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Never impose on others what
you would not choose for yourself.
- Confucius (Ancient Chinese)

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The only limits in our life are those we impose on ourselves.
- Bob Proctor

There are plenty of bad editors who try to impose their own vision on a book.
- Terri Windling

The U.S.
cannot impose freedom, security, and unity in Iraq by force.
- Peter DeFazio

 

It is well known that I am pro-life...
but I would not seek to impose my views on the Canadian people.
- Stockwell Day

Agents need to be free to pursue investigations in ways that they haven't.
There have been restraints that a reformed FBI needs
to make sure we don't impose.
- John Ashcroft

A dissenting minority feels free only when it can impose
its will on the majority:
what it abominates most is the dissent of the majority.
- Eric Hoffer

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Number one I think we should impose a fee or a tax
on the transportation of trash per mile.
- Ed Rendell

Market forces impose certain rules before a film can actually get made.
- Alan Rickman

To conquer the command of the air means victory;
to be beaten in the air means defeat and acceptance
of whatever terms the enemy may be pleased to impose.
- Giulio Douhet

Politicians have limited power.
They can't impose morality on themselves.
How can they impose it on the country?
- Cal Thomas

It's very difficult in our society.
You cannot impose certain behavioral changes.
Education can do it at the right time,
probably by high school.
After that it is too late.
- Luc Montagnier

For one cause or another, it has become necessary to
impose restrictions upon the use of many commodities,
including not a few of the necessities of life.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

Only peril can bring the French together.
One can't impose unity out of the blue on a country
that has 265 different kinds of cheese.
- Charles de Gaulle

People must not think that all bad in man which is unleashed,
the moment you impose censorship disappears from man.
- Milos Forman

War is an attempt of one group to impose its will upon
another group by armed violence.
- Scott Nearing

Having federal officials, whether judges,
bureaucrats, or congressmen, impose a new definition
of marriage on the people is an act of social engineering
profoundly hostile to liberty.
- Ron Paul

However, it must always remain a dialogue,
and never an imposition of the church's own convictions and methods.
Propose, not impose.
To serve, and not to dominate.
- Claudio Hummes

A just laicism allows religious freedom.
The state does not impose religion but rather gives
space to religions with a responsibility toward civil society,
and therefore it allows these religions to be factors in building up society.
- Joseph Ratzinger

Composers today get a TV script on Friday and have to record on Tuesday.
It's just dreadful to impose on gifted talent and expect
decent music under these conditions.
- Alex North

We must not enable anyone to impose his personal view
regarding religion on others by force,
oppression, or pressure.
- Shirin Ebadi

When you kill 500,000 children in order to impose your will on other countries,
then you shouldn't be surprised when somebody responds in kind.
- Ward Churchill

No matter how many troops we have in place or how long they stay,
we cannot impose a parliamentary democracy there any
more than the insurgents can impose a theocracy.
- Nick Clooney

No weapon has ever settled a moral problem.
It can impose a solution but it cannot guarantee it to be a just one.
- Ernest Hemingway

Thousands of mercenaries, who have trained in camps
on the territory of Chechnya as well as come in from abroad,
are actually preparing to impose extremist ideas on the whole world.
- Boris Yeltsin

The poet must decide not to impose his feelings in
order to write without sentimentality.
- John Barton

Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire.
- Confucius

People come along and impose their own stuff on plays,
and it shows.
- Judd Hirsch

France on its own cannot impose its point of view.
But neither should it give up on its demands.
With a clear vote for change France will be in a strong position.
- Laurent Fabius

With their souls of patent leather, they come down the road.
Hunched and nocturnal, where they breathe they impose,
silence of dark rubber, and fear of fine sand.
- Federico Garcia Lorca

Never impose your language on people you wish to reach.
- Abbie Hoffman

I don't accept the argument of people like David Horowitz
that the government should impose some sort of predetermined
political balance on academic research.
- Juan Cole

Equality of rights means that some people cannot simply
impose obligations on others,
for the moral agency and rights of those others would then be violated.
- Tom G. Palmer

I always feel the desire to look for the extraordinary in ordinary things;
to suggest,
not to impose, to leave always a slight touch of mystery in my paintings.
- Balthus

States are not moral agents, people are,
and can impose moral standards on powerful institutions.
- Noam Chomsky

To impose taxes when the public exigencies require
them is an obligation of the most sacred character,
especially with a free people.
- James Monroe

It's a very hard and competitive business in which
you have to fight every day in order to impose yourself.
- Karolina Kurkova

Machines are worshipped because they are beautiful
and valued because they confer power;
they are hated because they are hideous and loathed
because they impose slavery.
- Bertrand Russell

In its current form, globalization cannot be sustained.
Democratic societies will not support it.
Authoritarian leaders will fear to impose it.
- John J. Sweeney

In an unconstitutional partnership with the state,
the church can impose the most irresistible,
if covert, controls conceivable.
- Madalyn Murray O'Hair

The characteristic of the hour is that the commonplace mind,
knowing itself to be commonplace, has the assurance
to proclaim the rights of the commonplace and to impose them wherever it will.
- Jose Ortega y Gasset

I think a moratorium probably is legal,
and we should probably for a short period of time impose
a moratorium so that we don't permit any additional
landfill permits for the time being,
so we don't exacerbate the problem.
- Ed Rendell

Suppose we were able to share meanings freely without
a compulsive urge to impose our view or conform to
those of others and without distortion and self-deception.
Would this not constitute a real revolution in culture.
- David Bohm

In spite of our poverty and our economic dependence,
we do not have to give in, neither because we are sometimes
abandoned nor because of the wish of some nations to
impose their economic or political models.
- Omar Bongo

The Muslims refuse our culture and try to impose their culture on us.
I reject them, and this is not only my duty toward
my culture-it is toward my values,
my principles, my civilization.
- Oriana Fallaci

Libertarians argue that no normal adult has the right
to impose choices on other normal adults,
except in abnormal circumstances, such as when one
person finds another unconscious and administers medical
assistance or calls an ambulance.
- Tom G. Palmer

Some photographers take reality...
and impose the domination of their own thought and spirit.
Others come before reality more tenderly and a photograph
to them is an instrument of love and revelation.
- Ansel Adams

I think there was an absolute, deep gap between consensual
relations between adults,
which people may like or dislike, and people who physically
impose themselves on children or misuse their authority to impose on children.
- Barney Frank

One thing, however, is sure, - that in all cases the
effort should be to impose all the cost of repairing
the wrong upon the doer of the wrong.
This alone is real justice, and of course such justice is necessarily free.
- Benjamin Tucker

Here in the UK the government has decided to accept
the recommendations of the Better Regulation Task Force
to measure and make targeted reductions in the administrative costs -
the red tape costs -
that regulations impose on business.
- John Hutton

Under the species of Syndicalism and Fascism there
appears for the first time in Europe a type of man
who does not want to give reasons or to be right,
but simply shows himself resolved to impose his opinions.
- Jose Ortega y Gasset

After all, we are not French and never can be,
and any attempt to be so is to deny our inheritance
and to try to impose upon ourselves a character that
can be nothing but a veneer upon the surface.
- Edward Hopper

The activists will not stop in trying to impose their
extreme views on the rest of us,
and they have now plotted out a state-by-state strategy
to increase the number of judicial decisions redefining
marriage without the voice of the people being heard.
- Jim Bunning

Martin Luther King Jr. really understood the role of
the churches when he said,
'The church is not meant to be the master of the state.'
We don't sort of take power and grab the levers of
government and impose our agenda down people's throats.
- Jim Wallis

But at the same time, I think we recognize we can't
impose democracy from without,
particularly American-style democracy.
We need to work with those elements in the region that
are moving towards a reformed process and there are a number of them.
- Frank Carlucci

The Business Profits Tax, which is imposed on in-state businesses,
we need to impose the same thing on out-of-state businesses,
because the way the Business Profits Tax is calculated,
it is highly dependent on how much sales and profits are generated in-state.
- Craig Benson

The president strongly believes that marriage in this
country ought to be between a man and a woman.
He also believes it is something that ought to be decided by the people.
He doesn't believe that judges ought to impose their will on the people.
- Ken Mehlman

These terrorists aren't trying to kill us because we offended them.
They attack us because they want to impose their view
of the world on as many people as they can,
and America is standing in their way.
- Marco Rubio

For example I don't work with William Hurt the same
way that I will work with Viggo.
They're different guys and they work in different ways.
So a good sensitive director has his general style
and technique and personality that he uses but you
don't impose that on the actors.
- David Cronenberg

Those who have always had faith in its final success
can do no less than rejoice as if it was our own triumph
after five years of daily struggle to impose Cuban
music on the European continent.
- Alejo Carpentier

There are Americans will find it difficult to believe
that the Prime Minister can simply impose candidates on ridings,
and can so efficiently move individuals out of private
life and into the Cabinet with virtually no resort to the electorate.
- Stockwell Day

Myself, I don't think you will ever get security in
the Mideast until you have what on the surface appears
to be fair to both sides.
You have to have leaders committed to peace,
on both sides.
One side can't impose a solution.
- Bobby R. Inman

Certainly it is wrong to be cruel to animals and the
destruction of a whole species can be a great evil.
The capacity for feelings of pleasure and pain and
for the form of life of which animals are capable clearly
impose duties of compassion and humanity in their case.
- John Rawls

Resistance is feasible even for those who are not heroes by nature,
and it is an obligation, I believe, for those who fear
the consequences and detest the reality of the attempt
to impose American hegemony.
- Noam Chomsky

The European Union, which is not directly responsible to voters,
provides an irresistible opportunity for European elites
to seize power in order to impose their own vision
on a newly socially regimented Europe.
- Maggie Gallagher

Well, it is true that they did - the Pentagon did impose
rules for governing the handling of the Koran in January of 2003,
after there had been complaints about the handling
of the Koran from detainees,
from the International Red Cross.
- Michael Isikoff

And secondly, I would impose a significant state landfill
tipping fee and use that tipping fee to fund the billion
dollar bond issue that I want to create to produce
the funds for all of the environmental challenges that we just went over.
- Ed Rendell

Those children who are beaten will in turn give beatings,
those who are intimidated will be intimidating,
those who are humiliated will impose humiliation,
and those whose souls are murdered will murder.
- Alice Miller

But it is important to observe that when Europe or
the United Nations impose sanctions that are supposed
to be aimed against a certain regime,
usually generally millions of people end up being directly punished.
- Omar Bongo

Love allows your beloved the freedom to be unlike you.
Attachment asks for conformity to your needs and desires.
Love imposes no demands.
Attachment expresses an overwhelming demand - "Make me feel whole."
Love expands beyond the limits of two people.
Attachment tries to exclude everything but two people.
- Deepak Chopra in The Path to Love

Without freedom, no art; art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself,
and dies of all others.
- Albert Camus


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