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Taken For Granted Quotes


"Blessings taken for granted are often forgotten." - Elisabeth Elliot

"Unity cannot be taken for granted." - Jomo Kenyatta

"Freedom under the law must never be taken for granted." - Margaret Thatcher

"I think women are often taken for granted." - Sheila Johnson

"Been taken for granted? Imagine how God feels." - Anonymous

"I don't like being taken for granted anywhere in life. I don't want my vote taken for granted." - Rob Lowe

"I want justice to be so pervasive that it will be taken for granted, just as injustice is taken for granted today." - Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

"All your youth you want to have your greatness taken for granted; when you find it taken for granted, you are unnerved." - Elizabeth Bowen

"There is no substitute for the comfort supplied by the utterly taken-for-granted relationship." - Iris Murdoch

"Our present control of the sea is so absolute that it is sometimes taken for granted." - Chester W Nimitz

"I want to become acutely aware of all I've taken for granted." - Sylvia Plath

"Traveling can never be taken for granted, no matter how meticulous the preparations." - Eugene Linden

"Getting anything changes it from being desirable to just being taken for granted." - Anonymous

"Without a yardstick sometimes the high points can be taken for granted." - Jasper Fforde

"Nothing taken for granted; everything received with gratitude; everything passed on with grace." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Condiments are like old friends - highly thought of, but often taken for granted." - Marilyn Kaytor

"No 'we' should be taken for granted when the subject is looking at other people's pain." - Susan Sontag

"Caring about what you are doing is considered either unimportant or taken for granted." - Robert M Pirsig

"Even the smallest victory is never to be taken for granted. Each victory must be applauded..." - Audre Lorde

"Your talent is your art. It is not to be taken for granted." - Paula Abdul

"When you have things taken away, you promise you'll never take anything for granted ever again." - Chuck Pagano

"There is absolutely nothing that can be taken for granted in this world." - Robert Anton Wilson

"The popular will cannot be taken for granted, it must be created." - Herbert Croly

"Revolution today is taken for granted, and in consequence becomes rather dull." - Wyndham Lewis

"Every original idea is first ridiculed, then vigorously attacked, and finally taken for granted." - Arthur Schopenhauer

"Every gain made by individuals or society is almost instantly taken for granted." - Aldous Huxley

"For as long as anyone can remember, reliable, cheap electricity has been taken for granted in the United States." - Alex Berenson

"Being taken for granted is an unpleasant but sincere form of praise. Ironically, the more reliable you are and the less you complain, the more likely you are to be taken for granted." - Gretchen Rubin

"Being taken for granted is an unpleasant but sincere form of praise. Ironically, the more reliable you are, and the less you complain, the more likely you are to be taken for granted." - Gretchen Rubin

"Nothin' taken for granted, just learn from my mistakes. My will too strong, my spirit's somethin' they can't take." - Slim the Mobster

"Life is a thin narrowness of taken-for-granted, a plank over a canyon in a fog." - Rose Wilder Lane

"Like winds and sunsets, wild things were taken for granted until progress began to do away with them" - Aldo Leopold

"To be moral involves taking a position towards that matrix, thinking critically about what is taken for granted." - Maxine Greene

"The simple process of focusing on things that are normally taken for granted is a powerful source of creativity." - Edward De Bono

"Too many people realize at the end of their lives that they've taken for granted those who really love them." - Lesley M. M. Blume

"It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you." - Dick Cheney

"Periods of cooperation between political parties shouldn't be taken for granted; they are a stunning human achievement." - Paul Bloom

"Why is it taken for granted that women should earn less than men? No! They have the same rights." - Pope Francis

"So much of liberalism in its classical sense is taken for granted in the west today and even disrespected. We take freedom for granted, and because of this we don't understand how incredibly vulnerable it is." - Niall Ferguson

"Freedom cannot be granted. It must be taken." - Max Stirner

"Sometimes it just feels so amazing to finally stand up for yourself. I highly recommend it. Life is too short to be taken for granted." - Demi Lovato

"It may be taken for granted that, rash as the Americans are, when they are prudent there is good reason for it." - Jules Verne

"Ive never taken for granted what weve had, not for one single game, not one single practice, ... Ive truly been blessed." - Peyton Manning

"Patriotism is strong nationalistic feeling for a country whose borders and whose legitimacy and whose ethnic composition is taken for granted." - Michael Ignatieff

"It may be taken for granted that, rash as Americans usually are, when they are prudent, there is good reason for it." - Jules Verne

"Life is a thin narrowness of taken-for-granted, a plank over a canyon in a fog. There is something under our feet, the taken-for-granted. A table is a table, food is food, we are we-because we don't question these things. And science is the enemy because it is the questioner. Faith saves our souls alive by giving us a universe of the taken-for-granted." - Rose Wilder Lane

"It is always to be taken for granted, that those who oppose an equality of rights never mean the exclusion should take place on themselves." - Thomas Paine

"When you meet someone you really like and connect with, I think that's very special, and not to be taken for granted." - Aziz Ansari

"Yes, I know. Death sits with his key in my lock. Not one day is taken for granted. Even nursery rhymes have put me in hock." - Anne Sexton

"Freedom is like health, it is taken for granted while one has it. One becomes aware of it when it has gone." - Henry Wallich

"She didn't want to be reminded of her past or how different her present was from the future she'd taken for granted." - Freya North

"Some of the greatest poetry is revealing to the reader the beauty in something that was so simple you had taken it for granted." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

"This is the charged, the dangerous moment, when everything must be re-examined, must be made new, when nothing at all can be taken for granted." - James A Baldwin

"Friendship is a simple thing, and yet complicated; friendship is on the surface, something natural, something taken for granted, and yet underneath one could find worlds." - Jamaica Kincaid

"The social side of Washington was to be taken for granted as three-fourths of existence. Politics and reform became the detail, and waltzing the profession" - Henry Adams

"Remember, remember, this is now, and now, and now. Live it, feel it, cling to it. I want to become acutely aware of all I've taken for granted." - Sylvia Plath

"In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted." - Bertrand Russell

"All too often the Democratic Party has taken the black vote for granted, and all too often the Republican Party has written it off." - Jack Kemp

"Yet food is something that is taken for granted by most world leaders despite the fact that more than half of the population of the world is hungry." - Norman Borlaug

"The principal achievement of Europe is peace, which we often forget about as it has become so taken for granted by Europeans." - Dominique De Villepin

"Being taken for granted can be a compliment. It means that you've become a comfortable, trusted element in another person's life." - Joyce Brothers

"In the Far East, it is taken for granted that the training of a monk is physically rigorous and academically challenging." - Frederick Lenz

"Being born and raised as a Californian, I somewhat ignorantly had taken for granted the diversity and liberal mindset that shaped my childhood and adult life." - Carre Otis

"Take no moment for granted." - Christina Applegate

"Don't take things for granted." - Allen Evangelista

"People take reality for granted." - Teller

"Never take anything for granted." - Benjamin Disraeli

"We live in a very peculiar world. Democracy isn't discussed, as if it was taken for granted, as if democracy had taken God's place, who is also not discussed." - Jose Saramago

"Our democracy is not something to be taken for granted. You have to fight for it. You have to commit yourself to working for it - for the long haul." - Keith Ellison

"I try to encourage people to think for themselves, to question standard assumptions... Don't take assumptions for granted. Begin by taking a skeptical attitude toward anything that is conventional wisdom. Make it justify itself. It usually can't. Be willing to ask questions about what is taken for granted. Try to think things through for yourself." - Noam Chomsky

"It must not simply be taken for granted that a given set of ill-assorted people, for no other reason than because it is Christmas, will be joyful to be reunited and to break bread together." - M F K Fisher

"We have all of us to some extent become inured to a culture where viciousness and depravity are simply taken for granted, like some hideous wallpaper we have lived with for years." - Roger Kimball

"For something to be great, there has to be some kind of trial or some type of struggle that actually makes it special or valuable to you. Otherwise, anything could be easily taken for granted." - Hayley Williams

"Nothing can be taken for granted and this great achievement is now under assault by Russia. But what we did in my time is no less honorable. It is for the present generation to defend." - Daniel Fried

"[T]he presence of feminism in our lives is taken for granted. For our generation, feminism is like fluoride. We scarcely notice we have it - it's simply in the water." - Amy Richards

"I have not been that wise. Health I have taken for granted. Love I have demanded, perhaps too much and too often. As for money, I have only realized its true worth when I didn't have it." - Hedy Lamarr

"For so long people have just taken what I do for granted. It is not easy to do year-in, year-out, to win Grand Slams and be No. 1." - Pete Sampras

"The long view of the Census bureau allows some changes that are taken for granted to be studied in more detail. Everyone knows, for example, that people get married later than they used to." - Bill Dedman

"Father was the eldest son and the heir apparent, and he set the standard for being a Rockefeller very high, so every achievement was taken for granted and perfection was the norm." - David Rockefeller

"Franklin D. Roosevelt was fortunate: He didn't take office until nearly four years after the Wall Street crash, by which time the Republicans' responsibility for the Depression was taken for granted." - Tina Brown

"uproar against a new idea, and laws to prevent anybody's accepting it, nearly always can be regarded as a signal that the new idea is just about to be taken for granted. ... they didn't start making laws to prohibit the teaching of evolution until everybody was about to take it for granted." - Gwen Bristow

"You cant take good health for granted." - Jack Osbourne

"I am not taking anything for granted." - Tim Kaine

"I don't take anything for granted." - Steve Yzerman

"I don't ever take anything for granted." - Kate Mara

"I don't take anything for granted." - Lena Headey

"I don't take anything for granted." - Bubba Watson

"You can't take life for granted." - Jennifer Lopez

"You can't take good health for granted." - Jack Osbourne

"Only greatly insolent people establish a religious law which is to be taken for granted by others, which should be accepted by everyone on faith, without any discussion or doubts. Why must people do this?" - Leo Tolstoy

"If you're a painter, it's simply taken for granted that you'll spend a lot of time in museums studying great paintings, but if you're a cartoonist, it used to be very hard to see an original cartoon drawing." - Bill Watterson

"Every gain made by individuals or societies is almost instantly taken for granted. The luminous ceiling toward which we raise our longing eyes becomes, when we have climbed to the next floor, a stretch of disregarded linoleum beneath our feet." - Aldous Huxley

"Everyone has experienced that truth: that love, like a running brook, is disregarded, taken for granted; but when the brook freezes over, then people begin to remember how it was when it ran, and they want it to run again." - Khalil Gibran

"Such a little thing really, a kiss... most people don't give it a moment's consideration. They kiss on meeting, they kiss on parting, that simple touching of flesh is taken entirely for granted as a basic human right." - Sarah Kay

"I've always assumed he'd be around to be, you know, yelled at and taken for granted. And of course I was wrong. Nobody's going to put up with that forever." - MaryJanice Davidson

"I'm amazed at what I have taken for granted. How to truly take in our situation I don't know, but I wish I had started asking myself that question earlier than I did." - Marilynne Robinson

"It has come, I know not how, to be taken for granted, by many persons, that Christianity is not so much a subject of inquiry; but that it is, now at length, discovered to be fictitious." - Samuel Butler (poet)

"Remember, remember, this is now, and now, and now. Live it, feel it, cling to it. I want to become acutely aware of all I"ve taken for granted." - Sylvia Plath

"Culture is the deeper level of basic assumptions and beliefs that are shared by members of an organization, that operate unconsciously and define in a basic 'taken for granted' fashion an organization's view of its self and its environment." - Edgar Schein

"It seems to me the mark of a civilized society that certain privileges should be taken for granted such as education, health care and the safety to walk the streets." - Alan Bennett

"People don't want to be understood - I mean not completely. It's too destructive. Then they haven't anything left. They don't want complete sympathy or complete understanding. They want to be treated carelessly and taken for granted lots of times." - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"...had always taken for granted that the whole world was in a state of constantly fluctuating madness, and that a neurosis was not an illness, but a fact of life, like pimples." - Anne Fortier

"You could not turn off love- even the rather absent, sometimes taken for granted love- the way you'd turn off a faucet. Love ran from the heart and the heart had it's own imperatives" - Stephen King

"No relationships should be taken for granted. They are what life is all about, the whole point. How we cultivate our relationships is often the greatest determinant of the type of life we get to live." - Gary Vaynerchuk

"Intellectual freedom means the right to re-examine much that has been long taken for granted. A free man must be a reasoning man, and he must dare doubt what a legislative or electoral majority may most passionately assert." - Robert H. Jackson

"I continue to believe when I said in Hanover, that the E.U. remains one of the world's great political and economic achievements, and that those achievements should not be taken for granted." - Barack Obama

"I think that what art can do is refresh our sense of justice, wake us up to what we've taken for granted in the political realm, as in the other realms." - Robert Hass

"We inherit from our ancestors gifts so often taken for granted... Each of us contains within... this inheritance of soul. We are links between the ages, containing past and present expectations, sacred memories and future promise." - Edward Sellner

"Somehow, it soon seemed taken for granted by all three of them that the trip was a settled thing; and the Rat, though still unconvinced in his mind, allowed his good-nature to over-ride his personal objections." - Kenneth Grahame

"The horrors of the Second World War, the chilling winds of the Cold War and the crushing weight of the Iron Curtain are little more than fading memories. Ideals that once commanded great loyalty are now taken for granted." - Jan Peter Balkenende

"As our cities have developed, they've built sometimes small villages or communities that were in place. And we've taken for granted all of that child care, the neighbourliness, the help that you get from people nearby." - Susan Oliver

"The media tends to portray the teenage world as one where drinking and sex is taken for granted. In fact, I think most teenagers don't drink, are unsure of themselves, and feel awkward around members of the opposite sex." - Louis Sachar

"The question is how to bring a work of imagination out of one language that was just as taken-for-granted by the persons who used it as our language is by ourselves. Nothing strange about it." - Robert Fitzgerald

"Well, one thing, you got to stand in a courtroom and listen to a judge sentencing you to 25 years in prison before you realize that freedom of expression can no longer be taken for granted." - Larry Flynt

"My years with failing vision have prompted me to learn about the nature of the eye and the incredible gift of sight, which I had always taken for granted until it began to slip away." - Henry Grunwald

"It's now taken for granted that women are in bands and you can say feminist things in your songs. But back in the early '90s, there was a lot of violence at Bikini Kill shows that people don't realize happened." - Kathleen Hanna

"A time is marked not so much by ideas that are argued about as by ideas that are taken for granted. The character of an era hangs upon what needs no defense." - Lawrence Lessig

"In life, so many things are taken for granted, but one thing I can honestly say is that I took every day, enjoyed the game of putting on that uniform and playing the great game of baseball." - Wade Boggs

"We don't really make bad records, though some people might like some more than others. And we have never really done a bad show. So I think in a way maybe we've been taken for granted." - Tom Petty

"Instead, I was interested in what I guess I could call narrative indeterminacy, in questioning the apparent, taken-for-granted authority of any particular representation of the events in question." - Peter Straub

"I still make sure to go, at least once every year, to a country where things cannot be taken for granted, and where there is either too much law and order or too little." - Christopher Hitchens

"This time, there were no drugs involved. The hours were completely normal daytime hours. I think we were able to appreciate the interplay, where before we had taken it for granted." - Lindsey Buckingham

"The gift of independence once granted cannot be lightly taken away again." - Robert Graves

"I think part of our faults as humans is that we are very arrogant and I think we have taken many things for granted because of the way European have taken us, which is a failure and for them to totally come out and accept is a failure." - Femi Kuti

"Do we take things for granted, or do we just feel were granted to take things?" - Anthony Liccione

"One day I found out that personal history was no longer necessary for me and, like drinking, I dropped it... Little by little you must create a fog around yourself; you must erase everything around you until nothing can be taken for granted, until nothing is any longer for sure, or real. Your problem now is that you're too real. Your endeavors are too real, your moods are too real. Don't take things so for granted. You must begin to erase yourself." - Carlos Castaneda

"we are far too used to the assumption that poetry and poets will be there when we want them, no matter how long they have been ignored, taken for granted, misused. After all, isn't poetry a form of prophecy, and aren't prophets known for their talent for flourishing in inhospitable deserts and other bleak surroundings? Maybe. But maybe not indefinitely." - Jan Clausen

"I am inspired by the professionalism of others. I believe there is an obligation to strive for excellence in what one is asked to do. No pains are too great, no revisions too tedious no matter how small the result. But I also believe that while humility should not be overdone, excellence should never be taken for granted, otherwise we stop reaching for it." - Densey Clyne

"I have learned that some of the nicest people you'll ever meet are those who have suffered a traumatic event or loss. I admire them for their strength, but most especially for their life gratitude - a gift often taken for granted by the average person in society." - Sasha Azevedo

"It's important not to take anything for granted." - Sachin Tendulkar

"Take nothing for granted as beautiful or ugly." - Frank Lloyd Wright

"The time for your labor has been granted." - Jorge Luis Borges

"I dont take my fans love and dedication for granted." - Wynonna Judd

"The great ones never take fundamentals for granted." - Twyla Tharp

"Life is a gift. Never take it for granted." - Sasha Azevedo

"Good kids are like sunsets. We take them for granted." - Erma Bombeck

"'Reality' is a notion that journalists take for granted." - Andrew O'Hagan

"In taking life for granted, we fail to notice it." - Stephen Batchelor

"People take the feeling of full for granted." - Marya Hornbacher

"Look at everything upside down.Take absolutely nothing for granted." - Dick Francis

"I live life and I don't take it for granted." - Tracy Morgan

"Life is beautiful. Look around. Don't take anything for granted." - Martha Williamson

"Never give up and take nothing for granted in life." - Dwyane Wade

"We take for granted how our mind puts everything together." - Robert Lanza

"'Reality' is a notion that journalists take for granted." - Andrew Ohagan

"I don't take a scene or word for granted." - Walton Goggins

"I don't take my fans' love and dedication for granted." - Wynonna Judd

"I took it all for granted, I'm sorry to say." - Dorothy Mcguire

"I tried never to take anything for granted." - Cilla Black

"I don't take any day for granted anymore." - Shania Twain



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