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Those who are faithful to God are protected and prospered. That comes as the result of serving God and keeping His commandments. But with those blessings comes the temptation to forget their source. It is easy to begin to feel the blessings were granted not by a loving God on whom we depend but by our own powers.
Henry B. Eyring
It's human nature to start taking things for granted again when danger isn't banging loudly on the door.
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.
Few states, they have the international borders, state borders; in India, there is so much diversity in system. Unity in diversity is our system, so therefore, you cannot take for granted, whatever you do.
I hope my daughter knows that in our house we can make messes and have fun and we'll laugh through it. Granted I don't want her to trash the house, but we do make a lot of messes.
Day after day we must remember we can take freedom for granted. Day after day we must keep the bond between freedom and other values in mind.
Jan Peter Balkenende
You have to decide if you're going to wilt like a daisy or if you're just going to go forward and live the life that you've been granted.
Clean water and access to food are some of the simplest things that we can take for granted each and every day. In places like Africa, these can be some of the hardest resources to attain if you live in a rural area.
Your talent is your art. It is not to be taken for granted.
There are too many countries where the values we take for granted in our civil servants simply do not exist. Seeing these values in action, applied with dedication by hardworking individuals, makes me proud to lead a service that is making life better for millions across Britain.
I feel strongly about showing up and being prepared and not taking the opportunity for granted and being conscientious about my fellow co-workers.
It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you.
All your youth you want to have your greatness taken for granted; when you find it taken for granted, you are unnerved.
A Negro woman has the same kind of problems as other women, but she can't take the same things for granted.
I don't take anything for granted.
Awareness requires a rupture with the world we take for granted; then old categories of experience are called into question and revised.
A lot of the changes are so gradual that they don't even qualify as news, or even as interesting: they're so mundane that we just take them for granted. But history shows that it's the mundane changes that are more important than the dramatic 'newsworthy' events.
Robert D. Kaplan
Young adults living with a stutter is hard work. How do they handle job interviews? What do they do when the phone rings? How do they 'chat someone up'? All these things the average person takes for granted prove to be a stammerer's biggest challenge.
Granted, prostate exams aren't the most enjoyable things in the world, but they only last about 10 seconds. It's well worth it. Just think of the possible consequences if you don't get it done.
When granted many years of life, growing old in age is natural, but growing old with grace is a choice. Growing older with grace is possible for all who will set their hearts and minds on the Giver of grace, the Lord Jesus Christ.
We take for granted electricity, water, even concerts. Count your blessings.
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: 'O Lord make my enemies ridiculous.' And God granted it.
The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize.
You know, when President Reagan, who was one of my idols, granted amnesty to about three million illegal immigrants it was based on the fact that the borders would be secured. That didn't happen. It didn't happen during the Bush administration.
There is no fool like a careless gambler who starts taking victory for granted.
Hunter S. Thompson
In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility - I welcome it.
John F. Kennedy
Leonardo da Vinci
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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