Top 155 Impose Quotes

We have collected the best Impose Quotes by famous authors including David Cunliffe, Gordon B. Hinckley, MNEK, Eduardo Galeano, Hassan Rouhani and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.

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I support a constitutional conversation, as the Labour Party does, which will allow New Zealanders to evolve a more mature and stable constitutional form, but that’s not something that I, as Labour Party, would want to impose, either on the party or on the public.

David Cunliffe
There is a tendency in all of us to ask for better statistical performance. There is a tendency to impose quotas behind which usually lies imposition of pressure to achieve improved statistics.

Gordon B. Hinckley
If I’m writing a song for Karen Harding, I know I can’t impose what I want to say onto her. I literally have to get into her headspace and think, ‘what does she want to say?’ When it comes to my stuff, it’s the same. What can I write that’s true to me?

The technocracy of professional sport has managed to impose a soccer of lightning speed and brute strength: a soccer that negates joy, kills fantasy and outlaws daring.

Eduardo Galeano
The U.S. efforts to impose its policies on others are expanding as a threat to all.

Hassan Rouhani
By nature, every individual has the right to govern himself; and governments, whether founded on majorities or minorities, must derive their right from the assent, expressed or implied, of the governed,, and be subject to such limitations as they may impose.

John C. Calhoun
Power is the chance to impose your will within a social context, even when opposed and regardless of the integrity of that chance.

Max Weber
The food system is not a free market. In this country, we impose reasonably high standards of animal welfare – but we haven’t applied the same standards to food we import, so all we’re really doing is exporting cruelty from Britain elsewhere, and at the same time undermining our farmers.

Zac Goldsmith
The problem is that you can’t impose the church’s teachings on all Americans as a matter of law.

Mario Cuomo
What I am most grateful for is that neither of my fathers pushed the relationship; they just let things develop and didn’t impose anything on me. They were both just there, emanating stability in a very unstable situation.

Allegra Huston
Never impose your language on people you wish to reach.

Abbie Hoffman
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
Our national political campaigns never stop. We seem convinced that majorities exist to impose their will with few concessions and that minorities exist to prevent the party in power from doing anything important. That’s not how we were meant to govern.

John McCain
I don’t have what German directors call ‘a concept’ – a solid, fixed sense of the pattern that you should impose on the given work. I always get the feeling that I am raking up the earth rather than laying down the concrete.

Simon McBurney
I wanted women wearing my sweaters to give the impression they were naked. The aim wasn’t to impose outfits but to stay as close as possible to women’s bodies and their freedom of movement.

Sonia Rykiel
One of the saddest things I’ve seen in Amazonian cultures is people who were self-sufficient and happy that now think of themselves as poor and become dissatisfied with their lives. What worries me is outsiders trying to impose their values and materialism on the Piraha.

Daniel Everett
For me dialogue is as essential in football as in life. I like to talk to my players and I never impose anything, I always give them the chance to make their own choices.

President Obama seems completely unaware of how many of the policies he is trying to impose have been tried before, in many times and places around the world, and have failed time and again.

Thomas Sowell
In its current form, globalization cannot be sustained. Democratic societies will not support it. Authoritarian leaders will fear to impose it.

John Sweeney
It’s a very hard and competitive business in which you have to fight every day in order to impose yourself.

Karolina Kurkova
A conductor can’t be too arrogant with an orchestra and try to impose himself too much.

Anthony Hopkins
I would not, under any circumstances, try to impose my personal faith and belief on the rest of the country. I don’t think that’s right. I don’t think that’s appropriate.

John Edwards
Someone who’s a really good engineer is someone who’s a little bit smarter than you but who also listens to you and doesn’t impose agendas.

Lou Barlow
Sanctions and workfare make it easier for employers to impose insecure practices on desperate people.

Guy Standing
The radicalized populace in liberal havens like California and New York seek to impose their socialist utopian ideology on those law-abiding, everyday Americans who live in what elite, coastal liberals derisively refer to as ‘flyover country.’

Kayleigh McEnany
If there are people who act outside the law, then the state must use legal means to impose law in the interests of majority. That’s the way it’s done in the U.S., and that’s the way it’s done in Russia.

Vladimir Putin
When you train everyday with a guy like Rafael, you feel a different energy. It is like you need to show him that you are evolving. Some coaches impose respect. Cordeiro earns your respect and admiration.

Fabricio Werdum
I think that most people in the Middle East, at least 50%, believe in being sharia-compliant. If you’re sharia-compliant or want to impose sharia law, the United States is the wrong place for you.

Steve Bannon
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
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
Labour can no longer impose a future on the country, instead it must negotiate one.

Clive Lewis
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
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
I have long said there are three distinct groups under the GOP’s tent: theological warriors, who want to impose their social views on the rest of society; Tea Party zealots, who say with a straight face that they want the government to get out of their Medicare; and remnants of the pro-business moderates.

Eliot Spitzer
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
Kids have been let down by adults – we’ve tried to give them too much, we’ve tried not to impose discipline. We’ve tried to make their lives easier and, in doing so, we’ve taken something away from them. Kids like boundaries, they also like to be pushed, need to learn what failure is all about, need guidance.

Daley Thompson
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
The U.S. is ruled by private interest groups and by the neoconservative ideology that history has chosen the U.S. as the ‘exceptional and indispensable’ country with the right and responsibility to impose its will on the world.

Paul Craig Roberts
The notion that the U.S. can impose its will unilaterally on the World Bank reflects a fundamental misunderstanding about how multilateral organizations should work.

Seth Moulton
My apartment reflects my views as an architect. It is minimal, austere. The architecture doesn’t impose itself upon you. The apartment is a stage for other things to take place.

Bernard Tschumi
Don’t copy another writer’s style, because that is not authentic, and that’s how it will sound. You develop your style over your whole life and through countless influences. Don’t impose something artificial.

Douglas Brunt
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
Sometimes great, banned works defy the censor’s description and impose themselves on the world – ‘Ulysses,’ ‘Lolita,’ the ‘Arabian Nights.’

Salman Rushdie
If we overregulate, over control, impose too many burdens and too much bureaucracy – or if we do it across the board, without taking into account the differences among businesses and their relative impact on society – that could make people risk-averse and dampen the entrepreneurial spirit.

Samuel J. Palmisano
Donald Trump promises to impose, soon after his inauguration, a new requirement on federal agencies: If they want to issue a new regulation, they have to rescind two regulations that are now on the books. The idea of ‘one in, two out’ has rhetorical appeal, but it’s going to be extremely hard to pull off.

Cass Sunstein
Moderate to conservative Democrat. But I’m not going to impose my views on the editorial page.

Katharine Weymouth
It is my opinion that a local school board cannot impose a mandatory fee on students taking advanced placement courses for the required taking of the Advanced Placement Examination.

Ken Cuccinelli
Any effort to impose national security legislation that does not reflect the will of the people of Hong Kong would be highly destabilizing and would be met with strong condemnation from the United States and the international community.

Morgan Ortagus
The United States has been locked in an escalating confrontation with Iran ever since President Trump decided to pull out of the nuclear deal in 2018 and to impose unilateral sanctions in 2019.

Max Boot
Neither the United States nor Israel has the capacity to impose a unilateral solution in the Middle East.

Zbigniew Brzezinski
We tax air passengers like cigarettes and alcohol – we impose sin taxes on travellers.

Gordon Bethune
In 1999, NATO did impose a no-fly zone in Kosovo without seeking a U.N. resolution to carry out air strikes on Serbian forces.

Peter Bergen
There are certain characteristics that define a good chimp mother. She is patient, she is protective but she is not over-protective – that is really important. She is tolerant, but she can impose discipline. She is affectionate. She plays. And the most important of all: she is supportive.

Jane Goodall
There is violence in real life but I would never impose violence in a film just to attract the audience.

Abbas Kiarostami
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
One: balance the budget now, not later. Two: Get Americans jobs by ending illegal immigration and making legal immigration harder. Lastly: Impose term limits.

Virgil Goode
Canadians must fight back against global elites preying on the fears and desperation of people to impose their power grab.

Pierre Poilievre
Some politicians fear the burden that migrants will impose on local communities and taxpayers. Others fear extremists masquerading as genuine refugees.

Jose Angel Gurria
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
You can’t impose a legacy.

Iain Sinclair
Our enemies and allies alike must know that aggressors will pay an unspeakable price for challenging the United States. The best way to impose that price is global military dominance.

Tom Cotton
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
I have a lot of power. Here, I can decide: training at six in the morning! Training 11 in the night! But my style is not to impose. I would like to convince the players of what they are doing. This takes more time.

Carlo Ancelotti
Instead of an end to austerity, Labour has made clear that it wants to impose more austerity cuts.

Nicola Sturgeon
I can’t understand why culture cops try and impose their brand of morality on others.

Shefali Zariwala
Family is such a fundamental part of Islam, and women run the family. I had to force myself not to impose my own definition of political and social freedom on women in Islam, and approach each story objectively.

Lynsey Addario
The worst thing we could do is impose time limits and then expect people to sink or swim once they move off welfare.

William Julius Wilson
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
I have come to the conclusion that capitalism is successful primarily because it can impose the majority of the costs associated with its economic activities on outside parties and on the environment.

Paul Craig Roberts
As an actress I feel that if you start to impose your own inhibitions, then you are not doing your job.

Sienna Miller
The U.S. cannot impose freedom, security, and unity in Iraq by force.

Peter DeFazio
I don’t think Iraq could be transformed overnight into a democracy. How can you take a country that doesn’t have any kind of tradition of democracy, where its people have been brutalized and repressed for decades, and suddenly impose Jeffersonian ideals?

Elaine Sciolino
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.

Pope Benedict XVI
I want to make clear, in the most emphatic way, that the government of Mexico and the Mexican people do not have to accept measures that, in a unilateral way, one government wants to impose on another. That we are not going to accept.

Luis Videgaray Caso
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
We must delve deep into history the better to engage a true dialogue of civilisations. Fear of the present can impose upon the past its own biased vision.

Tariq Ramadan
It is not rational, never mind ‘appropriate,’ to impose billions of dollars in economic costs in return for a few dollars in health or environmental benefits.

Antonin Scalia
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 really feel that if you impose your will on somebody, eventually they’ll break.

Mike Daniels
We did not go to war in Afghanistan or in Iraq to, quote, ‘impose democracy.’ We went to war in both places because we saw those regimes as a threat to the United States.

Paul Wolfowitz
Clearly finals are one-off games and they always depend on starting well in order to impose yourself on the game.

Mario Kempes
The Gun Control Act of 1968 was an attempt to impose order. It set up the Federal Firearms License (FFL) system; gun stores would have to become licensed, and they would have to follow certain rules. Felons, illegal immigrants, and crazy people would be prohibited from buying guns.

Jeanne Marie Laskas
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
My game plan – doesn’t matter who I play – is to play on my terms, to control as much as I can, to try to get control of the centre of the court, to try to dictate and make them move, to be their director rather than letting them impose their game on me.

Milos Raonic
There are plenty of bad editors who try to impose their own vision on a book.

Terri Windling
Liberals always exempt themselves from the rules that they impose on others.

Rush Limbaugh
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
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
In my view, it is unreasonable for EPA to exclude considerations of costs in determining whether it is ‘appropriate’ to impose significant new regulations on electric utilities.

Brett Kavanaugh
To be sure, China is nowhere as powerful as the U.S., but it has acquired the ability to impose its will on individual nations around the world. From Australia to Germany, South Africa to South Korea, political leaders are careful not to rub China the wrong way.

Sanjaya Baru
Software patents are dangerous to software developers because they impose monopolies on software ideas.

Richard Stallman
Only when you don’t impose things on it do you get real political theatre.

John Tiffany
Contemporary architects tend to impose modernity on something. There is a certain concern for history, but it’s not very deep.

I. M. Pei
Politicians have limited power. They can’t impose morality on themselves. How can they impose it on the country?

Cal Thomas
The human brain has evolved the capacity to impose a narrative, complete with chronology and cause-and-effect logic, on whatever it encounters, no matter how apparently random.

Robin Marantz Henig
No one in al-Nahda believes that jihad is a way to impose Islam on the world. But we believe that jihad is self-control, is social and political struggle, and even military jihad is only a way to defend oneself in the case of aggression.

Rashid al-Ghannushi
Neoconservatism had the philosophy that you go in with a supply-led approach to impose democratic values from the top down. Whereas Islamists and far-right organizations, for decades, have been building demand for their ideology on the grassroots.

Maajid Nawaz
In the second group, we all know we can play, we all know we can impose our will on the game just like the first group can.

Caris LeVert
I strongly believe in my own rights and wrongs and impose them on myself and my family.

Nita Ambani
We do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example for everyone to follow.

Donald Trump
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
With the world’s human population now at seven billion and growing, and the demand for technology and modern conveniences increasing, we can’t control all our negative impacts. But we have to find better ways to live within the limits nature and its cycles impose.

David Suzuki
Football is a violent, competitive game. That’s the way it was always meant to be played. You are supposed to play with an edge. You are actually supposed to impose your will on the other person to win.

Baker Mayfield
There are about 15 million Muslims in the EU. They face ignorance, insult and even persecution. They cannot be wished away. To impose Enlightenment freedoms is self-defeating. Anyway, the Muslims have their own enlightenment.

James Buchan
Islamism is not Islam. Islamism is the politicisation of Islam, the desire to impose a version of this ancient faith over society.

Maajid Nawaz
That’s the great thing about being an all-rounder. You can impose yourself on the game with bat and ball.

Ben Stokes
In the U.S., highly selective renditions of its history have served in practice to impose blinkers on some of its citizens and catered to vested interests.

Linda Colley
When Congress exercises the powers delegated to it by the Constitution, it may impose affirmative obligations on executive and judicial officers of state and local governments as well as ordinary citizens.

David Souter
We want to play a physical game and impose our will on people.

Ezekiel Elliott
I want to impose myself at Bayern. I want become an important player for the club and for the team. I want to be a regular member of the side.

Joshua Kimmich
Back in 1948, a monomaniac called Korczak resolved to impose Crazy Horse’s likeness upon a mountain. It took 50 years to complete the head, which measures 90ft from crown to chin. By comparison, the four presidents at Mt Rushmore seem modest.

Clive Sinclair
Whenever I am called upon to play, I always try to give my best and make sure that I can impose myself on the game.

Alex Iwobi
I am always suspicious of those who impose ‘rules’ on child rearing. Every child is different in terms of temperament and learning, and every parent responds to a particular child, not some generalized infant or youngster.

Siri Hustvedt
Extremist movements are driven by their inability to tolerate the basic human fact of pluralism. They refuse to accept the natural cultural and religious diversity of our world, seeking to impose their own beliefs and behaviours as a universal pattern for humanity.

Deeyah Khan
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
Militant feminists are pro-choice because it’s their ultimate avenue of power over men. And believe me, to them it is a question of power. It is their attempt to impose their will on the rest of society, particularly on men.

Rush Limbaugh
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
For me, the stamp that I impose on stuff comes from the fact that in the ’80s, when I was starting to write movies, I looked back to the ’70s. So the films I enjoyed as a kid were the thrillers that came out of the ’70s. Back then, you didn’t have action movies; you had adventure films or thrillers.

Shane Black
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
Atheists do not seek to violently impose their non-belief onto others. They simply reject all gods inherent to the 10,000 religions known to mankind.

Gad Saad
I do not want to impose additional taxes on the employers at a time when our economy is very fragile and we want to encourage them to hire.

Susan Collins
People are really emotionally affected by actors. And it’s hard to know how to behave in a way that doesn’t impose or withdraw. Because everybody wants your attention. Everywhere you go, you know?

Sharon Stone
Aristotle might not recognize it, or others who are at the root of democracy. What type of democracy do you impose with marines and bombs?

Hugo Chavez
I’ve never regretted not having children. My mindset in that regard has been constant. I objected to being born, and I refuse to impose life on someone else.

Robert Smith
We are a species that must try to impose and find systems – systems of thought, ways of organizing and categorizing reality.

Jonah Goldberg
I’m not going to impose my vision on the people of Puerto Rico.

Anibal Acevedo Vila
Employers should not be able to impose their religious beliefs on female employees, ignoring their individual health decisions and denying their right to reproductive care. Bosses belong in the boardroom, not in the bedroom.

Dina Titus
When I work in a film like an actor, I do not interfere or try to use my seniority or impose anything on the filmmaker.

Prabhu Deva
It’s never appropriate for a judge to impose that judge’s personal convictions – whether they derive from faith or anywhere else – on the law.

Amy Coney Barrett
As borrowers, we may feel guilty about running up debt, anxious about making payments, and resentful of the constraints that old obligations (and old credit records) impose on our current choices. We may find it too easy to buy things we may later regret.

Virginia Postrel
Since Castro took power, the Cuban people have been denied basic human freedoms. No freedom of religion, no freedom of the press, no political freedom. And the regime uses brutality and violence to suppress these freedoms and impose its will.

Mitt Romney
Each generation, as it seeks to advance the common good, must ask anew: ‘What are the requirements that governments may reasonably impose upon citizens, and how far do they extend? By appeal to what authority can moral dilemmas be resolved?’

Pope Benedict XVI
I love it when the left and when the president say, ‘Don’t try to impose your values on us, you folks who hold your Bibles in your hand and cling to your guns.’ They have values too. Our values are based on religion, based on life. Their values are based on a religion of self.

Rick Santorum
For years, Iran has worked to position itself to dominate the entire Middle East and to impose its version of radical Islam on society. It is actively working to destabilize Yemen, Lebanon, Iraq and Syria.

Bill Flores
Of course, I could try IVF. But having watched my friend TV presenter Clare Nasir go through it, I know how tough the journey is. Emotional fool I may be, but even I can see that’s too selfish a course of action to impose on my family.

Kate Garraway
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
I will not allow people to impose rules on me that don’t make sense to me. And I live and work very much outside the literary world and the literary system. What they think and what they believe and what their rules are mean nothing to me.

James Frey
In an unconstitutional partnership with the state, the church can impose the most irresistible, if covert, controls conceivable.

Madalyn Murray O’Hair
With the globalization, it’s difficult for governments to impose decisions on private companies.

Ehud Barak
Regulatory creep usually starts with calls for ‘regulatory parity.’ The mantra will be, if you are going to impose certain regulations, then it is only fair to stick it to all market participants equally.

Michael O’Rielly
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
Architecture is a very dangerous job. If a writer makes a bad book, eh, people don’t read it. But if you make bad architecture, you impose ugliness on a place for a hundred years.

Renzo Piano
Why should the court impose a judgment in a case in which the SEC alleges a serious securities fraud, but the defendant neither admits nor denies wrongdoing?

Jed S. Rakoff
It’s a fist fight – the idea is to go out there and impose my will.

Eddie Alvarez
I don’t want to impose rules on people, but you have only a short window, and you’re sorely mistaken if you think you can put off having a family. It’s very hard to find a good man, and it’s never a ‘good time’ to have a baby if you have a career.

Mika Brzezinski
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
As a mother in the 1950s, she did not impose the same strict religious routine on myself and my brother, Mark, though we were taken to church and Sunday school.

Carol Thatcher
We are not a land of Islam. In our country, we don’t wear djellaba clothing, we don’t wear a veil, and we don’t impose cathedral-sized mosques.

Marion Marechal-Le Pen
Actually, the curious thing is that the more you become a subject of admiration or loathing, the more you’re examined under a microscope, the distance seems to open up between who you really are and the portrayals that people impose on you.

Nick Clegg
If Trump wants to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement, the rest of the world should impose a carbon-adjustment tax on U.S. exports that do not comply with global standards.

Joseph Stiglitz
People come along and impose their own stuff on plays, and it shows.

Judd Hirsch
A part of the placidity of the South comes from the sense of well-being that follows the heart-and-body-warming consumption of breads fresh from the oven. We serve cold baker’s bread to our enemies, trusting that they will never impose on our hospitality again.

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
People are really emotionally affected by actors. And it’s hard to know how to behave in a way that doesn’t impose or withdraw. Because everybody wants your attention.

Sharon Stone
I don’t believe there is such a thing as a moderate Islamist party. The challenge with Islamists is that they seek to impose what they call Sharia on everybody, Muslim and non-Muslim alike.

Frank Gaffney
That’s one of the reasons I’m vegan. Death terrifies me. I don’t want to impose death on anyone else.

Alissa White-Gluz