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There are grandfather clocks, and grandfather clauses, and a hand that miraculously appears every time a street is near. Grandfather quotes focus on that last kind of grandfather.

I suppose if we were to ask a grandfather for quotes, he would smile, and magically a lap would appear, with a children's book in it.  


The best babysitters are, of course, the baby's grandparents. You feel completely comfortable entrusting your baby to them for long periods, which is why most grandparents flee to Florida at the earliest opportunity.
Dave Barry

"Don't worry about senility," my grandfather used to say. "When it hits you, you won't know it."
Bill Cosby

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.
Rudolph Giuliani

This Irish saying is one of the great grandfather quotes:

You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.
Irish Saying

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

If you know his father and grandfather, don't worry about his son.
African Proverb

One of life's greatest mysteries is how the boy who wasn't good enough to marry your daughter can be the father of the smartest grandchild in the world.
Jewish Proverb

A baby has a way of making a man out of his father and a boy out of his grandfather.
Angie Papadakis

Few things are more delightful than grandchildren fighting over your lap.
Doug Larson

Never have children, only grandchildren.
Gore Vidal

This lyrical line is my favorite of the grandfather quotes:

Nobody can do for little children what grandparents can do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.
Alex Haley

The simplest toy, one that even the youngest child can operate, is called a grandparent.
Sam Levenson

Grandchildren don't make a man feel old; it's the knowledge that he's married to a grandmother.
G. Norman Collie

If you want to know where I come by the passionate commitment I have to bringing people together without regard to race, it all started with my grandfather.
Bill Clinton

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


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My cousin Mark is a grandfather many times over.  He absolutely delights in the joys of his grandchildren.  In his honor, I chose to feature Heidi and her grandfather, one of the true classics of childhood.



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