your job? I was there!" She said, "I know — Tom Arnold

My grandma used to plant tomato seedlings in tin cans from tomato sauce & puree & crushed tomatoes she got from the Italian restaurant by her house, but she always soaked the labels off first. I don't want them to be anxious about the future, she said. It's not healthy. — Brian Andreas

Grandpa Quotes

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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

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

Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art. — Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Disgusting. I just found my grandpa's Viagra. I swear, I almost puked from eating so many. — Anthony Jeselnik

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

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 Carter

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

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

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

Father And Grandfather Quotes

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I am the product of the sustained indignation of a branded grandfather, the militant protest of my grandmother, the disciplined resentment of my father and mother, and the power of the mass action of the church. — Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.

Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers. — Lewis Mumford

I grew up in a time when people believed in duty, honor and country. My grandfathers were both officers. My father was a General in the Air Force. My brother and I were both in the Army. I've always felt a kinship with soldiers; I think it's possible to support the warrior and be against the war. — Kris Kristofferson

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

My husband is from Hawaii and his father who was also born in Hawaii was a teenager when Pearl Harbor happened, right before church and he ran up and got on the roof of his grandfather's house and watched the planes go over. — Sigourney Weaver

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. — Yusef Komunyakaa

My father didn't know his real name. My father got his name from his grandfather and he got his name from his grandfather and he got it from the slave master. — Malcolm X

Sometimes you don't know if your memory is because you really experienced it or because you look at your old pictures. I have a nice picture of myself held up by my grandfather and my father standing next to me. We all have the same name - we're all called Anton Corbijn. That's something I cherish. — Anton Corbijn

We want, in fact, not so much a father in heaven as a grandfather in heaven: a senile benevolence who, as they say, "liked to see young people enjoying themselves" and whose plan for the universe was simply that it might be truly said at the end of each day, "a good time was had by all." — C. S. Lewis

Then Arjuma saw in both armies fathers, grandfathers, sons, grandsons; fathers of wives, uncles, masters; brothers companions and friends. . . . When Arjuna thus saw his kinsmen face to face in both lines of battle, he was overcome by grief and despair and thus he spoke with a sinking heart. — Juan Mascaro

Granddaddy Quotes

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They made hot dog buns so you don’t gotta put your lips on the wiener… My granddaddy taught me that. — Theo Von

Me personally, I come from very, very humble beginnings - little, small town in Alabama, you know, staying at my granddaddy house. We really didn't have nothing. — Gucci Mane

I used to help my granddaddy make sausage. He would mix it up in a cleaned-out washtub with his hands, no gloves. Man, if we did anything like that today, they would jack the jail up and throw us under it. — Jimmy Dean

My granddaddy on my momma's side, he was a romantic. He loved love songs. Every Valentine's Day, I remember him buying a red carnation for my grandmomma, my momma and my sister. That was something you could count on every year. — Josh Turner

My daddy, Rev. A. D. King, my granddaddy, Martin Luther King, Senior - we are a family of faith, hope and love. — Alveda King

[The Euclidean algorithm is] the granddaddy of all algorithms, because it is the oldest nontrivial algorithm that has survived to the present day. — Donald Knuth

My granddaddy died when I was about 6 years old, I think. And my grandmother took a job cooking in the school lunchroom. So she did great. She made $18 a week. — Willie Nelson

I'll be going to the granddaddy of the Los Angeles theaters. — Michael Ritchie

I do prefer the stage. It's really the granddaddy of them all. — Theodore Bikel

Granddaddy can pick up a phone and call anyone in the world and they will take his call. But he doesn't know it. — Johnny Hunt

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More My Grandfather Quotes

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A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt. He said, 'I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, violent one, the other wolf is the loving compassionate one.' The grandson asked him, 'Which wolf will win the fight in your heart?' The grandfather answered, 'The one I feed.' — Black Hawk

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

My grandfather stood beside me and looked across the street, too. "No, Bryce," he said softly. "She's the same as she's always been; you're the one who's changed." He clapped his hand on my shoulder and whispered, "And son, from here on out, you'll never be the same again. — Wendelin Van Draanen

How can I be a Nazi? Explain it to my grandfather, who went through the entire war in the infantry of the Soviet army, and died a colonel in an independent Ukraine. You are being told we hate Russian culture? How can someone hate culture? Any culture? Neighbors always enrich one another culturally, but that does not make them one, does not dissolve us in you. We are different. But it is not a reason to be enemies. We want to determine our history by ourselves. In peace, calm and honesty. — Volodymyr Zelenskyy

I never want to abandon my bike. I see my grandfather, now in his seventies and riding around everywhere. To me that is beautiful. And the bike must always remain a part of my life. — Stephen Roche

My grandfather's a little forgetful, but he likes to give me advice. One day, he took me aside and left me there. — Ron Richards

My dad taught me to switch-hit. He and my grandfather, who was left-handed, pitched to me every day after school in the back yard. I batted lefty against my dad and righty against my granddad. — Mickey Mantle

Every day before supper and before we went to services on Sundays. My grandmother would read the Bible to me, and my grandfather would pray. We even had devotions before going to pick cotton in the fields. Prayer and the Bible, became a part of my everyday thoughts and beliefs. I learned to put my trust in God and to seek Him as my strength. — Rosa Parks

Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you're there. — Ray Bradbury

I had no specific bent towards science until my grandfather, who died - that summer - of stomach cancer. ... I decided that nobody should suffer that much. — Gertrude B. Elion

My grandfather was an autoworker, and I have a weapon he manufactured to protect himself from the company that he would carry to work. It's a big iron pipe with a hunk of lead on the head. I think about how far we've come as companies from those days, where workers had to protect themselves from the company. — Larry Page

A doctor today would never prescribe the treatments my grandfather used in the Confederate Army, but a minister says pretty much the same thing today that a minister would have said back then. — John Templeton

A Porsche will always look like a Porsche. My grandfather took these shapes from nature, so the head lamps of the 911 maybe look a little like the eyes of a frog, but it comes from nature, and the best shapes are from nature, so why change? — Ferdinand Alexander Porsche

My grandfather was a voodoo priest. A lot of my life dealt with spirituality. I can close my eyes and remember where I come from. — Wyclef Jean

About a month before he died, my grandfather, we covered his back full of lard - after that he went downhill very quickly. — Milton Jones

When I was about 3, my grandfather used to give me and my sister a nickel to sit out on the front porch with him and sing songs. — Tommy Shaw

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