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Granted Quotes and Sayings
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Please enjoy these Granted Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

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

Related topics: Spiritual Inspirational Wisdom Live-By Gratitude

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

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

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

 

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Don't fear your mortality, because it is this very
mortality that gives meaning and depth and poignancy
to all the days that will be granted to you.
- Paul Tsongas

Through persistent dedication, Susan B. Anthony, and
other remarkable leaders,
women were finally granted the right to vote in 1920.
- Louise Slaughter

No other country on earth could have provided such
tremendous opportunities and we should never take the
privilege of our citizenship for granted.
- Jane D. Hull

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

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

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

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

Let sovereignty be granted us over a portion of the
earth's surface large enough to satisfy our rightful
requirements as a nation.
The rest we shall manage for ourselves.
- Theodor Herzl

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

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

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

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

Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted...
but to weigh and consider.
- Francis Bacon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The greater the artist, the greater the doubt.
Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize.
- Robert Hughes

The real end of prayer is not so much to get this or
that single desire granted,
as to put human life into full and joyful conformity with the will of God.
- Charles Bent

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

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

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

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

It's human nature to start taking things for granted
again when danger isn't banging loudly on the door.
- David Hackworth

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

Certainly, in Italy, nobody takes light for granted.
- Barbara Steele

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

I always took it for granted that there would be life after Hollywood.
- Esther Williams

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

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

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

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

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

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 try to keep my head on straight and take nothing for granted.
- Anna Faris

No poet or novelist wishes he were the only one who ever lived,
but most of them wish they were the only one alive,
and quite a number fondly believe their wish has been granted.
- W. H. Auden

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

Freedom granted only when it is known beforehand that
its effects will be beneficial is not freedom.
- Friedrich August von Hayek

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

What most experimenters take for granted before they
begin their experiments is infinitely more interesting
than any results to which their experiments lead.
- Norbert Wiener

But his kiss was so sweet, and so closely he pressed,
that I languished and pined till I granted the rest.
- John Gay

One thing must be granted to the rich:
they are goodnatured.
- William Graham Sumner

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

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

Drafting a constitution is only the first step.
The constitution has to be granted legitimacy by open discussion and a fair,
representative referendum.
- Emma Bonino

When all of your wishes are granted,
many of your dreams will be destroyed.
- Marilyn Manson

How quickly we forget God's great deliverances in our lives.
How easily we take for granted the miracles he performed in our past.
- David Wilkerson

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

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


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