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.
Being taken for granted can be a compliment. It means that you've become a comfortable, trusted element in another person's life.
Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.
There is no substitute for the comfort supplied by the utterly taken-for-granted relationship.
When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.
All your youth you want to have your greatness taken for granted; when you find it taken for granted, you are unnerved.
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: 'O Lord make my enemies ridiculous.' And God granted it.
Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted... but to weigh and consider.
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.
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.
As soon as man does not take his existence for granted, but beholds it as something unfathomably mysterious, thought begins.
Your talent is your art. It is not to be taken for granted.
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.
The simple process of focusing on things that are normally taken for granted is a powerful source of creativity.
Revolution today is taken for granted, and in consequence becomes rather dull.
The popular will cannot be taken for granted, it must be created.
We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.
We don't really make bad records, though some people might like some more than others. And we have never really done a bad show. So I think in a way maybe we've been taken for granted.
I want justice to be so pervasive that it will be taken for granted, just as injustice is taken for granted today.
Patriotism is strong nationalistic feeling for a country whose borders and whose legitimacy and whose ethnic composition is taken for granted.