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Imposes Quotes

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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

A common currency imposes on us a duty to cooperate more on policy.
- Gerhard Schroder

I believe that all poetry is formal in that it exists within limits,
limits that are either inherited by tradition or limits
that language itself imposes.
- Mark Strand

 

Chess for me is not a game, but an art.
Yes, and I take upon myself all those responsibilities
which an art imposes on its adherents.
- Alexander Alekhine

Painting is a faith, and it imposes the duty to disregard public opinion.
- Vincent Van Gogh

I know for certain of only one commandment,
one obligation, that God imposes upon us,
and that is to be compassionate toward other human beings.
- Theodore Bikel

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The scientist only imposes two things,
namely truth and sincerity, imposes them upon himself
and upon other scientists.
- Erwin Schrodinger

Cultural confinement takes place when a curator imposes
his own limits on an art exhibition,
rather than asking an artist to set his limits.
- Robert Smithson

Your position never gives you the right to command.
It only imposes on you the duty of so living your life
that others can receive your orders without being humiliated.
- Dag Hammarskjold

By education most have been misled; So they believe,
because they were bred.
The priest continues where the nurse began,
And thus the child imposes on the man.
- John Dryden

Rank does not confer privilege or give power.
It imposes responsibility.
- Peter Drucker

Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself.
He imposes his own stamp of action, takes responsibility for it,
makes it his own.
- Charles de Gaulle

One single vision fills all minds: that of our independence endangered.
One single duty imposes itself upon our wills:
the duty of stubborn resistance.
- King Albert II

Progress imposes not only new possibilities for the
future but new restrictions.
- Norbert Wiener

The more constraints one imposes, the more one frees one's self.
And the arbitrariness of the constraint serves only
to obtain precision of execution.
- Igor Stravinsky

War alone brings up to their highest tension all human
energies and imposes the stamp of nobility upon the
peoples who have the courage to make it.
- Benito Mussolini

Information imposes certain criteria on how it can be stored.
- John M. Smith

Everyone imposes his own system as far as his army can reach.
- Joseph Stalin

A great novel is concerned primarily with the interior
lives of its characters as they respond to the inconvenient
narratives that fate imposes on them.
Movie adaptations of these monumental fictions often
fail because they become mere exercises in interior decoration.
- Richard Schickel

Leadership consists not in degrees of technique but in traits of character;
it requires moral rather than athletic or intellectual effort,
and it imposes on both leader and follower alike the
burdens of self-restraint.
- Lewis H. Lapham

It is my greatest joy to live a really good part,
even though it imposes great strain.
An artist is tired but proud when he has created a great work of art.
So it is with the actor who really lives a great role
and is proud of the part he played.
- Conrad Veidt

Pervading nationalism imposes its dominion on man today
in many different forms and with an aggressiveness that spares no one.
The challenge that is already with us is the temptation
to accept as true freedom what in reality is only a new form of slavery.
- Pope John Paul II

Music creates order out of chaos: for rhythm imposes
unanimity upon the divergent,
melody imposes continuity upon the disjointed,
and harmony imposes compatibility upon the incongruous.
- Yehudi Menuhin

Every neurosis is a primitive form of legal proceeding
in which the accused carries on the prosecution,
imposes judgment and executes the sentence:
all to the end that someone else should not perform the same process.
- Lionel Trilling

We are all, in a sense, experts on secrecy.
From earliest childhood we feel its mystery and attraction.
We know both the power it confers and the burden it imposes.
We learn how it can delight, give breathing space and protect.
- Sissela Bok

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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