ne of the greatest errors of human nature is the complacency that comes with familiarity. We see a spectacular sunset one evening and find it breathtaking, but were we to see the same sunset night after night, it would somehow lose it’s magic. We fall madly in love with someone, but over time we begin to see more flaws in our beloved, than beauty.
We awaken every morning with our lungs filled with fresh, clean air, a full 24 hours to live in a functioning body on an incredibly beautiful planet, but as we have done it so many times before, we assume it will happen again. Over time, waking up loses its novelty, and instead of feeling like a miracle, it becomes a chore. We take it for granted.
The biggest tragedy that lies in taking things (or people) in life for granted is that we usually become aware of what we had only once it’s gone. How often do we skip over life’s most precious moments only to lament over them later? It is a tragic and seemingly never ending cycle. Here are 21 famous quotes about never take life for granted, can share with your friends for value what these quotes have in your life.
1# Life is a gift. Never take it for granted.-Author:Sasha Azevedo
2# We have been granted permission to use the resources of Earth in all their glorious abundance for our education and growth in life, and we have a responsibility to return them to their rightful place, as much as possible in their original condition. – Author: Ilchi Lee
3# I was, in reality, bred by my parents as my father’s concubine … What we take for granted as the stability of family life may well depend on the sexual slavery of our children. What’s more, this is a cynical arrangement our institutions have colluded to conceal. – Author: Sylvia Fraser
4# I left acting for 15 years, and I think it’s really nice to have another life. I took too much for granted when I was younger. I didn’t really want to be an actor. I didn’t really love it. And so I made a lot of mistakes. Oddly, I care much more about it now. I feel like a complete novice. – Author: Jane Fonda
5# By His life, death, and resurrection, our Savior has conquered our enemies, and by His Spirit He has granted us to share in the victory. – Author: R.C. Sproul
6# Sometimes, people take for granted the closeness that they share when life is good and there’s no need for friendship or support. – Author: Christine Brae
7# Be thankful for the efforts of people who worked hard to get you where you are; you should not take it for granted and treat them with indifference. – Author: Roy T. Bennett
8# Paul says that our troubles are “light.” Granted I may not see them as light in the midst of trauma, but looking back on them, they may seem light. He also says they are “momentary.” They only last for a short time. – Author: Lisa Bedrick
9# Pay attention to the intricate patterns of your existence that you take for granted. – Author: Doug Dillon
10# Green is a label for a certain attitude to life, a certain kind of respect that one might have for the very source of things that we take for granted. – Author: Annie Lennox
11# I don’t need to go to heaven or hell. I have been both places and always wanted more. I will settle for somewhere in between, so eternity never becomes dull and every miracle is something I never take for granted. – Author: Shannon L. Alder
12# When you hear the word ‘disabled,’ people immediately think about people who can’t walk or talk or do everything that people take for granted. Now, I take nothing for granted. But I find the real disability is people who can’t find joy in life and are bitter. – Author: Teri Garr
13# I have been so damn lucky to be able to do what I love my entire life. I never take that for granted. – Author: Michael Skolnik
14# Private enterprise and private life depend on nurturant morality, but so does freedom in American life. Freedom is what public resources provide – freedom in a way that we take for granted but that needs to be brought out in the open. – Author: George Lakoff
15# 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. – Author: Sasha Azevedo
16# And I realized … just now … that God gives us the ugliness so we don’t take the beautiful things in life for granted. – Miles – Author: Colleen Hoover
17# My faith has strengthen. God has shown me through my son with Down syndrome to not take anything for granted. I’m more grateful. – Author: Yvonne Pierre
18# If you are a kid in Beverly Hills, (I am not putting down people who live in Beverly Hills) if that kid knows private school and a credit card … you can’t say the kid is taking life for granted. He is taking the life that was given to him. – Author: Henry Rollins
19# Every day that we allow ourselves to take things for granted, every day that we allow some little physical infirmity or worldly worry to come between us and our obstinate, indignant, defiant exultation, we are weakening our genius for life. – Author: John Cowper Powys
20# Our goal should be to live life in radical amazement … get up in the morning and look at the world in a way that takes nothing for granted. Everything is phenomenal; everything is incredible; never treat life casually. To be spiritual is to be amazed. – Author: Abraham Joshua Heschel
21# I remember thinking how often we look, but never see … we listen, but never hear … we exist, but never feel. We take our relationships for granted. A house is only a place. It has no life of its own. It needs human voices, activity and laughter to come alive. – Author: Erma Bombeck