Quotation Explorer - 'Granted'

I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: 'O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.' And God granted it. - Voltaire
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
When other girls were dreaming about love, she dreamt of love too, but in an entirely different context - the ones they took for granted. - Donna Lynn Hope
Everybody gets everything handed to them. The rich inherit it. I don't mean just inheritance of money. I mean what people take for granted among the middle and upper classes, which is nepotism, the old-boy network. - Toni Morrison
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
When all of your wishes are granted, many of your dreams will be destroyed.
We often take for granted those familiar faces and places, the repetitive nature of something once new, excitement wanes. To capture that early moment and hold onto it for all our days, true bliss. Looking at the old in in a different way, making it new once again. - Jonathan P. Lamas
Here today, may be gone tomorrow! Never take anyone or nothing for granted! Be sure to count your blessing daily because tomorrow isn't promised. - Surgeo Bell
Taking someone for granted is same as checking the strength of a boat by making holes in it. - Himanshu Chhabra
Never take someone for granted based on your perception and act on it, for that would yield in ultimate disaster! - Ramana Pemmaraju
The Degree to which I am blessed staggers me... the degree to which I take that for granted shames me.-Streetwalking with Jesus - John Green
When you stop giving attention to someone that takes you for granted, they will notice...trust! - April Mae Monterrosa
No poet or novelist wishes he was the only one who ever lived, but most of them wish they were the only one alive, and quite a number believe their wish has been granted. - W.H. Auden
It's a season of life, if your granted peace, freedom and you got the right person to love. - Auliq Ice
To get a name can happen but to few; it is one of the few things that cannot be brought. It is the free gift of mankind, which must be deserved before it will be granted, and is at last unwillingly bestowed. - Samuel Johnson
What most experimenters take for granted before they begin their experiments is infinitely more interesting than any results to which their experiments lead.
The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize.
Desire was just the dumbest thing. You wanted what you wanted until it was yours. Then you didn’t want it anymore. You took what you had for granted until it was no longer yours. This, it seemed to her, was one of the crueller paradoxes of human nature. - Ann Brashares
The relationship you take for granted is the one that needs the greatest work. - George Alexiou
Most great works of the imagination were meant to make you feel like a stranger in your own home. The best fiction always forced us to question what we took for granted. It questioned traditions and expectations when they seemed to immutable. - Azar Nafisi
She had willed herself open to him and knew that the chemistry of love was all within her, her doing. Even his power to wound her with neglect was a power she had created and granted ... - John Updike
The man who has received a benefit ought always to remember it, but he who has granted it ought to forget the fact at once. - Demosthenes
When in prayer, there is no need to implore, beg or repeat. You have been heard, and your wishes will be granted perfectly at the right time. Relax, be patient and do not fret. - Pooja Ruprell
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
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
We don’t truly appreciate what we have until it’s gone… We don’t really appreciate something until we have experienced some events; we don't really appreciate our parents until we ourselves have become parents. Be grateful for what you have now, and nothing should be taken for granted. - Roy T. Bennett
My death granted immortality.With one look, I knew he’d be my undoing… Forgotten, book #1 of the Fate Trilogy - Sarah J. Pepper
Pay attention to the intricate patterns of your existence that you take for granted. - Doug Dillon
The humanity of all Americans is diminished when any group is denied rights granted to others. - Julian Bond
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: "O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous." And God granted it. - Voltaire
If you refuse where you have always granted you invite to theft. - Publilius Syrus
Tonight they granted at least one wish, I whispered, and I lowered my head so our lips drifted over one another. I love you Adam, no matter how lost you are…or I am…I will only ever love you. - Cassandra Giovanni
Granted, not all uneducated women are prostitutes, and, not all prostitutes are uneducated. However, where building a family is employment, an uneducated woman's womb is her diploma. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Expectations ruin the pleasures of life. To overcome every bad and appreciate every good, consider every day your last and take no one for granted. - Nael Gharzeddine
I suppose it is possible to live as full a life in seventy hours as on seventy years; granted that your life has been full up to the time that the seventy hours start and that you have reached a certain age. - Ernest Hemingway
Never take today for granted, tomorrow might never come. - Matt Vella
Trust your instincts, love with your whole heart, forgive, and never take anything for granted. - Terri Haynes Roach
When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude. - G.K. Chesterton
Do not allow what you long for...., prevent you from enjoying the moment. Be joyful in the present, at the appointed time your wish will be granted. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Freedom is the right to say two plus two make four. If granted, all else follows. - George Orwell
We inhereit 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
Clotilda: ....don’t take him for granted. No day is promised us with the ones we love.... - Joyce, T.S.
Never take your loved ones for granted. You might lose them in a split of second and never got a chance to say good-bye. - Abdulazeez Henry Musa
It is only once we stop taking everything for granted and fully open our hearts to the beauty that surrounds us that we will understand the importance of joining our hands in the construction of a better world for the people of generations to come. - Francisco Battiti
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
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
Surely, the Creator was with me in every circumstance. He has granted me a successful completion of my doctorate degree. - Lailah Gifty Akita
The greatest blessing granted to mankind come by way of madness, which is a divine gift. - Socrates
Let us not take it for granted that life exists more in what is commonly thought big than in what is commonly thought small. - Virginia Woolf
A man of peace shall always live in peace, if all chances are given and only shall he stand to fight for his rights if peace and freedom isn't granted to him. - Auliq Ice
Never... ever suggest they don't have to pay you. What they pay for, they'll value. What they get for free, they'll take for granted, and then demand as a right. Hold them up for all the market will bear. - Lois McMaster Bujold
People take one another for granted - Nina LaCour
The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize."[Modernism's Patriarch (Time Magazine, June 10, 1996)] - Robert Hughes
FR : Nous méritons toutes nos rencontres, elles sont accordées à notre destin et ont une signification qu'il nous appartient de découvrirEN : We deserve all our encounters, they are granted to our destiny and have a significance it behooves us to discover - Mauriac L
Respect when earned, should be protected because when lost, it would be hard to recover it. When one trusts and relies on you so much and you take it for granted, the day such a person would take a decision to disrespect you, forget it, you are a goner - OMOSOHWOFA CASEY
Time is a curious thing. When you have it before you, it's something you take for granted and it moves slowly. Then, as you get older, it accelerates. When I look back, it seems such a long distance travelled, so long ago, so dream-like. - Bernard Sumner
Be sceptical, ask questions, demand proof. Demand evidence. Don't take anything for granted. But here's the thing: When you get proof, you need to accept the proof. And we're not that good at doing that. - Michael Specter
You just can’t take for granted just how absolutely predatory the technology space is. - Sean Silcoff
The teacher pretended that algebra was a perfectly natural affair, to be taken for granted, whereas I didn't even know what numbers were. Mathematics classes became sheer terror and torture to me. I was so intimidated by my incomprehension that I did not dare to ask any questions. - Carl Jung
Read not to contradict and confute, not to believe and take for granted, not to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider. - Sir Francis Bacon
The inscrutable wisdom through which we exist is not less worthy of veneration in respect to what it denies us than in respect to what it has granted. - Immanuel Kant
A birthday wish granted 23 years late is still a birthday wish granted. - Randy K. Milholland
In this delicate and unpredictable life, the future is unwritten. Do not take someone for granted today, for once tomorrow dawns upon the indigo night the only remaining trace will be tracks in the sand... - Virginia Alison
To think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted - George Keller
Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted ...but to weigh and consider. - Francis Bacon
I can be patient, but I am not God! Don't take me for granted, or you will spend your life gathering my scattered self! - Shilpa Sandesh
Ti­tles are granted or in­her­ited, no­bil­ity isn't. Whatever paper we receive, be it of material or immaterial value it will never exceed the value of your character being loved by people! - Akilnathan Logeswaran
We should not take our ‘Humanity’ for granted. We should love and respect things as if they were ourselves. - Sandranil Biswas
Real love, true love is not like the shooting star that makes you go, "ooh, aah". Real, true love is like the constancy of the sun that comes up slowly every morning - sometimes too hot; sometimes hidden behind the clouds, but always there. Therefore, often take for granted. - Lucille Anderson
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it."(Letter to Étienne Noël Damilaville, May 16, 1767) - Voltaire
Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted. - Aldous Huxley
It is at the precise moment that I take something for granted that I have placed myself in the precarious position of losing that very thing. And if that thing I risk losing is liberty, taking it for granted is foolishness of the most foolish sort. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Women in my country take their rights for granted and completely dissociate themselves from the women's rights movement and feminism. But I think anything's possible. If I don't help the women in Afghanistan, they won't be around to help me. - Cheryl Benard quoting Lorrie
Sometimes the best advice comes from those whom you least expect…therefore take no one for granted - Jeremy Aldana
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
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
We(humans) have immortal capabilities, its just that we take them for granted. - Billkevin Wanjohi
If we are discouraged because we lack repentance and excuse ourselves by saying that it does not lie in our power to obtain a contrite heart, because repentance can only be granted as a miracle of the Holy Spirit, it is a sign that our thinking has been clouded by the Enemy. - M. Basilea Schlink
This is the key to life: To expect everything to be given to you from above, yet to be genuinely surprised and forever grateful, when they are. Expecting all good things to be yours, while not knowing how to take anything for granted. If there may be a key in life, this is the key. - C. JoyBell C.
Freedom of speech is unnecessary if the people to whom it is granted do not think for themselves. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Our most basic instinct is not for survival but for family. Most of us would give our own life for the survival of a family member, yet we lead our daily life too often as if we take our family for granted. - Paul Pearsall
Character is formed out of those small decisions taken for granted - Luthando Daniels
he wished for freedom and heaven was granted to him". - -sanika ullalkar
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
In all things it is a good idea to hang a question mark now and then on the things we have taken for granted. - Bertrand Russell
A thousand moments lost because you took them for granted, just because you expected a thousand more. - Saleem Sharma
She recognized that this city was a place that granted you only what you were willing to claim - Earl Lovelace
Americans have a tendency to take much of our long-term economic, technological, medical, and social progress for granted, while assuming problems will only get worse. This is unwarranted. - Rachel DiCarlo Currie
Take not a minute for granted, because that minute can never be replaced. - Melody Carstairs
Your refusal to forgive one who has sinned against you us a manifestation of hypocrisy - a telltale sign that either you have not experenced God's forgiving grace, or that you take such grace for granted. - Joe Thorn
Youth is something I never wanna take for granted. I just want to smile and live life. - Tyler, the Creator
It is easy to take liberty for granted when you have never had it taken from you.
Be thankful for the efforts of people who worked hard to get you where you are; you should not take it for granted and treat them with indifference. - Roy T. Bennett
I don’t need to go to heaven or hell. I have been both places and always wanted more. I will settle for somewhere in between, so eternity never becomes dull and every miracle is something I never take for granted. - Shannon L. Alder
No longer do I sing, dance or draw pictures; but God has granted me the gift to do them all in my stories. - J'aiti
I grew up in libraries, and I hope I've learned never to take them for granted. A thriving library is the heart of its community, providing access to information and educational opportunities, bringing people together, leveling the playing field, and archiving our history. - Josie Brown
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