65 Taken for Granted Quotes On Success In Life

These taken for granted quotes will inspire you. Taken for granted, to assume (something) as true, real, unquestionable, or to be expected or fail to properly appreciate (someone or something), especially as a result of overfamiliarity.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging taken for granted quotes, taken for granted sayings, and taken for granted proverbs.

Best Taken for Granted Quotes

  1. “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
  2. “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
  3. “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
  4. “Your talent is your art. It is not to be taken for granted.” ~ Paula Abdul

  5. “Sometimes it just feels so amazing to finally stand up for yourself. I highly recommend it. Life is too short to be taken for granted.” ~ Demi Lovato
  6. “Being taken for granted is an unpleasant but sincere form of praise. Ironically, the more reliable you are and the less you complain, the more likely you are to be taken for granted.” ~ Gretchen Rubin
  7. “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
  8. “Nothing is going to be handed to you — you have to make things happen.” ~ Florence Griffith Joyner

  9. “Even the smallest victory is never to be taken for granted. Each victory must be applauded.” ~ Audre Lorde
  10. “The simple process of focusing on things that are normally taken for granted is a powerful source of creativity.” ~ Edward de Bono
  11. “Like winds and sunsets, wild things were taken for granted until progress began to do away with them” ~ Aldo Leopold
  12. “There is no substitute for the comfort supplied by the utterly taken-for-granted relationship.” ~ Iris Murdoch

  13. “Everyone has experienced that truth: that love, like a running brook, is disregarded, taken for granted; but when the brook freezes over, then people begin to remember how it was when it ran, and they want it to run again.” ~ Khalil Gibran , Taken for granted quotes love
  14. “One day I found out that personal history was no longer necessary for me and, like drinking, I dropped it… Little by little you must create a fog around yourself; you must erase everything around you until nothing can be taken for granted, until nothing is any longer for sure, or real. Your problem now is that you’re too real. Your endeavors are too real, your moods are too real. Don’t take things so for granted. You must begin to erase yourself.” ~ Carlos Castaneda
  15. “All your youth you want to have your greatness taken for granted; when you find it taken for granted, you are unnerved.” ~ Elizabeth Bowen
  16. “The way you discover your gifts is really by serving not by searching.” ~ Loren Cunningham

  17. “I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.” ~ Khalil Gibran , Kindness taken for granted quotes
  18. “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
  19. “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
  20. “Revolution today is taken for granted, and in consequence becomes rather dull.” ~ Wyndham Lewis

  21. “Good habits, which bring our lower passions and appetites under automatic control, leave our natures free to explore the larger experiences of life. Too many of us divide and dissipate our energies in debating actions which should be taken for granted.” ~ Ralph Washington Sockman
  22. “Ive never taken for granted what weve had, not for one single game, not one single practice, … Ive truly been blessed.” ~ Peyton Manning
  23. “Nothin’ taken for granted, just learn from my mistakes.
    My will too strong, my spirit’s somethin’ they can’t take.” ~ Slim the Mobster
  24. “Every original idea is first ridiculed, then vigorously attacked, and finally taken for granted.” ~ Arthur Schopenhauer

  25. “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
  26. “So many times we look for those things in life we can measure…. The college degree, the money we earn, the success we brag about…. But the little things in life, the minute moments…not taken for granted, the value of their treasure is substantial all the more.” ~ Samuel S. Sumner
  27. “I want to leave my readers with a sequence of ideas/phrases that makes them question something they’d taken for granted. Or that confuses them to the point that they laugh, but contains one or two phrases/lines that stick in their minds.” ~ Aaron Belz
  28. “Freedom is like health, it is taken for granted while one has it. One becomes aware of it when it has gone.” ~ Henry Wallich

  29. “Water is one of the most basic of all needs – we cannot live for more than a few days without it. And yet, most people take water for granted. We waste water needlessly and don’t realize that clean water is a very limited resource. More than 1 billion people around the world have no access to safe, clean drinking water, and over 2.5 billion do not have adequate sanitation service. Over 2 million people die each year because of unsafe water – and most of them are children!” ~ Robert Alan Aurthur
  30. “I can say across Europe that many principles that have been taken for granted here around free speech, and around civil liberties and an independent judiciary, and fighting corruption, those are principles that, you know, not perfectly but generally, we have tried to apply not just in our own country but also with respect to our foreign policy.” ~ Barack Obama
  31. “If you’re a painter, it’s simply taken for granted that you’ll spend a lot of time in museums studying great paintings, but if you’re a cartoonist, it used to be very hard to see an original cartoon drawing.” ~ Bill Watterson
  32. “I think that what art can do is refresh our sense of justice, wake us up to what we’ve taken for granted in the political realm, as in the other realms.” ~ Robert Hass

  33. “Democracy takes work. That’s the thing we’re really finding out, that, you know, in many ways, you know, the past two decades we’ve taken for granted all of the extraordinary achievements of the post-war generation. You know, building this global alliance structure that has kept the peace across the North Atlantic since World War II. Building all of these institutions, building all this remarkable technology. And people have privatized. You know, you can now, you don’t have to go outdoors much, the whole world comes to you.” ~ David Frum
  34. “The media tends to portray the teenage world as one where drinking and sex is taken for granted. In fact, I think most teenagers don’t drink, are unsure of themselves, and feel awkward around members of the opposite sex.” ~ Louis Sachar
  35. “When you meet someone you really like and connect with, I think that’s very special, and not to be taken for granted.” ~ Aziz Ansari
  36. “The popular will cannot be taken for granted, it must be created.” ~ Herbert Croly

  37. “I read things like theology, and I read about science, Scientific American and publications like that, because they stimulate again and again my sense of the almost arbitrary given-ness of experience, the fact that nothing can be taken for granted.” ~ Marilynne Robinson
  38. “Every gain made by individuals or societies is almost instantly taken for granted. The luminous ceiling toward which we raise our longing eyes becomes, when we have climbed to the next floor, a stretch of disregarded linoleum beneath our feet.” ~ Aldous Huxley
  39. “Yes, I know.
    Death sits with his key in my lock.
    Not one day is taken for granted.
    Even nursery rhymes have put me in hock.” ~ Anne Sexton
  40. “I continue to believe when I said in Hanover, that the E.U. remains one of the world’s great political and economic achievements, and that those achievements should not be taken for granted.” ~ Barack Obama

  41. “The surprise of animals… in and out, cats and dogs and a milk goat and chickens and guinea hens, all taken for granted, as if man was intended to live on terms of friendly intercourse with the rest of creation instead of huddling in isolation on the fourteenth floor of an apartment house in a city where animals occurred behind bars in the zoo.” ~ Elizabeth Janeway
  42. “Life is a thin narrowness of taken-for-granted, a plank over a canyon in a fog. There is something under our feet, the taken-for-granted. A table is a table, food is food, we are we – because we don’t question these things. And science is the enemy because it is the questioner. Faith saves our souls alive by giving us a universe of the taken-for-granted.” ~ Rose Wilder Lane
  43. “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
  44. “Too many people realize at the end of their lives that they’ve taken for granted those who really love them.” ~ Lesley M. M. Blume

  45. “Love of music, of sunsets and sea; a liking for the same kind of people; political opinions that are not radically divergent; a similar stance as we look at the stars and think of the marvelous strangeness of the universe – these are what build a marriage. And it is never to be taken for granted.” ~ Madeleine L’Engle
  46. “I think the activism of the 1960s had a very definite civilizing effect on the whole society in all kinds of ways. So lots of things that by now are almost taken for granted were heretical in the 1960s. We had anti-sodomy laws until not many years ago.” ~ Noam Chomsky
  47. “we are far too used to the assumption that poetry and poets will be there when we want them, no matter how long they have been ignored, taken for granted, misused. After all, isn’t poetry a form of prophecy, and aren’t prophets known for their talent for flourishing in inhospitable deserts and other bleak surroundings? Maybe. But maybe not indefinitely.” ~ Jan Clausen
  48. “Well, one thing, you got to stand in a courtroom and listen to a judge sentencing you to 25 years in prison before you realize that freedom of expression can no longer be taken for granted.” ~ Larry Flynt

  49. “uproar against a new idea, and laws to prevent anybody’s accepting it, nearly always can be regarded as a signal that the new idea is just about to be taken for granted. … they didn’t start making laws to prohibit the teaching of evolution until everybody was about to take it for granted.” ~ Gwen Bristow
  50. “I now know that things I always thought I could depend on can crash in an instant. Because of the love that I have been shown, I now know what it means to be ‘beloved.’ I now know that no breath is to be taken for granted.” ~ Rebecca Wells
  51. “It’s the same in the office, the lab, the factory. Employees and coworkers are more productive, more loyal – satisfied and happy – when they are treated fairly, decently, and with dignity than when they are used and taken for granted, when they feel like no more than a tiny cog in a giant corporate wheel.” ~ Wayne D. Dosick
  52. “Unity cannot be taken for granted.” ~ Jomo Kenyatta

  53. “One of the things I have taken for granted, in terms of how technology works in the world, is the people that develop it and get it out there don’t really know what we are going to do with until we have really gotten ahold of it and it has become ubiquitous. And then we wind up doing things that its inventors never dreamed of and those things become the real change drivers. That is actually where the whole technocracy thing falls apart for me, because the people who invented it can’t predict what we’re going to do with it.” ~ William Gibson
  54. “People don’t want to be understood – I mean not completely. It’s too destructive. Then they haven’t anything left. They don’t want complete sympathy or complete understanding. They want to be treated carelessly and taken for granted lots of times.” ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  55. “NOTHING SHOULD BE TAKEN FOR GRANTED IN ‘EVERYONE ELSE,’ WHICH IS AT ONCE LAID-BACK AND RIGOROUSAbout the world we create when we fall in love, and how we navigate the space between us and that separating us from everyone else.” ~ Manohla Dargis
  56. “Caring about what you are doing is considered either unimportant or taken for granted.” ~ Robert M. Pirsig

  57. “Narratives that were taken for granted when I was a kid are still there, but they don’t have the same depth and fervor anymore. Even the makers of the propaganda don’t fully believe the propaganda. The surface structures are more frozen than they ever were, but the core is hollowing out, and it’s becoming very fragile. People don’t believe in the system anymore. But they’re still going along with it because, one, they don’t know what else is possible, they don’t even know anything else is possible. Secondly, everybody else is doing it. So they go through the motions.” ~ Charles Eisenstein
  58. “It’s important to be able to simply ask the questions. Every single advance in science comes about because of courage to ask a question, an outrageous question. Like “Can a large heavy metal object fly if it goes fast enough with the right design?” People’s worldviews are changed when they see that something unbelievable is possible. Airplane flight is now taken for granted. And so all wonderful advances start with an outrageous question.” ~ Lynne McTaggart
  59. “If you get attached, then it becomes an obsession. If the person is not there, you are unhappy. If you miss the person, you are in misery. And attachment is such a disease that if the person is not there you are in misery, and if the person is there you are indifferent. Then it is okay; it is taken for granted. If the person is there it is okay – no more than that. If the person is not there, then you are in misery. This is attachment.” ~ Rajneesh
  60. “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.” ~ Hedy Lamarr

  61. “Nothing can be taken for granted and this great achievement is now under assault by Russia. But what we did in my time is no less honorable. It is for the present generation to defend.” ~ Daniel Fried
  62. “It must not simply be taken for granted that a given set of ill-assorted people, for no other reason than because it is Christmas, will be joyful to be reunited and to break bread together.” ~ M. F. K. Fisher
  63. “Life is a thin narrowness of taken-for-granted, a plank over a canyon in a fog.” ~ Rose Wilder Lane

  64. “[T]he presence of feminism in our lives is taken for granted. For our generation, feminism is like fluoride. We scarcely notice we have it – it’s simply in the water.” ~ Amy Richards
  65. “I’ve always believed it’s important to make the invisible visible. And valuing that which has been taken for granted is something that I’ve always instinctually known is the key to the kind of society I want to live in and raise my children in.” ~ Ai-jen Poo

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