Never take anything for granted.
I always took it for granted that there would be life after Hollywood.
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?
It gives us willpower to stay together. We don't take each other for granted because we don't get to see each other all the time.
I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite, which I would like.
But only a brief moment is granted to the brave one breath or two, whose wage is The long nights of the grave.
These are things we take for granted.
As soon as man does not take his existence for granted, but beholds it as something unfathomably mysterious, thought begins.
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.
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.
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.
In sum, we took energy for granted, assuming when we flipped the switch, the lights would go on and assuming that there would always be plenty of cheap fuel for our vehicles.
I guess they just took it for granted that that was what I was interested in and let nature take its course.
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: "O Lord make my enemies ridiculous." And God granted it.
I have only ever made one prayer to God, a very short one: O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.
Don't fear your mortality, because it is this very mortality that gives meaning and depth and poignancy to all the days that will be granted to you.
But we cannot just take this historical fact for granted. We must make it live.
Through persistent dedication, Susan B. Anthony, and other remarkable leaders, women were finally granted the right to vote in 1920.
They decided that unpaid leave could only be granted through the decision of a council that consisted almost entirely of scientists who couldn't understand my reasons for wanting to go so. They said no, no unpaid. So I immediately resigned.
In July, 1892, fate suddenly granted me financial independence.
Certainly, in Italy, nobody takes light for granted.
I think in part the reason is that seeing an economy that is, in many ways, quite different from the one grows up in, helps crystallize issues: in one's own environment, one takes too much for granted, without asking why things are the way they are.
One of my fantasies in my life has been that I was granted access with a camera to go back in time, and to film the actual campaign of Alexander crossing into India through Iran and Persia.
One thing must be granted to the rich: they are goodnatured.