Quotation Explorer - 'Impose'

Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire. - Confucius
Existence is random. Has no pattern save what we imagine after staring at it for too long. No meaning save what we choose to impose. - Alan Moore
it is very tempting, when you talk about the events of the past, to impose clarity and order upon what had neither one nor the other. - René Daumal
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
The only limits in our life are those we impose on ourselves." - - Bob Proctor
Our mission is not to impose our peculiar institutions upon other nations by physical force or diplomatic treachery but rather by internal peace and prosperity to solve the problem of self-government and reconcile democratic freedom with national stability. - Benjamin Harrison
Slavery ended in medieval Europe only because the church extended its sacraments to all slaves and then managed to impose a ban on the enslavement of Christians (and of Jews). Within the context of medieval Europe, that prohibition was effectively a rule of universal abolition. - Rodney Stark
Most world religions denounced war as a barbaric waste of human life. We treasured the teachings of these religions so dearly that we frequently had to wage war in order to impose them on other people. - Jon Stewart
What you shun enduring yourself, attempt not to impose on others. You shun slavery- beware enslaving others! If you can endure to do that, one would think you had been once upon a time a slave yourself. For vice has nothing in common with virtue, nor Freedom with slavery. - Epictetus
One of underestimated tasks in nonfiction writing is to impose narrative shape on an unwieldy mass of material. - William Zinsser
To rule out the possibility of belief in another's reality is to encapsulate that reality and, thus, to impose implicity the hegemony of one's own view of the world. - Katherine P. Ewing
Darling, you know and I know that everything is straight between us at last beyond the furthest abstract definition in metaphysical terms or any terms you want to specify or sweetly impose or harken back. - John Kerouac
Contemporary architects tend to impose modernity on something. There is a certain concern for history but it’s not very deep. I understand that time has changed, we have evolved. But I don’t want to forget the beginning. A lasting architecture has to have roots. - I. M. Pei
More than once, the broken moon would cast through the window a silver light and remind me of independent events yielding to their own momentum and interacting under natural laws while my mind would impose happiness, grief, beauty, ruin, justice and chaos. - Leonard Seet
The problem is not religion or God. The actual problem is authoritarianism, mixed with the desire to angrily impose one’s personal apparently idealistic beliefs on others. - Abhijit Naskar
You see what you choose to see, because all perception is a choice.And when you cease to impose your meanings on what you see,your spiritual eyes will open, and you will see a world free of judgmentand shining in its endless beauty. - Paul Ferrini
Your only limitations are those that you impose upon yourself - Gary Hopkins
There are plenty of bad editors who try to impose their own vision on a book. (…)A good novel editor is invisible. - Terri Windling
Science must not impose any philosophy, any more than the telephone must tell us what to say. - G.K. Chesterton
Don't ever let others impose their self-limiting beliefs on to you. They don't have the courage and spirit that you do. - Miya Yamanouchi
If you haven’t the strength to impose your own terms upon life, then you must accept the terms it offers you. - T.S. Eliot
We may propose many plans, let's but remember that God can dispose our plans, propose a new and better ones and impose them on us! - Israelmore Ayivor
In our desire to impose form on the world and our lives we have lost the capacity to see the form that is already there; and in that lies not liberation but alienation, the cutting off of things as they really are. - Colin E. Gunton
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