155 Taking Things For Granted Quotes To Inspire You

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Top 10 Taking Things For Granted Quotes (BEST)

  1. Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted. — Aldous Huxley
  2. When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude. — G. K. Chesterton
  3. We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude. — Cynthia Ozick
  4. Nothing is going to be handed to you -- you have to make things happen. — Florence Griffith Joyner
  5. I try to make images that have the immediate presence we take for granted in objects - a chair, a shoe, a book, a Judd - and compose them like sentences. — Michael Craig-Martin
  6. It's human nature to start taking things for granted again when danger isn't banging loudly on the door. — David Hackworth
  7. It is very easy to take for granted the phenomenon that we are each alive, but we must try not to. — Alex Grey
  8. Ungrateful people forget what they are not grateful for. — Ana Monnar
  9. I don't take things for granted, because everything feels more fragile. It's made me wonder about mortality and how long you've got somebody in the world. I'm more fearful than I used to be. — Robin Gibb
  10. The thing that sets Mars apart is that it is the one planet that is enough like Earth that you can imagine life possibly once having taken hold there. — Sayings

Short Taking Things For Granted Quotes

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  • God gives us the ugliness so we don't take the beautiful things in life for granted. — Colleen Hoover
  • To educate yourself for the feeling of gratitude means to take nothing for granted. — Albert Schweitzer
  • Most of us readily take things for granted that at an earlier time remained to be discovered — Robert A. Dahl
  • You are always learning; there is a lot of grey; don't take things for granted. — Lisa Marie Presley
  • Revolution today is taken for granted, and in consequence becomes rather dull. — Wyndham Lewis
  • I think now I'm being taken a little more seriously. That's pure conjecture on my part. — Sayings
  • The popular will cannot be taken for granted, it must be created. — Herbert Croly
  • I don't take anything for granted. — Bubba Watson
  • We will have to give up taking things for granted, even the apparently simple things. — John Desmond Bernal
  • Most things don't stay the way they are very long. — Richard Ford
Taking things for granted quote Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a
Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a few things twice.

Not Taking Things For Granted Quotes

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Poetry challenges you. Much of its importance is that it's one of the few places left in culture that makes things difficult-it asks you to think, to perceive and not to take for granted what we think about the world. — Dan Beachy-Quick

When something does not insist on being noticed, when we aren't grabbed by the collar or struck on the skull by a presence or an event, we take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude. — Cynthia Ozick

I'm not saving lives. I'm singing and I should go placidly and joyously through the whole thing and work hard and not take it for granted. It's great to have this gift. — Robert Plant

Taking things for granted quote Before you heal someone, ask him if he's willing to give up the things that made
Before you heal someone, ask him if he's willing to give up the things that made him sick.

In fact, we will have to give up taking things for granted, even the apparently simple things. We have to learn to understand nature and not merely to observe it and endure what it imposes on us. Stupidity, from being an amiable individual defect, has become a social crime. — John Desmond Bernal

When you're in danger of losing a thing it becomes precious and when it's around us, it's in tedious abundance and we take it for granted as if we're going to live forever, which we're not. — John McGahern

I had to adjust to living in a Third World country, which means that things people in the U.S. take for granted-like hot running water whenever you turn on the tap-are not always available. — Assata Shakur

I think people in England take things for granted, we complain about our NHS system and yes it's not perfect but believe me it's far better than what they've got here. — Alesha Dixon

Fortunately, because of the spread of smart devices, people take games for granted now. It's a good thing for us, because we do not have to worry about making games something that are relevant to general people's daily lives. — Shigeru Miyamoto

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 think that if you, as a comedian, are trying to be in people's face, then you've got to come up with new stuff every year. We're in a mass consumption phase where people take things for granted and want things to be instant when these are not things that can be instant. — Keenen Ivory Wayans

Never Taking Things For Granted Quotes

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Freedom can never be taken for granted. Each generation must safeguard it and extend it. Your parents and elders sacrificed much so that you should have freedom without suffering what they did. Use this precious right to ensure that the darkness of the past never returns. — Nelson Mandela

I never take anything for granted. I think it's very cool to still get excited about things. I get as excited now as I ever did when I get a chauffeur driven car pick me up and I stay in a fantastic hotel or get to fly in a private plane. I never want to get blasé. — Victoria Beckham

You've always got to work to your highest ability level. When times are great and restaurants are jamming, that's when some restaurants get sloppy and take things for granted. Never take things for granted. — Michael Symon

Life is a series of pulls back and forth. You want to do one thing, but you are bound to do somehing else. Something hurts you, yet you know it shouldn't. You take certain things for granted, even when you know you should never take anything for granted. — Mitch Albom

In 2012, I was diagnosed with melanoma - skin cancer - and had to get surgery on my left foot. I was out for four weeks - no dancing, no walking, nothing! It was horrible, but it taught me patience and to never take for granted the simple things we have. — Witney Carson

I never take things for granted. I always look to help out me teammates, to win and be better. — Albert Pujols

The first thing you have to do is make sure you're still wanted back. I never take that for granted any more. — Tony Dungy

Being able to travel and see the world really makes me appreciate the blessings in my life. There are so many people that will never get a chance to see some of the things that I've seen during my travels. I'll never take that for granted. — Sayings

Say what you mean to do...and take it for granted you mean to do right. Never do a wrong thing to make a friend or keep one...you will wrong him and wrong yourself by equivocation of any kind. — Robert E. Lee

I feel like I'm going crazy: seeing you every day but never being able to - to hold you, to touch you when anyone else is around. i just want to take your hand, kiss you, hug you, without having to hide all the time. All those things every other couple takes for granted! — Tabitha Suzuma

Taking Life For Granted Quotes

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When life is good do not take it for granted as it will pass. Be mindful, be compassionate and nurture the circumstances that find you in this good time so it will last longer. When life falls apart always remember that this too will pass. Life will have its unexpected turns. — Ajahn Brahm

Our goal should be to live life in radical amazement. ....get up in the morning and look at the world in a way that takes nothing for granted. Everything is phenomenal; everything is incredible; never treat life casually. To be spiritual is to be amazed. — Abraham Joshua Heschel

Although we take it for granted, sanitation is a physical measure that has probably done more to increase human life span than any kind of drug or surgery. — Deepak Chopra

I take nothing for granted. I now have only good days, or great days. — Lance Armstrong

We tend to take a great deal for granted, because you feel like you're going to live forever. It's only if you lose a friend, or maybe have a near-death experience, [that] many events and people in your life suddenly attain real significance. — Brandon Lee

The lesson learned: Never take your loved ones for granted. And if you’re ever lucky enough to find that one person in life who makes you love more than any other person could possibly make you love, you treat every day together as if it were your last. You cherish every moment. — SebastiAn

Life is precious. We should not take anything for granted. Living every moment as if it was our first and last is a genuine life of gratitude, acceptance and wisdom. — Akiane Kramarik

A life of adventure is ours for the taking, whether we're seven or seventy. Life for the most part is what me make it. We have been given a responsibility to live it fully, joyfully, completely, and richly, in whatever span of time God grants us on this earth. — Luci Swindoll

If we perceived life with reverence, we would stand in awe at the experience of physical life and walk the earth in a very deep sense of gratitude. — Gary Zukav

I remember thinking how often we look, but never see ... we listen, but never hear ... we exist, but never feel. We take our relationships for granted. A house is only a place. It has no life of its own. It needs human voices, activity and laughter to come alive. — Erma Bombeck

Taken-for-granted Quotes

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Unity cannot be taken for granted. — Jomo Kenyatta

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

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

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

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The way you discover your gifts is really by serving not by searching. — Loren Cunningham

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

I'm such a jerk; it had never occurred to me that when we look at a photo from the front, the eyes reproduce exactly the position and the vision of the lens; it's these things that are taken for granted and it never occurs to anyone to think about them. — Julio Cortazar

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 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

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

Taken For Granted Quotes

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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

I want to expose and evaluate the fact that the seeing and sensing process is a system that should not be taken for granted as natural - it's a cultivated means of reality production that, as a system, can be negotiated and changed. — Olafur Eliasson

I like to stay free because then I can see the little miracles in life. There are little miracles everywhere; it’s just we have taken them for granted. — Naval Ravikant

Freedom, human rights, tolerance, peace and prosperity are like the eternal flame that must be guarded, nurtured and never, ever taken for granted. — Konstantin Kisin

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

Labour long ago realised it could no longer automatically assume that it would win elections in Glasgow and other places where it has taken people's votes for granted for decades - as we have seen across Scotland at local council and Holyrood elections. — Nicola Sturgeon

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

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

To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted. — Bill Bryson

One very important aspect of motivation is the willingness to stop and to look at things that no one else has bothered to look at. This simple process of focusing on things that are normally taken for granted is a powerful source of creativity. — Edward De Bono

Things We Take For Granted Quotes

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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

Every day that we allow ourselves to take things for granted, every day that we allow some little physical infirmity or worldly worry to come between us and our obstinate, indignant, defiant exultation, we are weakening our genius for life. — John Cowper Powys

We are too involved in materialistic things, and they don't satisfy us. The loving relationships we have, the universe around us, we take these things for granted. — Mitch Albom

Health is the greatest of God's gifts, but we take it for granted; yet it hangs on a thread as fine as a spider's web and the tiniest thing can make it snap, leaving the strongest of us helpless in an instant. — Jennifer Worth

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 made me have a much greater understanding of loss, of loneliness, and the level of intense tragedy that so many people have experienced in this world, I take a lot less for granted. — Sayings

I always was one who didn't take things for granted. But I think I do appreciate things more now. The small moments of joy that we find each day are so much more precious now than when I looked at them before. — Chris LeDoux

Places where one can experience some of that separation from the world of the familiar, to defamiliarize ourselves with what we take for granted and enter into the ebb and flow of another culture, it certainly is one of the more valuable things that we do as human beings. — Diana L. Eck

[Be grateful for the simple things in life. Don't take them for granted. After all...] What would a blind man give to see the pleasant rivers and meadows and flowers and fountains; and this and many other like blessings we enjoy daily. — Izaak Walton

We tend to take things for granted that we've had for long periods of time. Take a moment to appreciate the person in your life. Realize why you are with them. Take a moment with them and really be in that moment completely. — Pandora Boxx

Never Take For Granted Quotes

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I'll never take for granted the opportunity to put on a Dodger uniform. — Clayton Kershaw

In business, one should never take anything for granted. Your fortune can change in five minutes. — Koos Bekker

Always sleep with one eye open. Never take anything for granted. Your best friends might just be your enemies. — Sara Shepard

I know never to take a wine for granted. Drawing a cork is like attendance at a concert or at a play that one knows well, when there is all the uncertainty of no two performances ever being quite the same. That is why the French say, 'There are no good wines, only good bottles.' — Gerald Asher

Gratitude takes nothing for granted, is never unresponsive, is constantly awakening to new wonder. — Thomas Merton

Never take anything for granted. — Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

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

I'm a global ambassador for the World Wildlife Fund and United for Wildlife and I am also a Unicef UK ambassador. It's important to me to support charities. I never want to take my wealth for granted. — Andy Murray

Take Nothing For Granted Quotes

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The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. — Dwight D. Eisenhower

Take nothing for granted. Make an emotional discovery as often as you can find one in every scene. Ask yourself: What is new? — Michael Shurtleff

I count my blessings every day, quite honestly, because I take nothing for granted. — Mario Andretti

Take nothing for granted. Not one blessed, cool mountain day or one hellish, desert day or one sweaty, stinky, hiking companion. It is all a gift. — Cindy Ross

If I find myself half-carelessly taking lapses for granted, "Oh, that's what they always do." "Oh, of course she talks like that, he acts like that," then I know nothing of Calvary love. — Amy Carmichael

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

Christianity takes for granted the absence of any self-help and offers a power which is nothing less than the power of God. — Aiden Wilson Tozer

There are no absolutes in relationships. You can't take anything for granted. You can count on absolutely nothing but the unexpected. You only get in trouble when you start thinking that you're some kind of exception to the rule. — Emily Giffin

Nothing else, perhaps, distinguishes effective executives as much as their tender loving care of time. — Peter Drucker

There's nothing you can take for granted; not a single day, not a single minute, not a single relationship. — Brian Stann

Took For Granted Quotes

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Break a vase, and the love that reassembles the fragments is stronger than that love which took its symmetry for granted when it was whole. — Derek Walcott

I love an arcade. I love a boardwalk game. But I also love a rollercoaster. Though I think the rollercoaster love comes from the fact that it took a really long time for me to reach the height requirement, so I promised myself very early on that when I reach that, I will not take it for granted. — Melissa Rauch

The virtue of a democratic system with a [constitutionally guaranteed right to free speech] is that it readily enables the people, over time, to be persuaded that what they took for granted is not so, and to change their laws accordingly. — Antonin Scalia

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

How often have I rattled on with God and said nothing at all? Relying on clichés, throwaway phrases, and high language I'd never use in everyday conversation, I took prayer for granted and lost sight of the wondrous opportunity to draw close to God. — Margaret Feinberg

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

I was never used to being happy, so that wasn't something I ever took for granted. — Marilyn Monroe

The way I approached a question, my habit of mind, the way I looked at things, what I took for granted - all this was myself and it did not seem to me that I could alter it. — Simone de Beauvoir

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

My goals have gone from being an all-star to just being able to play basketball. I always took for granted that I could play. Now I know what a gift it is. — Rebecca Lobo

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More Taking Things For Granted Quotes

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Happiness is a road seldom traveled by the multitudes. If you find it, please, don't take it for granted. If you Happen to stray from it, don't let negative obstacles overcome you. Anger and rage only detour you from your final objectives. The future holds nothing but opportunity, and good things happen to good people I promise — Jeff Hardy

First it's a new form of money, and that's actually a really important thing. Many places in the world, people don't have stable currency, and there's all kinds of wealth that's eroded from the poorest people in society. It's just a foundational part that we take for granted in the US, given that we have 8 or 9% inflation, which we think is extreme. In many places in the world, you get 25% in a month or something. — Brian Armstrong

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

There are certain things that we take for granted that simply would not have existed without the great migration. Motown, for example, would not have existed - it simply would not, because Berry Gordy, the founder of it, his parents had migrated from Georgia to Detroit where he founded Motown, and where did he get his talent? — Isabel Wilkerson

One thing that concerns me is that today's young women don't seem to care that we have a fundamental instrument of government that makes no express statement about the equal citizenship stature of men and women. They know there are no closed doors anymore, and they may take for granted the rights that they have. — Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The more often we see the things around us - even the beautiful and wonderful things - the more they become invisible to us. That is why we often take for granted the beauty of this world: the flowers, the trees, the birds, the clouds - even those we love. Because we see things so often, we see them less and less. — Joseph B. Wirthlin

I think in part the reason is that seeing an economy that is, in many ways, quite different from the one grows up in, helps crystallize issues: in one's own environment, one takes too much for granted, without asking why things are the way they are. — Joseph Stiglitz

Men are often miserable in relationships because they feel their partner takes them for granted, or shows him no appreciation for the things he gets right. — Matthew Hussey

What merit there is in my thinking is derived from two peculiarities: (1) My inability to be familiar with anything. I simply can't take things for granted. (2) My endless patience. I assume that the only way to find an answer is to hang on long enough and keep groping. — Eric Hoffer

I think the single biggest thing that money gave me-and obviously I came from a place where I was a single mother and it really was hand to mouth at one point. It was literally as poor as you can get in Britain without being homeless at one point. If you've ever been there you will never, ever take for granted that you don't need to worry. Never. — J. K. Rowling

And realize that life is the best thing ever, and that you have no business taking it for granted. Care so deeply about its goodness that you want to spread it around. Take money...and give it to charity. Work in a soup kitchen. Be a Big Brother or Sister...You want to do well, but if you do not do good too, then doing well will never be enough. — Arthur Balfour

Wonder, or radical amazement, is a way of going beyond what is given in thing and thought, refusing to take anything for granted, to regard anything as final. It is our honest response to the grandeur and mystery of reality our confrontation with that which transcends the given. — Abraham Joshua Heschel

Green is a label for a certain attitude to life, a certain kind of respect that one might have for the very source of things that we take for granted. — Annie Lennox

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