There is no substitute for the comfort supplied by the utterly taken-for-granted relationship.
Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.
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.
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?
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.
Day by day we should weigh what we have granted to the spirit of the world against what we have denied to the spirit of Jesus, in thought and especially in deed.
As soon as man does not take his existence for granted, but beholds it as something unfathomably mysterious, thought begins.
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: 'O Lord make my enemies ridiculous.' And God granted it.
I can't tell you if genius is hereditary, because heaven has granted me no offspring.
How quickly we forget God's great deliverances in our lives. How easily we take for granted the miracles he performed in our past.
We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.
The simple process of focusing on things that are normally taken for granted is a powerful source of creativity.
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.
Patriotism is strong nationalistic feeling for a country whose borders and whose legitimacy and whose ethnic composition is taken for granted.
Awareness requires a rupture with the world we take for granted; then old categories of experience are called into question and revised.
Revolution today is taken for granted, and in consequence becomes rather dull.
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.
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.
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