Taking Things For Granted Quotes by William H. Wharton, Annie Leibovitz, Pierre Salinger, Charles Dickens, Robert A. Dahl, John Cowper Powys and many others.
The lands granted were in the occupancy of savages and situated in a wilderness, of which the government had never taken possession, and of which it could not with its own citizens ever have taken possession.
I feel a responsibility to my backyard. I want it to be taken care of and protected.
To outlive one’s child is a terrible thing, but to do so because your child has taken his or her life is horrible.
Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many – not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Most of us readily take things for granted that at an earlier time remained to be discovered
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.
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.
Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.
We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.
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.
Patriotism is strong nationalistic feeling for a country whose borders and whose legitimacy and whose ethnic composition is taken for granted.
Ungrateful people forget what they are not grateful for.
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.
When I moved to Seattle, I was hanging out with kids who had done drugs, had sex a million times. I look at them now and realize their childhood was taken away.
I think there are steps that can be taken that haven’t been required or energy to make that fight more secure and we are going to continue to push the federal government to do that.
I love Dead Ringers. A democratic set, the work was taken seriously.
All your youth you want to have your greatness taken for granted; when you find it taken for granted, you are unnerved.
The history of mankind is the instant between two strides taken by a traveler.
We will have to give up taking things for granted, even the apparently simple things.
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.
Being taken for granted can be a compliment. It means that you’ve become a comfortable, trusted element in another person’s life.
Our principles are the springs of our actions. Our actions, the springs of our happiness or misery. Too much care, therefore, cannot be taken in forming our principles.
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.
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.
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.
I think now I’m being taken a little more seriously. That’s pure conjecture on my part.
Just as we take for granted the need to acquire proficiency in the basic academic subjects, I am hopeful that a time will come when we can take it for granted that children will learn, as part of the curriculum, the indispensability of inner values: love, compassion, justice, and forgiveness.
It’s human nature to start taking things for granted again when danger isn’t banging loudly on the door.
Never take anything for granted.
The simple process of focusing on things that are normally taken for granted is a powerful source of creativity.
Your talent is your art. It is not to be taken for granted.
We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.
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.
I think I’ve failed every test I’ve ever taken. If there was a failure I would have been it.
Nothing is going to be handed to you — you have to make things happen.
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.
The idea is that if we can put our own people through something almost as bad as what they might have to go through if they were taken captive, they will inoculate themselves.
I want justice to be so pervasive that it will be taken for granted, just as injustice is taken for granted today.
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.
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.
I try and take everyone’s ideals, common morals, flip them around, make people look at them differently, question them, so that you’re not always taking things for granted.
When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.
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.
Revolution today is taken for granted, and in consequence becomes rather dull.
You are always learning; there is a lot of grey; don’t take things for granted.
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.
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.
The popular will cannot be taken for granted, it must be created.
The way to get killed around machinery was to take things for granted.
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.