83 Best Grandchildren Quotes & Sayings (of All Time)

If you’re looking for the best grandchildren quotes and sayings, you’ve come to the right place.

Being a grandparent is a magical experience because your grandchildren are one of the best sources of happiness. Grandchildren are a blessing, and they remind us of all that is great about life.

Below is our curated collection of meaningful, fun, and happy grandchildren quotes and sayings, collected from various sources over the years.

Let’s dive in…

Meaningful Quotes About Grandchildren

1.) “Grandchildren make the world a little softer, a little warmer, a little kinder.”

2.) “Simple moments with your grandchildren often become the most priceless memories.”

3.) “The most precious jewels you’ll ever have around your neck are the arms of your grandchildren.”

4.) “A grandchild fills a space in your heart that you never knew was empty.”

5.) “Just when you think you know all that love is… along come the grandchildren.”

6.) “Grandchildren fill a space in your heart that you never knew was empty.”

7.) “There’s nothing like a grandchild to put a smile on your face, a lump in your throat and a warm feeling in your heart.”

8.) “Grandchildren are loving reminders of what we’re really here for.” – Janet Lanese.

9.) “The simplest toy, one which even the youngest child can operate, is called a grandparent.” – Sam Levenson

10.) “They say genes skip a generation. Maybe that’s why grandparents find their grandchildren so likable.” – Joan Macintosh

11.) “Grandchildren: my favorite hello and my hardest goodbye.” – Unknown

12.) “The joy of grandchildren is measured in the heart.” 

13.) “Grandchildren are a gift from above: one to cherish and to love.”

14.) “Being grandparents sufficiently removes us from the responsibilities so that we can be friends.” -Allan Frome

15.) “Grandchildren are God’s way of compensating us for growing old.” -Mary H. Waldrip

16.) “Grandchildren give us a second chance to do things better because they bring out the best in us.”

17.) “Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation.” – Lois Wyse

18.) “Few things are more delightful than grandchildren fighting over your lap.” -Doug Larson

19.) “With your own children, you love them immediately – and with grandchildren, it’s exactly the same.” – Kevin Whately

20.) “Side by side or miles apart, grandchildren are always close to the heart.”

21.) “One of the greatest gifts I’ve ever been given is my grandchildren.”

22.) “Your children are your rainbows and your grandchildren are your pot of gold.” 

23.) “My grandchildren may not have everything they want in this world, but they have a grandma who loves them more than anything in the world.”

24.) “What children need the most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, and lessons in life.” – Rudy Giuliani

25.) “I wouldn’t change my grandchildren for the world. But I wish I could change the world for my grandchildren.”

26.) “Grandchildren are called ‘grand’ for a reason” 

27.) “Surely, two of the most satisfying experiences in life must be those of being a grandchild or a grandparent.” Donald A. Norberg

28.) “Grandchildren restore our zest for life, and our faith in humanity.” 

29.) “Grandchildren complete  life’s circle of love.” 

30.) “The grandchildren should not bear the debts of the grandparents.” – Nassim Nicholas Taleb

31.) “What a bargain grandchildren are! I give them my loose change, and they give me a million dollars’ worth of pleasure.” – Gene Perret

32.) “Grandchildren complete’s life’s circle of love.” – Unknown

33.) “A child needs a grandparent, anybody’s grandparent, to grow a little more securely into an unfamiliar world.” -Charles and Ann Morse

34.) “I always give my grandkids a couple of quarters when they go home. It’s a bargain.” -Gene Perret

Funny Grandchildren Quotes

35.) “Your sons weren’t made to like you. That’s what grandchildren are for.” – Jane Smiley

36.) “The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.” — Sam Levenson

37.) “Never have children, only grandchildren.” – Gore Vidal.

38.) “Elephants and grandchildren never forget.” – Andy Rooney

39.) “An hour with your grandchildren can make you feel young again. Any longer than that, and you start to age too quickly.”

40.) “You’re more trouble than the children are” is the greatest compliment a grandparent can receive.” —Gene Perret

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

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

43.) “Grandparents are there to help the child get into mischief they haven’t thought of yet.” — Gene Perret

44.) “Grandchildren are the reward you get for keeping their parent alive.”

45.) “All grandchildren are brilliant and beautiful, and obviously take after their grandparent.”

46.) “Grandchildren don’t stay young forever, which is good because Pop-pops have only so many horsey rides in them.” – Gene Perret

47.) “If I had known how wonderful it would be to have grandchildren, I’d have had them first.” -Lois Wyse

48.) “The reason grandchildren and grandparents get along so well is that they have a common enemy.” – Sam Levenson

49.) “Becoming a grandmother is wonderful. One moment you’re just a mother. The next you are all-wise and prehistoric.” -Pam Brown

50.) “Do you know why grandchildren are always so full of energy? They suck it out of their grandparents.” -Gene Perret

51.) “My grandkids believe I’m the oldest thing in the world. And after two or three hours with them, I believe it, too.” -Gene Perret

52.) “When grandparents enter the door, discipline flies out the window.” -Ogden Nash

53.) “Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting.”

Grandchildren Quotes About Love

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

55.) “Children are the rainbow of life. Grandchildren are the pot of gold.” ― Irish Blessing

56.) “Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.” — Alex Haley

57.) “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

58.) “The best babysitters, 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

Grandchildren Are Blessings Quotes

59.) “Having grandkids is a blessing. Helping to shape their lives is an honor.” 

60.) “My grandkids are more than just my grandkids. They’re the greatest blessing in my life” 

61.) “Our greatest blessings call us Grandma and Grandpa”

62.) “If our children are a blessing, then our children’s children must be a gift from God.” 

63.) “When I count my blessings,  I count my grandchildren twice.” 

Precious Grandchildren Sayings

64.) “Dearer than our children are the children of our children.” -Deny Davis.

65.) “A Grandmother thinks of her grandchildren day and night, even when they are not with her. She will always love them more than anyone would understand.” ― Karen Gibbs, ‘A Gallery Of Scrapbook Creations’.

66.) “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.

67.) “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.

68.) “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!” -Hannah Whitall Smith.

Missing My Grandchildren Quotes

69.) “Dear Grandkids, when I close my eyes I see you. When I open my eyes I miss you.”

70.) “Even when my grandchildren are not in my arms, on my lap or in my home they are in my heart and will stay there forever.”

71.) “When my arms can’t reach my grandchildren, I hug them with my prayers.” 

72.) “A grandparent thinks about their grandchild every day and night and will love them in a way they will never understand.”

73.) “My grandchildren are always in my heart, in my prayers and on my mind.”

74.) “To my grandkids… I may not see you everyday or talk to you every day but I think of you and love you every day!” 

75.) “Distance will never decrease my love for my grandkids” 

76.) “A grandchild’s hug lasts long after they let go.”

77.) “Grandchildren: my favorite hello and my hardest goodbye.” 

Grandchildren Quotes to Enrich Your Life

78.) “To become a grandparent is to enjoy one of the few pleasures in life for which the consequences have already been paid.” — Robert Brault

79.) “Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild.” -Welsh Proverb

80.) “Our grandchildren accept us for ourselves, without rebuke or effort to change us, as no one in our entire lives has ever done, not our parents, siblings, spouses, friends — and hardly ever our own grown children.” — Ruth Goode

81.) “The feeling of grandparents for their grandchildren can be expressed this way: “Our children are dear to us; but when we have grandchildren, they seem to be more dear than our children were.” — Henry Old Coyote

82.) “Grandma always made you feel she had been waiting to see just you all day and now the day was complete.” — Marcy DeMaree

83.) “You are the child of my child,
and your life is a joy to me.
I am grateful to have you in my life.
As I watch through the generations,
I am reminded that the bonds we form
Are as everlasting as the spirit.” – Author Unknown

Prayer For Grandchildren

Further reading:

1.) Brain scans show grandmas really do feel more affection toward their grandkids than their adult children, scientists say

2.) Why grandparents really do love our grandchildren more than our own kids

3.) 6 Factors of Grandparent-Grandchild Closeness