Grandchildren Quotes

Grandchildren Quotes by Mary Calderone, F. Murray Abraham, George Washington, Sam Allardyce, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Donald Berwick and many others.

Our children are not going to be just ‘our children’ – they are going to be other people’s husbands and wives and the parents of our grandchildren.
Mary Calderone
If these men decided that they have to go in there and fight, I want them to send their own children and grandchildren. I want them to not send a bunch of strangers’ kids in there to fight and die.
F. Murray Abraham
True friendship is a plant of slow growth.
George Washington
I want to be able to savour life while I’m still relatively young and when I’m still relatively healthy enough to do all the things I want to do, like travel, spend more time with my family and grandchildren without the huge pressure that comes with being a football manager.
Sam Allardyce
The grandchildren should not bear the debts of the grandparents.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
I have two grandchildren. I want to hand them a planet and community that is really thriving.
Donald Berwick
My grandchildren are on social media all the time, and they think they have friends. But it’s not what I would’ve called a friend, ever.
Noam Chomsky
Every place in the country you should get a license that shows you know how to safely store it, keep it away from your children or grandchildren. You should have to license it so the police can trace it if it’s used in a crime. [On keeping guns]
Michael D. Barnes
I’m in a very close-knit, very, very tight family. My grandmother had 13 kids, so we had a lot of family like 50, 60 grandchildren and we all lived in Jersey, relatively in the same area. So every time there was something, my entire family was there. And I just believed everybody’s family was like that.
Lauryn Hill
Like many dads I know, I’ve long been motivated in all aspects of my life by my love for my children – and my desire to make the world better a better place for them, my grandchildren and my great-grandchildren.
Tom Carper
In my house, we speak Spanglish to the dogs, to the grandchildren, to the kids.
Cristina Saralegui
Those who like 2PM will be able to understand Korean culture more, and their knowledge may be passed down to their children and grandchildren.
Ok Taec-yeon
America faces many challenges…but the enemy I fear most is complacency. We are about to be hit by the full force of global competition. If we continue to ignore the obvious task at hand while others beat us at our own game, our children and grandchildren will pay the price. We must now establish a sense of urgency.
Charles M. Vest
If I had to write down the most important people in the history of this planet, No.1 would be (abolitionist) John Brown. Why? Because he’s a white man who said he would die for the cause, because they could take him, but they weren’t going to take his grandchildren. That brother was beautiful.
Dick Gregory
I’m witnessing the problems that the federal government is passing down in terms of drones, in violation of our civil liberties, spying on our citizens, death panels in the form of the government taking over the health care system and the national debt they’re just saddling our grandchildren with.
Matt Rosendale
If we allow the destruction of the environment, we can see the terrorists have utterly won, and are destroying the future of our children and grandchildren. We must not let that happen.
Jane Goodall
If we can only live once, then let it be a daring adventure that draws on all our powers. Let our grandchildren delight to find the start of our stories in their ears but the endings all around in their wandering eyes.
Julian Assange
We should all have one person who knows how to bless us despite the evidence, Grandmother was that person to me.
Phyllis Grissim-Theroux
How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn’t make it a leg.
Abraham Lincoln
When you run a company, you want to hand it off in better shape than you found it. In the same way, just as we shouldn’t leave our children or grandchildren with mountains of national debt and unsustainable entitlement programs, we shouldn’t leave them with the economic and environmental costs of climate change.
Henry Paulson
Cyberspace is colonising what we used to think of as the real world. I think that our grandchildren will probably regard the distinction we make between what we call the real world and what they think of as simply the world as the quaintest and most incomprehensible thing about us.
William Gibson
Our children are not going to be just “our children”
Mary Calderone
I can’t even consider the prospect of grandchildren because I don’t know if there will be anything left for them on Earth. That’s how serious the problem is. We can’t drink the water or breathe the air, and we’re all dying from some sort of cancer. How many generations can sustain that? It frightens me terribly.
Patti Davis
I wish I had the energy that my grandchildren have – if only for self-defense.
Gene Perret
You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.
Abraham Lincoln
My goals have changed throughout my life. At one time it was winning awards, selling out concert dates, selling more albums than anyone else. Now, my goals are to see my grandchildren grown, live a long and healthy life with my family and friends and travel the world.
Reba McEntire
Our children and grandchildren visit us regularly in the Г‰lysГ©e Palace . The little ones are constantly running around outside in the garden. The first time they were intimidated by this place, but now they move around here totally normally. I think it is important that people really live in this place.
Emmanuel Macron
I am a Soviet man, and Yeltsin is a Soviet man – maybe our grandchildren will be different.
Aleksandr Lebed
Plant thy foot firmly in the prints which His foot has made before thee.
Joseph Barber Lightfoot
Someday I will tell my grandchildren that I lived in the era when OK was abbreviated to K.
Demetri Martin
What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You see your children growing. You look at your grandchildren, and you say to yourself, ‘What if I weren’t here? Have I done all I can to prepare them for their role in life?’ You realize that you never quite do everything, but you want to do better than what you have done.
Thomas S. Monson
What sort of world can we prepare for our great grandchildren?
Richard Rorty
I can make dressing – or stuffing. Y’all call it stuffing up here, we call it dressing down there. It’s really good dressing. That family recipe was passed on, and I love to make that.
Edie Brickell
What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.
T. S. Eliot
I’m still learning….learning from my great grandchildren and everyone around me. I would advise others to keep trying, stop and listen.
Leah Chase
Live your life. Do the dishes. Do the laundry. Take your kids to kindergarten. Raise your children and your grandchildren. Take care of the community in which you live. Make all of that your path, and follow your path with heart.
Dipa Ma
If the massive invasion is not stopped, we are going to be flooded to the extent that we will drift into third world status. For our children and for our grandchildren, we cannot fail on this issue.
Virgil Goode
The work completed during the special session was just the beginning. During those six days we lit a spark that will positively impact the lives of our children and grandchildren, but the full fire is yet to come.
Joe Manchin
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
We are a nation of immigrants. We are the children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the ones who wanted a better life, the driven ones, the ones who woke up at night hearing that voice telling them that life in that place called America could be better.
Mitt Romney
We are in a struggle against the forces of radical Islam and terror, which must be defeated for our children and our grandchildren.
Michael McCaul
It is past time for women to take their rightful place, side by side with men, in the rooms where the fates of peoples, where their children’s and grandchildren’s fates, are decided.
Hillary Clinton
At this stage I am not involved with young adults as closely as many other writers. My children are grown up and my grandchildren are still quite young.
Margaret Mahy
Hollow commitments to action in the future are insufficient. Deferring difficult issues must not be tolerated. Our children and grandchildren expect us to speak and act decisively.
Jenny Shipley
As I celebrate life, I can’t help but think how young my mom was when she died of a heart attack at 53. My mom didn’t get to meet her grandchildren, but I’m determined to watch mine grow up.
Andie MacDowell
When you look into the eyes of your children and grandchildren, when you picture their greatness and potential, do you feel that they are getting the education that is up to par with who they were born to become?
Oliver DeMille
When my grandchildren ask, ‘Where were you when Donald Trump took a sledgehammer to Lady Liberty?’ I want to make sure I can tell them I was there protecting America.
Tom Perez
Of course I have an iPhone and I use that, interestingly enough, mostly for my calendar because it synchronizes with my calendar. I take pictures with it and I show people pictures of my grandchildren.
Martin Cooper
I fix my grandchildren’s computers.
Alan Alda
Grandad has a long and earnest conversation with his grandchild. He says, you are noisy and wiggly and will be sent back if you don’t pull herself together….The baby smiles complacently. She has him exactly where she wants him.
Pam Brown
My mother would have been so crazy about my grandchildren. She was a fabulous grandmother, and she would have been absolutely crazed as a great-grandmother. I miss that part of her.
Judith Viorst
Youth comes but once in a lifetime.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Whether we remain in the European Union will determine Britain’s future role in the world and the comparative success of our economy for our children and grandchildren.
Kenneth Clarke
Let not the 12 million Negroes be ashamed of the fact that they are the grandchildren of slaves. There is dishonor in being slave-owners.
Mahatma Gandhi
I think one of my father’s great legacies is the people that he inspired and the generation that he inspired transformed America through civil rights, women’s rights, equal justice, and they’ve passed that on to their children and grandchildren.
Caroline Kennedy
The great thing about baseball is when you’re done, you’ll only tell your grandchildren the good things. If they ask me about 1989, I’ll tell them I had amnesia.
Sparky Anderson
The best baby-sitters, 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
God has no grandchildren. He has only children, so being a born-again Christian is not an automatic thing.
Reinhard Bonnke
I’m rarely wrong but I could be. There might be a third party. I just think that the realization that Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party posed the greatest threat to our future, children, grandchildren, all of that, is going to bring everybody back to reality.
Rush Limbaugh
I think it would have been nice to have a family; it would be nice to have grandchildren.
Betty Boothroyd
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
Dale Carnegie
They will never outlaw all of your guns at once. But every ‘reasonable’ control they can impose without your resistance gives them one more bit of leverage to make gun ownership for you and your children and your grandchildren as difficult as possible.
Dave Kopel
What about our children and grandchildren and their children and grandchildren? Do we not want them to live healthy and happy lives?
David Suzuki
I have written before about why climate change has to be halted. In retirement, I want to look my grandchildren in the eye and tell them about the small role the business and I played in tackling the world’s greatest challenge.
Tulsi Tanti
That is the American experiment. An ethnic group arriving on America’s shores, to be reviled and hazed, living in squalor, or if they are lucky Squalor Heights, working hard to give their children or grandchildren the opportunity to sh*t on the next group landing on our shores.
Jon Stewart
I always carry pictures of my children and grandchildren, which is what makes it all worthwhile. It’s great fun that my grandkids get to see the costumes in Alice in Wonderland or a doll with grandma’s dress.
Colleen Atwood
I’ve always enjoyed seeing the world through the eyes of my grandchildren.
Neil Sedaka
I watch ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ at least once a year with my grandchildren, and they just adore it.
Rita Moreno
I don’t post pictures of my grandchildren unless I get permission. I’m really respectful about that. If I feel like anything is invasive of someone’s privacy, I don’t do that, either. Sometimes I have great pictures, but I’m like, ‘Eh, maybe this is not right.’
Tina Knowles
What makes me the happiest are the times I get together with my family, those times when I am with my children, grandchildren, my brothers and sisters and my very close friends, as well as when I am with my extended family in each one of my lectures and power journeys. My greatest joy is just to be alive!
Miguel Angel Ruiz
We all want Kentucky to be a place where our children and grandchildren want to – and can afford to raise their own children, keeping families together and growing our commonwealth. For the common good.
Andy Beshear
I’m very committed to my family and my town. My biggest local commitment are my children, my husband, my home and my grandchildren.
Elizabeth Lesser
In every moment of every day of my life, I get to wake up and work with amazing people and nurture them in the way that I might have nurtured my son or my grandchildren that he might have had.
Kathy Eldon
Bob Hope
I am very proud of my two grandchildren and I visit them very often.
Randhir Kapoor
Someday our grandchildren will very likely look back at the individual, selfish control of the wealth of the world by a small elite the same way we view slavery today.
Corinne McLaughlin
I’ve got four lovely children, ten lovely grandchildren, and I left parliament to devote more time to politics, and I think that what is really going on in Britain is a growing sense of alienation. People don’t feel anyone listens to them.
Tony Benn
I like to do nice things for my grandchildren – like buy them those toys I’ve always wanted to play with.
Gene Perret
I’m blessed with four great children and eight grandchildren.
Robert Kraft
When I am playing with my grandchildren, that brings glory to God. So I don’t think glory to God is simply serious. I do think that there is glory of God in laughter.
Rick Warren
My grandchildren are growing up and they could not understand why the Marcoses are still being crucified although we keep on telling them that we did not steal from the Filipino people.
Imelda Marcos
I do not want our children and grandchildren to live in a world where everyday they fear some regional strongman with weapons of mass destruction. We need to send a message to these future would-be bullies: you will not be allowed to threaten the world.
George Voinovich
Finally, I do not believe that we should punish American families who have worked diligently to provide for themselves and want to pass along their success to their children and grandchildren.
Howard Coble
When I go to the beach, my grandchildren try to make words out of the veins in my legs. That’s why I still take the pill; I don’t want any more grandchildren.
Phyllis Diller
I honestly think there shouldn’t be sugared drinks. All my grandchildren drink water all through the day. I’ve just had them to stay, and at breakfast, they have water. They don’t even know what sugary drinks are.
Mary Berry
I’m not a career kind of person. When I saw new music, new trends coming in, I didn’t see any place for me. And I didn’t think about it as a career loss, because I was married – I have a great- grandchild now. The low points were when I lost people that I really cared about.
Lena Horne
Our children and grandchildren are not going to have the same standard of living unless we educate that workforce.
Wayne Rogers
I really am fond of my grandchildren.
Supriya Pathak
I have loved being a step-mum to Brian’s children. We have a great relationship, and it’s lovely to spend time with the grandchildren.
Anita Dobson
My mother said, Don’t worry abot what people think now. Think about whether your children and grandchildren will think you’ve done well.
Lord Mountbatten
My grandchildren are fabulous and funny.
Erica Jong
I tour Europe a lot. They still have a love and a fascination with the basic thing about music – how it feels and that being the focus. I’ve got people bringing their kids. And their kids bring their kids. The grandchildren are getting selfies with their Uncle Al.
Al Jarreau
Our hardware is likely to turn into something like us a lot faster than we are likely to turn into something like our hardware…I very much doubt that our grandchildren will understand the distinction between that which is a computer and that which isn’t.
William Gibson
Only one of my grandchildren is serious about a musical instrument. The others dabble in it.
Itzhak Perlman
I think family dynamics are definitely very interesting. And in my case my sister did get married. She gave my parents a grandchild.
Aasif Mandvi
All of our competitors around the world, every country is investing more in infrastructure as a percentage of their GDP than we are. And down the road our children and grandchildren will have to compete with that more and more.
Douglas R Oberhelman
The easiest thing that is done, unfortunately, in Washington is to spend money today and send the bill to our children and grandchildren.
Jeb Hensarling
[On Senator Jesse Helms] I think he ought to be worried about what’s going on in the Good Lord’s mind, because if there is retributive justice, he’ll get AIDS from a transfusion, or one of his grandchildren will.
Nina Totenberg
I’m a grandmother and like every grandmother, I worry about the safety and security of my grandchildren, but my worries are not the same as black grandmothers.
Hillary Clinton
You can hardly convince a man of an error in a lifetime, but must content yourself with the reflection that the progress of science is slow. If he is not convinced, his grandchildren may be.
Henry David Thoreau
A teacher’s major contribution may pop out anonymuosly in the life of some ex-student’s grandchild.
Wendell Berry
I play with my grandchildren. I tend to my garden, which I love. Of course, I love to read, and family is really what it’s all about.
Julie Andrews
Everyone in Senate is a hurdle, but everyone in there has children. Everyone in there has grandchildren. No one wants to see our kids continue to gain weight, have high blood pressure high cholesterol, diabetes, and depression.
Richard Simmons
To become a grandparent is to enjoy one of the few pleasures in life for which the consequences have already been paid.
Robert Breault
You better arm yourselves to answer your children’s and grandchildren’s questions… no matter what the question is… without being judgmental.
Josh McDowell
I love my family – wife, daughter, grandchildren. All them are my life. I love them because they know I am the legend but they are my legends because they are my heart.
The Iron Sheik
A mother becomes a true grandmother the day she stops noticing the terrible things her children do because she is so enchanted with the wonderful things her grandchildren do.
Lois Wyse
If our society continues to support basic research on how living organisms function, it is likely that my great grandchildren will be spared the agony of losing family members to most types of cancer.
Paul D. Boyer
When I am an old man, I will tell my grandchildren bedtime stories about when I won the Champions League, hopefully when I won the World Cup, but most of all, I will tell them that their grandfather used to play with Lionel Messi.
Angel Di Maria
The idea that no one is perfect is a view most commonly held by people with no grandchildren.
Doug Larson
Being here allows me to make the case that not all aging, narcissistic movie actors whose children could be mistaken for their grandchildren necessarily act with the same motivation.
Warren Beatty
As a grandmother, I’ve learned that you can’t buy love. But your grandchildren are disappointed when you don’t try.
Mary Margaret McBride
Our own grandchildren may demonstrate that-sometimes- Gigantic is Beautiful.
Arthur C. Clarke
At times of extreme intensity, the kundalini can become active. Suddenly a 70-year old lady, who can’t lift a bag of prunes, will lift an automobile a few inches because her grandchild got stuck under it.
Frederick Lenz
I tell my grandchildren – I’ve got seven of them – to go to college and get that degree first. I could have stayed in college and still recorded. Isn’t that something? The kids of today are doing it.
Barbara Lynn
Imagine that everything you are typing is being read by the person you are applying to for your first job. Imagine that it’s all going to be seen by your parents and your grandparents and your grandchildren as well.
Tim Berners-Lee
There’s nothing like having grandchildren to restore your faith in humanity.
Doug Larson
I want my children and grandchildren to see what I look like now.
Kylie Bax
If confirmed, Judge [Samuel] Alito could serve on the court for generation or more. And the decisions he will make as justice will have a direct impact on the lives and liberties of our children, our grandchildren, and even our great-grandchildren.
Edward Kennedy
On the seventh day God rested. His grandchildren must have been out of town.
Gene Perret
I couldn’t be more proud of my little sister and the mother she is and am also incredibly proud of my mom and the huge influence she’s had on myself, my sisters, and now her grandchildren.
Natalya Neidhart
Art, as far as it is able, follows nature, as a pupil imitates his master; thus your art must be, as it were, God’s grandchild.
Dante Alighieri
If this world is going to be a better place for our grandchildren and great-grandchildren, it will be women who make it so.
Isabel Allende
When grandparents enter the door, discipline flies out the window.
Ogden Nash
Decarbonising our energy system is not some abstract regulatory requirement. It is an essential responsibility that we hold towards our children and grandchildren as the only way to effectively counter the threat of climate change.
Andrea Leadsom
I believe keeping our promises should be our highest priority and that means saving Social Security and Medicare while preserving the American dream for our children and grandchildren.
Tom Coburn
President Abbas, you’ve dedicated your life to advancing the Palestinian cause. Must this conflict continue for generations, or will we enable our children and our grandchildren to speak in years ahead of how we found a way to end it? That’s what we should aim for, and that’s what I believe we can achieve.
Benjamin Netanyahu
She asked me what made me do such a thing. That is an awkward question because I often can’t tell what makes me do things. Sometimes I do them just to find out what I feel like doing them. And sometimes I do them because I want to have some exciting things to tell my grandchildren.
Lucy Maud Montgomery
What we want to do is to give all children and grandchildren of Holocaust victims the opportunity to become Austrian citizens if they want to.
Sebastian Kurz
Grandchildren: the only people who can get more out of you than the IRS.
Gene Perret
The human overpopulation issue is the topic I see as the most vital to solve if our children and grandchildren are to have a good quality of life.
Alexandra Paul
A teacher’s major contribution may pop out anonymously in the life of some ex-student’s grandchild. A teacher, finally, has nothing to go on but faith, a student nothing to offer in return but testimony.
Wendell Berry
Life after the White House found Dad enjoying having his grandchildren around and letting go of all the enormous burden he shouldered throughout his public life.
Dorothy Bush Koch
My grandchildren are my lifeline. I adore them and look forward to the time I get to meet and play with them.
Randhir Kapoor
We’re going to get to the point where we ask how the hell we put up with high carbon for so many years. You thank your lucky stars, because you are seeing this transformation in your lifetime. You are going to tell your children and your grandchildren you saw this whole thing in front of your eyes.
Christiana Figueres
Turning the pages of a favourite book creates a very special bond with our grandchildren, but it’s not just an indulgent pleasure.
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
There is a lot of room for improvement in Social Security. We owe our children the most financially sound system possible. They will have paid into it their entire working lives. They deserve to be protected by it. for our children and grandchildren.
Mitch McConnell
A day will come when our children and grandchildren will look back and they’ll ask one of two questions. Either they will ask: “what in God’s name were they doing?” or they may look back and say: “how did they find the uncommon moral courage to rise above politics and redeem the promise of American democracy?”
Al Gore
Global warming is a matter of national security. Will we live in a world where we must fight our neighbors for fresh water and food? Or will we take the lead now and leave to our children and grandchildren a world better off than the one we inherited from our parents?
Wesley Clark
If my grandchildren were to look at me and say, ‘You were aware species were disappearing and you did nothing, you said nothing’, that I think is culpable. I don’t know how much more they expect me to be doing, I’d better ask them.
David Attenborough
A patchwork solution of provincial targets is an admission of defeat and a statement that we have failed our children and grandchildren.
Elizabeth May
Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers.
Lewis Mumford
I have been described as the grandfather of climate change. In fact, I am just a grandfather and I do not want my grandchildren to say that grandpa understood what was happening but didn’t make it clear.
James Hansen
While some members of Congress have attempted to stall progress on climate change, their actions amount to little more than political theater. We will not abandon our responsibility to our children and grandchildren, nor will we cede global leadership on the defining issue of our time.
Brian Schatz
I don’t want my grandchildren to go through what I went through.
Art Modell
I have never experienced being madly in love the way most people seem to have been, although it is not something I would miss. Instead I have had an enormous ability to love my children and my grandchildren and my great grandchildren.
Astrid Lindgren
I’ll build mine tomorrow,” Horace said through a mouthful of food. “This is excellent, Will! When I have grandchildren, I’ll name them all after you!
John Flanagan
Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.
Eleanor Roosevelt
Painting is the grandchild of nature. It is related to God.
We’ve known for some time that we have to worry about the impacts of climate change on our children’s and grandchildren’s generations. But we now have to worry about ourselves as well.
Margaret Beckett
There is a battle to be waged over what kind of country we are going to leave our children and grandchildren and that battle is happening now in Washington, not two years from now.
John Thune
I have three grandchildren and am hoping for 20.
Maureen Forrester
Reading to our children and our grandchildren is something we can all try to do every day of the year. Not only does it give us pleasure but it leads them on a voyage of discovery and enrichment that only books can bring.
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
Will we forever live by our sword? We definitely will live with our sword. I don’t think our children or grandchildren won’t be soldiers. We must make efforts to try and not live only by our sword, but we will always be with a sword.
Benny Gantz
The carbon emissions from tar shale and tar sands would initiate a continual unfolding of climate disasters over the course of this century. We would be miserable stewards of creation. We would rob our own children and grandchildren.
James Hansen
It’s like boxing a glacier. Enjoy that metaphor, by the way, because your grandchildren will have no idea what a glacier is.
Stephen Colbert
Finally [Indira Ganhi] called a beautiful dark little boy who was playing on the lawn, and embracing him tenderly, murmured, ‘This is my grandchild; this is the man I love most in the world.’ It was a strange sensation to watch this very powerful woman embracing a child.
Oriana Fallaci
I have seven beautiful grandchildren, four of whom are girls.
Bernie Sanders
A lot happens at 50, the best thing being that you just don’t care anymore. At 40, you still care. At 30, you care way too much – and your twenties are quite frankly a nightmare. Bring on 60, I say: just imagine the joy of having grandchildren.
Jerry Hall
The truth is that climate alarmism has become the most expensive, and the most wasteful, project in the history of the world. It is junk economics built on junk science. It amounts to no more than hot air, yet it looks set to beggar our grandchildren.
Roger Helmer
Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild.
Gore Vidal
I cut off my dreadlocks, but I couldn’t face throwing them away. They were so hard to grow, man. There’s a lot of work goes into those things. Some people keep a diary or a photo album to remind them of their past lives – well, I’ve got hair. Who knows? One day, maybe my grandchildren might want to see it.
Winston Marshall
I do not believe that the people of the United States are going to take people who have been here a quarter century, who have children and grandchildren, who are members of the community, who may have done something 25 years ago, separate them from their families, and expel them.
Newt Gingrich
We have to build the country that we want to see our future children and grandchildren live in.
I’ll have that inscribed on my damn grave. I still get stopped for being Lois Lane, and I’m 60 and have two grandchildren. So it’s kind of weird.
Margot Kidder
I have lived long enough to witness the vanishing of wild mammals, butterflies, mayflies, songbirds and fish that I once feared my grandchildren would not experience: it has all happened faster than even the pessimists predicted.
George Monbiot
I am a human being. I started out with virtually nothing. I worked my way up like so many businesspeople have and made ourselves great in this country. And that is what we have to make sure we preserve for our grandchildren and future generations all the way through.
Douglas R. Oberhelman
I love music of all kinds, but there’s no greater music than the sound of my grandchildren laughing; my kids, too.
Sylvia Earle
I tell you one thing that makes me feel I haven’t wasted my life, and that is I’ve got some grandchildren. You can’t overestimate the kind of opening to the future that gives a person, I think.
Helen Garner
I’m not currently into economic textbooks, but my grandchildren tell me that the book by Gregory Mankiw, former head of the white house council of economic advisers is a model of intelligence and clarity. Why not try that one.
John C. Bogle
Never think that war is a good thing, grandchildren. Though it may be necessary at times to defend our people, war is a sickness that must be cured. War is a time out of balance. When it is truly over, we must work to restore peace and sacred harmony once again.
Joseph Bruchac
A grandchild is a miracle, but a renewed relationship with your own children is even a greater one.
T. Berry Brazelton
If I don’t make heritage visible and the strength of mother tongue important for my grandchildren, it scares me that they might say in 20 years from now, ‘Well, it is rumoured that we used to be Africans long ago.’ And in many urban areas, it’s already happening.
Hugh Masekela
I take all my grandchildren down to the garden and they spend hours and hours eating peas.
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
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
Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own.
Mother Teresa
Those who are bent on revolutionizing society may be divided into those who seek something for themselves thereby and those who seek something for their children and grandchildren.
Friedrich Nietzsche
My grandparents invented joylessness. They were not fun. I’ve already had more fun with my grandchildren than my grandparents ever had with me.
Billy Crystal
I am a far better grandmother than I was a mother. My daughters would back me up on this. As a mother I was busy, preoccupied and obsessive about John and my life with him. My children got overlooked. But my grandchildren never get overlooked.
Sheila Hancock
We have to defeat Hillary Clinton, or the country we know will not be the country our children and grandchildren grow up in.
Chris Collins
Fame doesn’t matter. Money doesn’t matter. Those things are forever fleeting. I just want to have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, so that when I’m long gone my great-great-grandchildren can walk up to it and say, “That’s my ancestor.” That will be my legacy.
Tracy Morgan
Forget the historic nature of his election having to do with skin color – Obama has an opportunity offered to few presidents: the chance to set the course of the nation for decades, if not generations, to come. Who knows: perhaps in the near future, our grandchildren will spend money with Obama’s face on it.
Chuck Todd
America is great, because America is good. And it really is up to all of us to make that true, now and in the future, and particularly for our children and our grandchildren.
Hillary Clinton
I guess if you’re lucky enough not to have to pay your rent, then you or I take much more seriously the kind of work that I do, what it takes for me to leave two teenagers of my own and six stepchildren and a husband and four grandchildren.
Ellen Barkin
By bringing current events into the classroom, everyday discussion, and social media, maybe we don’t need to wait for our grandchildren’s questions to remind us we should have paid more attention to current events.
Adora Svitak
We must continue working for a better world. I want my grandchildren to live in a society with a spirit of independence, a society that puts people before profits and looks after the environment.
Joan Coxsedge
But by accident, not by cunning calculation, books, because of their weight and texture, and because of their sweetly token resistance to manipulation, involve our hands and eyes, and then our minds and souls, in a spiritual adventure I would be very sorry for my grandchildren not to know about.
Kurt Vonnegut
We need to work our level best in this legislative session to help grow Montana’s economy, so that grandchildren can stay in Montana, grandchildren can visit their grandmother and grandfather by driving across town, not flying across the country.
Brian Schweitzer
Of course, socialism is just evil now. It’s completely discredited supposedly by the collapse of the Soviet Union, but I can’t help noticing that my grandchildren are heavily in hock to Communist China now which is evidently a whole lot better at business than we are.
Kurt Vonnegut
I know I will leave my work unfinished. I just hope I planted enough seeds in my children and grandchildren that they will continue.
David Robinson
I have had enough experience in all my years, and have read enough of the past, to know that advice to grandchildren is usually wasted.
Harry S. Truman
I love to give money away. I don’t know if it makes my children and grandchildren all that happy.
Jon Huntsman, Sr.
As an African-American, we stand on the shoulders of people who fought despite not seeing victories in their lifetime or even in their children’s lifetime or even in their grandchildren’s lifetime. So fatalism isn’t really an option.
Ta-Nehisi Coates
I have four of the most incredible children. And I have five grandchildren.
Florence Henderson
I was brought up to believe that it’s family first. Of all the people my parents knew, the family was most important. You always turn to your family, and the family supports you. We do what we can to support our young and go and see the grandchildren if they’re doing plays at school and their sports events.
Mary Berry
Don’t gamble the future of your children and Malaysia; think and contemplate because your vote will determine not only the future of the country but also your grandchildren.
Najib Razak
I think wars, climate change, all that stuff is going to move people. And so I wanted to say, “What if the migration apocalypse occurs and it isn’t an apocalypse at all?” Maybe we will still find ways to be happy and for our children and grandchildren to thrive and the world to move on.
Mohsin Hamid
Grandparents can have a profound influence on their grandchildren. Their time is generally not as encumbered and busy as the parents’, so books can be opened and read, stories can be told… Children then obtain a perspective of life which not only is rewarding but can bring them security, peace, and strength.
Ezra Taft Benson
Our faces will become works of art that our grandchildren will treasure.
Adriana Trigiani
I write to tell my grandchildren where they come from, and what their grandparents were up to, and I hope they will in their own way continue. I invite anyone else to listen in.
Arthur Hertzberg
When I was a little girl, if I didn’t eat my soup, my mother would say, ‘You have to think of all the Chinese children who have nothing to eat.’ But now, for my children, Chinese people make everything, and for my grandchildren, they buy everything.
Diane von Furstenberg
What has made America amazing has been the fact that throughout our history, throughout the more than 200 years of our history, there have been men and women of courage who stood up and decided it was more important to look out for the future of their children and their grandchildren than their own political futures.
Scott Walker
When my grandchildren are older and my great-grandchildren start growing up, first of all, I want them to be in Israel. I don’t want them to leave the country because they have no choice.
Dan Shechtman
We hold the future in our hands, together, we must ensure that our grandchildren will not have to ask why we failed to do the right thing, and let them suffer the consequences.
Ban Ki-moon
Grandmotherhood initiated me into a world of play, where all things became fresh, alive, and honest again through my grandchildren’s eyes. Mostly, it retaught me love.
Sue Monk Kidd
I loved to get all dusty and ride horses and plant potatoes and cotton.
Dorothy Malone
There’s no retirement, there’s just a few years of non-work by the fire with someone bringing you some tea and relative peace and playing with the grandchildren.
Henry Rollins
We owe it to each other – and to our children and grandchildren – to leave our planet in a better state than when we found it.
Christopher Dodd
If we don’t change the way Washington operates we’re going to bankrupt our children and grandchildren.
David Dewhurst
If you have a good name, if you are right more often than you are wrong, if your children respect you, if your grandchildren are glad to see you, if your friends can count on you and you can count on them in time of trouble, if you can face your God and say “I have done my best,” then you are a success.
Ann Landers
It’s so great to be able to write from home. My bread is rising downstairs, and I’m upstairs writing. I have a writing room that my grandchildren consider one of their playrooms.
Cynthia Voigt
The time has now come to slow down, to sip Rooibos tea with my beloved wife in the afternoons, to watch cricket, to travel to visit my children and grandchildren, rather than to conferences and conventions and university campuses.
Desmond Tutu
I’m proud of my family, very proud – I have ten grandchildren, four children, and one wife.
Dan Shechtman
We can lead this world and make it safer and more secure for our children and our grandchildren, for generations to come.
Barack Obama
I just want to have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, so that when I’m long gone my great-great-grandchildren can walk up to it and say, “That’s my ancestor.” That will be my legacy.
Tracy Morgan
I’ve forbidden my daughter to have grandchildren, I’m too young.
Bette Midler
The fabric of North Carolina and what makes our state so special is our families and our common desire for a brighter future for our children. No matter what your family looks like, we all want the same thing for our families – happiness, health, prosperity, a bright future for our children and grandchildren.
Kay Hagan
I think when I have kids and grandchildren I will be very proud to have them watch this movie.
Mike Myers
I don’t want anybody, whether it’s my grandchildren or any of our employees’ grandchildren, to have to apologise for working for Ford Motor Company. In fact, I want the opposite. I want them to look and say, ‘What a difference we made!’
William Clay Ford, Jr.
“Grandmother” doesn’t mean that you have gray hair and you retire and stay home cooking cakes for your grandchildren.
Carine Roitfeld
Six of my 12 grandchildren are black.
Agnes Gund
The truth is the Republican leadership has created a credit card Congress that is recklessly selling out the future of America, our children and our grandchildren, and President Bush is the most fiscally irresponsible President in the history of America.
Dennis Cardoza
It’s humbling to think that all animals, including human beings, are parasites of the plant world.
Isaac Asimov
Grandchildren now don’t write a thank you for the Christmas presents. They are walking on their pants with their cap on backward, listening to the Enema Man and Snoopy, Snoopy Poop Dog.
Alan K. Simpson
I have four grandchildren now and I love being a granny.
Sunny Ozell
God is the great mysterious motivator of what we call nature, and it has often been said by philosophers, that nature is the will of God. And I prefer to say that nature is the only body of God that we shall ever see.
Frank Lloyd Wright
The ideal death, I think, is what was the ideal Victorian death, you know, with your grandchildren around you, a bit of sobbing. And you say goodbye to your loved ones, making certain that one of them has been left behind to look after the shop.
Terry Pratchett
I travelled through the night in a bus with the Kentucky Tea Party en route to a massive rally in Washington. For the most part I found them decent, self-reliant, regular Americans who feared the American Dream was now over, not just for them but for their children and grandchildren.
Andrew Neil
The importance of hard work was a message I learned from my parents, and that is something I worked to pass on to my kids and grandchildren. Winning is important, and you should want to win, but the main priority is to strive to be the best.
Bret Hart
I see humanity now as one vast plant, needing for its highest fulfillment only love, the natural blessings of the great outdoors, and intelligent crossing and selection.
Luther Burbank
My hope for the planet is my children and grandchildren.
Joanne Woodward
The only thing that ultimately matters is to eat an ice-cream cone, play a slide trombone, plant a small tree, good God, now you’re free.
Ray Manzarek
Most summers we went to Bangladesh and stayed in Grandad’s village, filled with relatives. I’m one of 67 grandchildren.
Nadiya Hussain
Even if her children or grandchildren are willing to spend their own money to keep grandma alive, when bureaucrats control the necessary technology or medication they may decide that it is not for sale.
Thomas Sowell
The physician can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his client to plant vines – so they should go as far as possible from home to build their first buildings.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Grandparents are there to help the child get into mischief they haven’t thought of yet.
Gene Perret
My last son is leaving to go to college; my grandchildren are being born. My mother is living with me.
Sally Field
Let no family go into eternity without having left their memoirs for their children, their grandchildren, and their posterity.
Spencer W. Kimball
The ultimate test of a man’s conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.
Gaylord Nelson
We have to show leadership in protecting our environment so that we have a future for our children and grandchildren.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Two things I dislike about my granddaughter – when she won’t take her afternoon nap, and when she won’t let me take mine.
Gene Perret
The secret of improved plant breeding, apart from scientific knowledge, is love.
Luther Burbank
Grandchildren are God’s reward for not killing your kids.
Tony Campolo
A grandmother’s special calling is to pray and to be a fellow worker in the battle in which her children or her grandchildren are engaged.
Elisabeth Elliot
The sun setting on the Ucayali, with the Andean foothills in the background, and the taste of freshly cut papaya in my mouth, restoring a body utterly shattered, made for one of those ‘ones to tell the grandchildren’ memories.
Mark Barrowcliffe
What we are effectively doing, I say this to the young people of America whom my colleagues represent, is leaving our children and grandchildren the tab for fighting a war, letting them pay for the lion’s share of it by simply adding it to the national debt.
John Spratt
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.
Fanny Fern
The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another’s, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises.
Leo Buscaglia
We are often sad and suffer a lot when things change, but change and impermanence have a positive side. Thanks to impermanence, everything is possible. Life itself is possible… If your daughter is not impermanent, she cannot grow up to become a woman. Then your grandchildren would never manifest.
Nhat Hanh
I read Shakespeare and the Bible, and I can shoot dice. That’s what I call a liberal education.
Tallulah Bankhead
I won’t cook in deep fat. Years ago, I met a fireman who said most kitchen fires were caused by deep fat, and I don’t think that’s changed. Oven chips are good enough for my grandchildren, and they’re chuffed with that.
Mary Berry
The good Lord gave me eight grandchildren, and I am convinced that through schools like Desert Christian that we are going to overwhelm the adversaries, not just with bombs and bullets, but with the demonstration of Christian principles.
Oliver North
I get up every morning and I’m grateful for everything that has happened. I go through my list about being grateful for my children and grandchildren, and for the really remarkable life that I have been able to have.
Madeleine Albright
None of my 22 grandchildren have genetics played. Three of my four boys were golf pros, but I think they all sort of said, “You know, I’m not going to push” with their children. I was the same with my kids. I said, “You know, if they want to play golf, that’s fine, but I’m not going to push them.”
Jack Nicklaus
Baseball, more than any other sport, has a magical way of connecting fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, grandparents and grandchildren and ancestors back down the line. – From The Brooklyn Nine
Alan Gratz
I am convinced that if we do not decisively win the struggle over the nature of America, by the time [his grandchildren are] my age they will be in a secular atheist country, potentially one dominated by radical Islamists and with no understanding of what it once meant to be an American.
Newt Gingrich
We are the ancestors of our grandchildren’s children. We look after them, just as our ancestors look after us. We aren’t here for ourselves. We are here for each other and for the children of our grandchildren.
Roy Sesana
Career politicians in D.C. have shirked their responsibility to us for decades. At every turn, they’ve kicked the can down the road, pushing the burdens of our problems and our debts onto our children and grandchildren.
Mike Braun
I have four daughters and eight grandchildren. My soul lives on in them. That’s immortality. That’s the only immortality I care about.
Ray Bradbury
It’s been in the back of my head for five or six years, but more on the local level to get involved and try to create a better environment for my children and grandchildren.
Jon Runyan
I want my children and my grandchildren to live in a world with clean air, pure drinking water, and an abundance of wildlife, so I’ve chosen to dedicate my life to wildlife conservation so I can make the world just a little bit better.
Bindi Irwin
To permit a private or industrial actor to knowingly pollute our groundwater is unacceptable, and I do not believe in passing the buck to our children and grandchildren.
Chris Sununu
I’m a widower with three sons and seven grandchildren. One of my sons is my partner on the ranch.
Wilford Brimley
My mother isolated herself from all family and friends for some 20 years. And never met her grandchild, my son.
Laura Schlessinger
With your own children, you love them immediately – and with grandchildren, it’s exactly the same.
Kevin Whately
One painter ought never to imitate the manner of any other; because in that case he cannot be called the child of nature, but the grandchild. It is always best to have recourse to nature, which is replete with such abundance of objects, than to the productions of other masters, who learnt everything from her.
Leonardo da Vinci
As adults, we realize that the real future lies in the hands of our children and grandchildren. Our first priority should be the nurturing and education of America’s youth.
Margaret Cuomo
My first generation of young readers now have not only children, but some of them have grandchildren to whom they’re introducing their old passion.
Diane Duane
Should we now explain to UK couples who plan a family that stopping at two children, or at least having one less than first intended, is the simplest and biggest contribution anyone can make to leaving a habitable planet for our grandchildren?
John Guillebaud
All of our competitors around the world, every country is investing more in infrastructure as a percentage of their GDP than we are. And down the road our children and grandchildren will have to compete with that more and more.
Douglas R. Oberhelman
I look at [Toronto] and think well, perhaps my grandchildren will someday look at this stuff with the sort of appreciation I once held for Art Deco. Although I’ve come to find Art Deco quite creepy too.
William Gibson
I want to tell mayors, county chiefs and heads of big companies: don’t just chase GDP growth; don’t chase the biggest profits at the expense of our children and grandchildren and at the cost of sacrificing our ecological environment.
Chen Guangbiao
I was nice to the people in the Philippines for the two and a half years I was there, because I knew evenВ­tually I’d have to kiss up to them so my grandchildren could have toys.
Don Rickles
Does being born into a Christian family make one a Christian? No! God has no grandchildren.
Corrie Ten Boom
I’m Nancy Pelosi, but my grandchildren call me Mimi. For me, politics is an extension of my role as a mother and a grandmother. For the Democratic women of the House, our work is not about the next election, but rather the next generation.
Nancy Pelosi
We owe it to our service men and women and their families, who sacrificed so much for our country, to find out the answers they deserve and make care and treatment for them, their children, and their grandchildren a priority.
Elizabeth Esty
I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It’s just that the translations have gone wrong.
John Lennon
The war is for the family. The battle for their children’s education and their grandchildren’s freedom is as real to them as if they could witness the clangs of bayonets on the field or hear the blasts of mortars in the harbor.
Oliver DeMille
I have never once regretted missing a business opportunity so that I could be with my children and grandchildren.
Mitt Romney
I want to see my grandchildren grow up. I want to be there for my friends. I want to be able to love the person in my life. I want to work. I want to do something I’ve never done, which is save money. I’ve never bought anything. I have nothing.
Marianne Faithfull
For all of our history, it has been an article of faith that we in America bestow unto our children and grandchildren a nation that is stronger than the one we were given.
Kim Reynolds
It helps parents to feel better if we remind them of our failures with them! And how they turned out just fine despite our imperfections…. We never get over needing nurturing parents. The more we comfort our own adult children, the more they can comfort our grandchildren.
Eda LeShan
I’m sure no intelligent white person, in his or her right white mind, want black men and women marrying their white sons and daughters and in return introducing their grandchildren to half brown, kinky haired black people.
Muhammad Ali
I am all about new beginnings. A new grandchild, another new hairstyle, a new email account. Why not a new relationship with the press?
Hillary Clinton
Is there nothing I have done which will outlive me, other than the opprobrium of my first wife and sons and grandchildren? Do I care? Doesn’t everybody? Poor me. Poor practically everybody, with so little durable good to leave behind!
Kurt Vonnegut
When our most important issue is the debt that we’re piling on our children and grandchildren, I think it’s pretty helpful to have someone in the U.S. Senate who has actually managed billions of dollars and knows how to cut billions of dollars.
Carly Fiorina
Rather than seeking to stem the tide, our educators, politicians, and judges aid the advance of godlessness. This cannot continue if our children and grandchildren are to live in a country that still recognises God and upholds religious liberty.
Franklin Graham
An hour with your grandchildren can make you feel young again. Anything longer than that, and you start to age quickly.
Gene Perret
It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees.
George Eliot
We have a moral responsibility to protect the earth and ensure that our children and grandchildren have a healthy and sustainable environment in which to live.
Jim Clyburn
At home, I have a wife, fortunately, and my children are all grown, and I have many grandchildren. I spend weekends with my grandchildren; I adore them.
I. M. Pei
Someone said to me the other day: “Well, you’re eventually going to live until 110.” And I said: “Well, who’s going to keep me? What age do I retire? 100?” How are you going to live all those years and who is going to keep you doing it? I have a couple of grandchildren now so I’m banking on them.
Michael Caine
Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation.
Lois Wyse
I don’t read young adult or children’s books, now that my grandchildren are beyond the age of my reading to them. I read reviews, and so I’m aware of what’s out there. But I tend not to read the books.
Lois Lowry
Grandchildren don’t stay young forever, which is good because Pop-pops have only so many horsey rides in them.
Gene Perret
Beautiful old people are works of art.
Eleanor Roosevelt
Posterity is the patriotic name for grandchildren.
Art Linkletter
Your sons weren’t made to like you. That’s what grandchildren are for.
Jane Smiley
After I retire, for some time at least, I will spend my time with my grandchildren and my family members, because all these years, 50 years, I have not been able to give my time to them.
Pratibha Patil
The ball laughs, radiant, in the air. He brings her down, puts her to sleep, showers her with compliments, dances with her, and seeing such things never before seen his admirers pity their unborn grandchildren who will never see them.
Eduardo Galeano
Sometimes it may seem as if progress is stalled but what history of post-war Germany shows is that strength and determination and focus and adherence to the values that we care about will result in a better future for our children and our grandchildren.
Barack Obama
For myself I hold no preferences among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous. Bricks to all greenhouses! Black thumb and cutworm to the potted plant!
Edward Abbey
Our members are very much maligned. Obviously the average age is 60 something, but they all have children and grandchildren, they understand what we need to do, they want to win.
Francis Maude
I’ve done everything I’ve wanted to do. I have three children, I have grandchildren, I have books, I did movies, I’ve directed movies, I’ve done almost everything I’ve wanted to do.
Carl Reiner
Few things are more delightful than grandchildren fighting over your lap.
Doug Larson
If we do not act to curb climate change immediately, we will leave our children and grandchildren an unrecognizable planetIt is the poor, those least responsible for climate change and least able to afford adaptation, who would suffer the most.
Jim Yong Kim
The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
Nelson Henderson
It’s now our responsibility to prove to ourselves, to other nations, and especially to our children and our grandchildren, that politics is full of fun; politics has some wisdom. Politics is freedom.
Joko Widodo
I don’t put off any time with my grandchildren. I don’t put off a thing.
Lynn Redgrave
I am the age of the some of the grandparents that are bringing their young grandchildren to hear the music. I have been fortunate enough to see multiple generations of families come see my shows.
Sam Bush
If you’re glued together right and honorable, you will succeed. Get in there and get rid of stupidities and avoid bad people. Try teaching that to your grandchildren. The best way is by example. Fix yourself.
Charlie Munger
Everyone needs to have access both to grandparents and grandchildren in order to be a full human being.
Margaret Mead
Well, you know, my wife and I have eight children. We have now 19 grandchildren.
Mike DeWine
Now that I’m a grandfather myself, I realize that the best thing about having grandkids is that you get the kid for the best part of the ride – kind of like owning a car for only the first 10,000 miles. You can have your grandchildren for a couple of days and then turn them back over to the parents.
Willard Scott
I am one of 40 grandchildren. What bothers me about the whole trust-fund thing is that it sort of presumes that everything is handed to you. And if there is one thing about my family that I do identify with, it is that everyone is extremely hardworking.
Rooney Mara
The cars that our children and grandchildren will be driving in the future will be greener as a result of high-tech lessons learned.
Ron Dennis
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
I am very grateful for the success, because it has given me the freedom to write without pressure, in my own way, and has enabled me to maintain my family and educate my children and grandchildren, as well as to create a Foundation to empower women and girls.
Isabel Allende
As apostles and prophets, we are concerned not only for our children and grandchildren but for yours as well – and for each of God’s children.
Russell M. Nelson
Didn’t we, like our grandchildren, begin with a childhood we thought would never end? Now, all of a sudden, I’m older than my parents were when I thought they were old.
Lois Wyse
My wife, my daughters, even my grandchildren are funny. You’ve got to keep a sense of humor because anger destroys you.
Michael Caine
You can plant a dream.
Anne Campbell
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
It ain’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to.
W. C. Fields
Even if my grandchildren don’t remember the fact that I scored 10,000 runs in Test and ODI cricket, I am confident that they will remember that Sachin Tendulkar used to be my team-mate.
Rahul Dravid
I don’t want my grandchildren to go through what I went through
Art Modell
When I think about the world I would like to leave to my daughter and the grandchildren I hope to have, it is a world that moves away from unequal, unstable, unsustainable interdependence to integrated communities – locally, nationally and globally – that share the characteristics of all successful communities.
William J. Clinton
If we do not get our act together and transform our energy system away from fossil fuel, there is a real question as to the quality of the planet that we are going to be leaving our children and our grandchildren.
Bernie Sanders
Just as my father read to us as children, I used to read to my own children and now read to my grandchildren.
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
My life contains so many other things; I have my children, my grandchildren, my two dogs and a big place in the country. I have my own life.
Agnetha Faltskog
I am sure that if you plant the trees back again, it will do nothing but good.
Michael Fish
If you think about your and my grandchildren, this is what really worries me. I don’t want them – if I’m still alive by then – to say, ‘Why didn’t you do something about it?’, when you could have done.
Prince Charles
Leaders inspire us because they bring out the best in us.
Umair Haque
There is no time so short as the time between when your kids stop wrecking your furniture and your grandchildren start.
Mary Margaret McBride
I worry about my grandchildren because the Internet can be brutal.
Kris Jenner
When I want to be bold about my movement … I for sure do not call it exercise!
Mary Anne Radmacher
One day our grandchildren will go to museums to see what poverty was like.
Muhammad Yunus
I’m not as concerned about me. What’s happened to me has been great. I got five great kids. Seventeen grandchildren.
Joe Paterno
I’m a man with many defects. I love. I sing. I dream. I was born in the poor countryside. I was raised in the countryside, planting corn and selling sweets made by my grandmother. My children, my two daughters are with me and I want a better world for my grandchildren, for your grandchildren.
Hugo Chavez
By bringing current events into the classroom, everyday discussion, and social media, maybe we don’t need to wait for our grandchildren’s questions to remind us we should have paid more attention to current events.
Adora Svitak
Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.
Alex Haley
I’m not saying all seniors should be running a city or running a business, but I am saying seniors are good for a lot more than simply running a bath, baking cookies or babysitting grandchildren.
Hazel McCallion
Why do grandparents and grandchildren get along so well? The mother.
Claudette Colbert
I’ve had three wives, six children and six grandchildren and I still don’t understand women
John Wayne
Wilbur never forgot Charlotte. Although he loved her children and grandchildren dearly, none of the new spiders ever quite took her place in his heart. She was in a class by herself. It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer. Charlotte was both.
E. B. White
As a father and now a grandfather to three wonderful grandchildren, I know how magical the first year of a child’s life is but also how much hard work it takes. Being able to spend as much time as possible with your loved ones is absolutely vital, especially early on.
Richard Branson
My mother fought cancer for almost a decade and died at 56. She held out long enough to meet the first of her grandchildren and to hold them in her arms. But my other children will never have the chance to know her and experience how loving and gracious she was.
Angelina Jolie
All of us would like to have our children and their grandchildren grow up with at least the level of prosperity that we had. In the U.S., we seem to be very selfish because the older generation is not making the sacrifices.
Henry Paulson
I just want to do some movies that my children and my grandchildren would be proud of. That’s my yardstick.
Eva Marie Saint