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.
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.
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.
I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite, which I would like.
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.
Freedom granted only when it is known beforehand that its effects will be beneficial is not freedom.
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.
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.
I can't tell you if genius is hereditary, because heaven has granted me no offspring.
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.
I took it all for granted, I'm sorry to say.
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.
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.
Awareness requires a rupture with the world we take for granted; then old categories of experience are called into question and revised.
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.
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.
Between believing a thing and thinking you KNOW is only a small step and quickly taken.
Your innermost core has always been pure. Purity is intrinsic to you, it cannot be taken away.
The enlightened give thanks for what most people take for granted.
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.
Certainly, in Italy, nobody takes light for granted.
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.
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.
I guess they just took it for granted that that was what I was interested in and let nature take its course.
Firstly, people take for granted that the E.U. has created the biggest economic space in the world.
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