Granted

Famous quotes containing the word granted:

    In the case of a deliberate, palpable, and dangerous exercise of ... powers not granted by the compact, the States ... are in duty bound to interpose for arresting the progress of the evil, and for maintaining within their respective limits the authorities, rights, and liberties appertaining to them.
    James Madison (1751–1836)

    Patience is a most necessary qualification for business; many a man would rather you heard his story than granted his request. One must seem to hear the unreasonable demands of the petulant, unmoved, and the tedious details of the dull, untired. That is the least price that a man must pay for a high station.
    Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773)

    Break a vase, and the love that reassembles the fragments is stronger than that love which took its symmetry for granted when it was whole.
    Derek Walcott (b. 1930)