Being Taken For Granted Sayings and Quotes

No one wants to feel overlooked or unappreciated, especially by people we care about. Below you’ll find a collection of wise and insightful quotes on being taken for granted.

Being taken for granted is an unpleasant but sincere form of praise. Ironically, the more reliable you are, and the less you complain, the more likely you are to be taken for granted.     

Gretchen Rubin

Being taken for granted can be a compliment. It means that you've become a comfortable, trusted element in another person's life.     

Joyce Brothers

All your youth you want to have your greatness taken for granted; when you find it taken for granted, you are unnerved.     

Elizabeth Bowen

If they don't appreciate your presence, perhaps you should try giving them your absence.     

Tinku Razoria

He who undervalues himself is justly undervalued by others.     

William Hazlitt

When you're always there for people they stop appreciating you because your favors are now an expectation.     


Hanging with people who make you feel unappreciated, for the mere sake of appearing to be popular, is the loneliest place to be.     

Ellen J. Barrier

If they don't respect, appreciate and value you, then they don't deserve you.     

Robert Tew

You don't need to waste your time on someone who only wants you around when it fits their needs.     

Rajat Dogra

Staying with someone who doesn't appreciate you isn't loyalty, its stupidity.     


There is absolutely nothing that can be taken for granted in this world.     

Robert Anton Wilson

Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.     

Mother Teresa

If you would be unloved and forgotten, be reasonable.     

Kurt Vonnegut

Nobody is forgotten, when it is convenient to remember him.     

Benjamin Disraeli

If we don't feel appreciated, we don't feel loved.     

Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is sad when you realize you are not as important to someone as they are to you!     

Nikhil Andy

I don't like being taken for granted anywhere in life. I don't want my vote taken for granted.     

Rob Lowe

Even the most caring people can get tired of being taken for granted.     

Nishan Panwar

Being dumped, cheated on and taken for granted is why many people choose to be single.     


It's simple. Women only nag when they feel unappreciated.     

Louis de Bernieres

I see myself as a flashlight in the dark. I'm not trying to be overlooked anymore.     

Lloyd Banks

I was overlooked long before anyone knew who I was.     

Paul Desmond

I'm the last guy in the world to feel overlooked by the Academy.     

Jack Nicholson

There's a world out there that nobody has bothered to promise her.     

Lauren DeStefano

To be forgotten, is to die a little.     

Aung San Suu Kyi

There's a lot of days where you feel forgotten.     

Billy Corgan

My biggest fear in life is to be forgotten.     

Evita Peron

I believe that it's better to be looked over than it is to be overlooked.     

Mae West

Yet food is something that is taken for granted by most world leaders despite the fact that more than half of the population of the world is hungry.     

Norman Borlaug