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Granted Quotes

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The enlightened give thanks
for what most people take for granted.
- Michael Beckwith

Related topics: Spiritual Inspirational Wisdom Live-By Gratitude

Since it is not granted to us to live long,
let us transmit to posterity some memorial that we have at least lived.
- E. Joseph Cossman

As soon as man does not take his existence for granted,
but beholds it as something
unfathomably mysterious, thought begins.
- Albert Schweitzer

NO ONE has been granted the authority to tell me
how my life should be lived.
I answer only to myself and to Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

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

Day by day we should weigh what we have
granted to the spirit of the world
against what we have denied to the spirit of Jesus,
in thought and especially in deed.
- Albert Schweitzer

What do you take for granted?
It is human nature to take everything for granted -
our companions, our homes,
our electricity, our TVs and computers.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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I can't tell you if genius is hereditary,
because heaven has granted me no offspring.
- James Whistler

But what a cruel thing is war
to separate and destroy families and friends,
and mar the purest joys and happiness
God has granted us in this world,
to fill our hearts with hatred
instead of love for our neighbors,
and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world!
- Robert E. Lee

I have only ever made one prayer to God,
a very short one: O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.
And God granted it.
- Voltaire

As is the case with many Middle Eastern nations,
women are nowhere near equal to men when it comes to
basic freedoms and rights that we take for granted every day.
- Ginny B. Waite

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

When it comes to life the critical thing is whether
you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

If I could be granted a wish, I'd shine in your eye like a jewel.
- Bette Midler

Great God of the Ants, thou hast granted victory to thy servants.
I appoint thee honorary Colonel.
- Karel Capek

Do not be misled by the fact that you are at liberty and relatively free;
that for the moment you are not under lock and key:
you have simply been granted a reprieve.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski

Granted, there are times when, for business reasons,
you do something that's more mainstream.
But even then, I try to find something that has a dark or subversive aspect.
- Ryan Phillippe

Why does a man take it for granted that a girl who
flirts with him wants him to kiss her -
when,
nine times out of ten, she only wants him to want to kiss her?
- Helen Rowland

But only a brief moment is granted to the brave one breath or two,
whose wage is the long nights of the grave.
- Muhammad Iqbal

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

The most important of all rights is the right to life,
and I cannot foresee a day when domesticated animals
will be granted that right in law.
- J. M. Coetzee

I worked three and then six hours a day in my studio
with strict discipline and emotion.
I obtained awards usually granted to other foreigners
during the end-of-year admission tests.
- Ralph Allen

Education is important because, first of all,
people need to know that discrimination still exists.
It is still real in the workplace, and we should not take that for granted.
- Alexis Herman

We cannot forget the little things we take for granted
in America that remain the disdain of dictators and
terrorists throughout the world.
- Trent Lott

In the best farce to-day we start with some absurd
premise as to character or situation,
but if the premises be once granted we move logically enough to the ending.
- George P. Baker

This position is untenable, and there can be no pause
in the agitation for full political power and responsibility
until these are granted to all the women of the nation.
- Florence Kelley

Day after day we must remember we can take freedom for granted.
Day after day we must keep the bond between freedom
and other values in mind.
- Jan Peter Balkenende

I think we take it for granted that if you are with
your husband after 30 years,
then he is the love of your life.
- Sue Townsend

Most of us readily take things for granted that at
an earlier time remained to be discovered.
- Robert A. Dahl

Maturity - among other things, the unclouded happiness of the child at play,
who takes it for granted that he is at one with his play-mates.
- Dag Hammarskjold

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

I guess they just took it for granted that that was
what I was interested in and let nature take its course.
- Clyde Tombaugh

The Free State men, myself among them,
took it for granted that Missouri was a slave state.
- Buffalo Bill

I invented my life by taking for granted that everything
I did not like would have an opposite,
which I would like.
- Coco Chanel

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

Families, particularly, tend to be the ones that you
take the most for granted.
They seem to slip under the radar, all those important things -
it almost becomes second nature to do so.
- Adam Garcia

Time granted does not necessarily coincide with time
that can be most fully used.
- Tillie Olsen

Sometimes Aristotle analyses his terms,
but very often he takes them for granted;
and in the latter case,
I think, he is sometimes deceived by them.
- Gilbert Murray

I was in my yard and thought that the tree was a living being.
We take trees for granted.
We don't believe they are as much alive as we are.
- Ziggy Marley

In sum, we took energy for granted, assuming when we flipped the switch,
the lights would go on and assuming that there would
always be plenty of cheap fuel for our vehicles.
- Mac Thornberry

I think that every year that the New York City Ballet
is alive is worthy of celebration.
Because otherwise the terrible thing is just that we take it for granted.
- John Guare

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

Firstly, people take for granted that the E.U.
has created the biggest economic space in the world.
- Peter Mandelson

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

For more than two centuries, the defenders of liberty
have put their lives on the line,
because they have known that we cannot take our freedoms for granted.
- Virgil Goode

Kosovo is a small country but it also has a lot of
riches that were granted to us by God.
- Ibrahim Rugova

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

Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four.
If that is granted, all else follows.
- George Orwell

I have never made but one prayer to God,
a very short one: "O Lord make my enemies ridiculous."
And God granted it.
- Voltaire

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

I also take it as granted that every created thing,
and consequently the created monad also,
is subject to change, and indeed that this change is continual in each one.
- Gottfried Leibniz

I keep my friends as misers do their treasure,
because, of all the things granted us by wisdom,
none is greater or better than friendship.
- Pietro Aretino

Never just run through a study because you happen to be familiar with it,
but use it to see what you can get from it on this
new day which has been granted you.
- James Galway

Having children made us look differently at all these
things that we take for granted,
like taking your child to get a vaccine against measles or polio.
- Melinda Gates

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

Granted, the writers, directors, producers,
and that community make a great deal of money.
But they might be choosing to do a whole lot of other
things for the living they make.
- Norman Lear

I consider myself an artist.
God granted me some gifts so that I could express myself artistically.
- Don Johnson

I take it for granted that you do not wish to hear
an echo from the pulpit nor from the theological class-room.
- Asa Gray

Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity
for taking things for granted.
- Aldous Huxley

It is also, I would guess, a universal that in all
societies people value respectability granted to them.
- Kenneth L. Pike

I hope this view of the question may be a mistaken one,
because it does not seem to me very unlikely that the
suffrage will be granted to women.
- John Bright

That's an interesting question.
I would say that in general Americans know very little about the law.
It's one of those things that most of us take for granted.
- Christopher Darden

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

And I highly recommend for all the women in the world,
even if they're 71, you can never take for granted that he loves you.
It's always good to flirt with him.
It's a great sport.
- Salma Hayek

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

In July, 1892, fate suddenly granted me financial independence.
- Carl Spitteler

I never take anything for granted.
I may slip any minute.
- Eartha Kitt

But we cannot just take this historical fact for granted.
We must make it live.
- Wendell Willkie

Awareness requires a rupture with the world we take for granted;
then old categories of experience are called into question and revised.
- Shoshana Zuboff

I don't want to take fame for granted because that
is when you start to think you are better than everyone else.
That is when you start thinking that you are someone that you are not.
- Mandy Moore

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


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