Impose Quotes

Impose Quotes by James Buchan, John C. Calhoun, Ed Rendell, Dina Titus, Karolina Kurkova, John Edwards and many others.

There are about 15 million Muslims in the EU. They face

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
There was no measure that required greater caution or more severe scrutiny than one to impose taxes or raise a loan, be the form what it may. I hold that government has no right to do either, except when the public service makes it imperiously necessary, and then only to the extent that it requires.
John C. Calhoun
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
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
It’s a very hard and competitive business in which you have to fight every day in order to impose yourself.
Karolina Kurkova
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
I have no problem whatsoever with allowing gay people to live as they please, as long as they don’t try to impose their lifestyle on everyone else.
Ben Carson
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
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
Islamism is not Islam. Islamism is the politicisation of Islam, the desire to impose a version of this ancient faith over society.
Maajid Nawaz
At the moment, I’m afraid that the discipline system doesn’t give teachers the support that they need. One thing that I’ve been struck by is that the number of violent assaults on teachers increased last year. We need to be clear that teachers have the power they need in order to impose discipline.
Michael Gove
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
To be true to life, a novel must have an ending that is inevitable given the specific personalities of the characters involved. The novelist must not impose an ending upon them.
Joyce Carol Oates
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
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
Sometimes great, banned works defy the censor’s description and impose themselves on the world – ‘Ulysses,’ ‘Lolita,’ the ‘Arabian Nights.’
Salman Rushdie
It’s impossible to impose peace, only to create it.
Avigdor Lieberman
Democrats are a big-tent party. You know, I’m not trying to impose an ideology on all, you know, several hundred members of Congress.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Authorities that erect major obstacles to migration – or place severe restrictions on migrants’ work opportunities – inflict needless economic self-harm, as they impose barriers to having their labor needs met in an orderly, legal fashion. Worse still, they unintentionally encourage illegal migration.
Antonio Guterres
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
I know of no wars started by anyone to impose lack of religion on someone else. We have lethal Sunni v Shia, Catholic against Protestant, but no agnostic suicide bombers attack crowded atheist pubs.
Simon Hoggart
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
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
Pressure is not imposed on me by the club, I impose it on myself.
Quique Setien
Bieber is the first mega YouTube star, born inexplicably out of a novel and disruptive medium. It has, of course, always been so for pop culture: feverish bubbles, silly novelty acts and disconcerting new forces impose themselves on a reluctant and condescending media.
Michael Wolff
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
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
Some politicians fear the burden that migrants will impose on local communities and taxpayers. Others fear extremists masquerading as genuine refugees.
Jose Angel Gurria
I strongly believe in my own rights and wrongs and impose them on myself and my family.
Nita Ambani
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
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
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
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
It’s always great when you just pound the rock, impose your will, and that is going to break the spirit of the defense if you can keep running it and they can’t stop you.
Logan Mankins
For me, a novel is always the result of my attempt to impose myself on raw circumstances. It is a concrete form of lived experience.
Rachel Cusk
The arrogance of secular Jews regarding the ultra-Orthodox community and their attempt to impose on it a different lifestyle is inappropriate.
Ayelet Shaked
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
I’m doing my best to be mindful about how I’m living: to be kind and patient, and not to impose a bad mood on somebody else. Being mindful is as good a way to be spiritual as anything else.
Deirdre O’Kane
Islamism is an ideology that seeks to impose any version of Islam over society.
Maajid Nawaz
A team is strong because they have players who have different characteristics, but they are all important so sometimes the needs of the game impose themselves.
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
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
Software patents are dangerous to software developers because they impose monopolies on software ideas.
Richard Stallman
President Trump is right to get out of the Iran Nuclear Deal and impose economic sanctions in order to force a more legitimate agreement to fight the threat Iran poses to our interests, our allies, and peace in the region.
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Neither the United States nor Israel has the capacity to impose a unilateral solution in the Middle East.
Zbigniew Brzezinski
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
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
Those who write the editorials and those who write the columns, they simply are unaccountable. They’re free to impose their cultural politics in the name of freedom of the press.
Jesse Jackson
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
Violence against women is real and something I feel passionately about, and the gateway to all that is wolf whistling. It’s allowing a man to impose his will on a woman who is just trying to walk down the street and live her life. It’s all about unwanted versus wanted attention, and, of course, there’s a fine line.
Elizabeth Banks
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
I’ve come to the conclusion that the government needs to impose price controls on tuition increases – and so, I think, has President Obama.
Timothy Noah
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’m not against the virtual world; it’s fascinating, but I don’t like the way they try to impose it on us. It’s a thing imposed by rich countries.
Leos Carax
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
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
While the 1963 Birmingham church bombing is the most historic, there also was a series of church burnings in the 1990s. Recognition of the terror those and similar acts impose on communities seems to have been forgotten post-Sept. 11, 2001.
Anthea Butler
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
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
Let us continue to reach out in godly love to all homosexuals who want deliverance, while opposing at the threshold every attempt of the militant homosexuals to represent their lifestyle as ‘normal,’ and to impose it on us and our children.
Anita Bryant
It’s worth being suspicious of writers – or anyone! – who does that myth-making thing. There’s always a tendency to retrospectively impose structures on a life. Life as it’s lived has a far more complex shape.
Guy Gavriel Kay
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
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
Liberals always exempt themselves from the rules that they impose on others.
Rush Limbaugh
The U.S. efforts to impose its policies on others are expanding as a threat to all.
Hassan Rouhani
Market forces impose certain rules before a film can actually get made.
Alan Rickman
When you’re the single French person in the middle of 10 Tunisians, the majority will impose their way of life on the minority.
Marion Marechal-Le Pen
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
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
You can’t impose a legacy.
Iain Sinclair
I’ve seen, all too often in my career, people coming in to lead agencies and organizations and trying to impose change from the top down. Never works. You never have enough time.
Robert M. Gates
No one argues that we should have imposed a dictatorship in Afghanistan having liberated the country. Similarly, we weren’t about to impose a dictatorship in Iraq having liberated the country.
Paul Wolfowitz
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
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
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
If migrants from other cultures arrive too fast and in numbers too great for society to absorb and integrate them, they begin to impose those cultures on the host country.
Peter Hitchens
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
I’m committed to working with business, both large and small, to make sure we don’t impose unnecessary burdens or create damaging labour shortages.
Amber Rudd
It’s hard to take people seriously who say you’re totally irresponsible if you go out and climb mountains when you have kids, because they clearly don’t understand the circumstances. You can’t impose your own acceptance of risk on other people – that’s not fair.
Jimmy Chin
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
I’m a traditional Jew with an orthodox background, and it informs much of my approach to science. Of course I think it’s very important that if you have those sorts of backgrounds you don’t impose them on other people as a clinician, of course.
Robert Winston
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
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
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
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
Even beyond policy considerations, Romneycare was a horrible model to suggest for the federal government because the Constitution does not give Congress the power to impose an individual insurance mandate.
Mike DeWine
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
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
The U.S. invaded Vietnam because many in our government – Lyndon Johnson’s best and brightest – imagined it could impose a government on that country that would provide a buffer against China and stop the supposedly rolling dominos of Communism.
Jay Parini
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
It is a relatively small number of people who want to impose their will by the use of terror on the rest of civilization, who have got a program. It’s not blind violence. It’s with a purpose. They want to destroy the state of Israel. They want every westerner out of the Arab countries, Middle East and elsewhere.
John Reid
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.
I would never impose my styling on anyone on Christmas Day because it’s the one day of the year I need off as well.
Gok Wan
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
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
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
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
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
Stability is when the U.K. and U.S. invade a country and impose the regime of their choice.
Noam Chomsky
There’s always this joke that I say in Israel: people don’t really have discussions; they just try to convince the other people that they are wrong or they are right – they just try to impose their opinion on the others. Sometimes I think it’s easier to avoid talking about things and just make music.
Anat Cohen
Means-tested benefits have one incredible feature in that they impose huge poverty traps.
Guy Standing
I would never impose my own personal convictions upon the law.
Amy Coney Barrett
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
A book sometimes seems to impose a through-line to life that real life doesn’t actually have.
Chris Ware
Never impose your language on people you wish to reach.
Abbie Hoffman
Everyone knew that Saleh and the Houthis were a marriage of convenience. He was a dictator; the Houthis are ideologues who want to impose their fundamentalist vision. Neither cared for the core values of the Arab Spring – representative, accountable governance.
Jamal Khashoggi
Moderate to conservative Democrat. But I’m not going to impose my views on the editorial page.
Katharine Weymouth
Labour can no longer impose a future on the country, instead it must negotiate one.
Clive Lewis
Clearly finals are one-off games and they always depend on starting well in order to impose yourself on the game.
Mario Kempes
That’s the great thing about being an all-rounder. You can impose yourself on the game with bat and ball.
Ben Stokes
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
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
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
In San Francisco, I am proud to say that one of my first mandates as district attorney was that my staff would never ask the court to impose money bail. If we believe someone is too dangerous to be released, then it doesn’t matter how wealthy they are – we should ask the court to detain them.
Chesa Boudin
There are plenty of bad editors who try to impose their own vision on a book.
Terri Windling
Instead of an end to austerity, Labour has made clear that it wants to impose more austerity cuts.
Nicola Sturgeon
We are a species that must try to impose and find systems – systems of thought, ways of organizing and categorizing reality.
Jonah Goldberg
Like all Canadians, I was deeply frustrated by the decision of U.S. President Donald Trump to impose tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum. Conservatives are the party of free trade, and numerous Conservative MPs, including our leader Andrew Scheer, have travelled to the United States to help make the case for Canada.
Erin O’Toole
I should never impose an image forever. I like how ephemeral it can be.
We must not enable anyone to impose his personal view regarding religion on others by force, oppression, or pressure.
Shirin Ebadi
I always thought that life is full of stories and characters that feel like literary stories and characters. So when I started making documentaries, they weren’t humble empirical things, just following people around. I was always trying to impose a story.
Pawel Pawlikowski
It’s a fist fight – the idea is to go out there and impose my will.
Eddie Alvarez
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
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
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
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 Ray Inman
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
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
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
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
I’m not going to impose my vision on the people of Puerto Rico.
Anibal Acevedo Vila
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
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
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
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
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?
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 is the job of the dog trainer to summon the dog’s genetics, not to impose man’s will over dog’s.
Donald McCaig
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
People come along and impose their own stuff on plays, and it shows.
Judd Hirsch
A work survives its readers; after a hundred or two hundred years, it is read by new readers who impose on it new modes of reading and interpretation. The work survives because of these interpretations, which are, in fact, resurrections: without them, there would be no work.
Octavio Paz
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
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
Of other countries, to impose economic sanctions, it’d really begin to dry up the enormous amount of money coming into North Korea, a lot of it from China – from Chinese banks – whereas, if we sanction the Chinese banks, there could be friction with China. But this is something we’re going to have to face.
Richard Lugar
The poet must decide not to impose his feelings in order to write without sentimentality.
John Barton
Only when you don’t impose things on it do you get real political theatre.
John Tiffany
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
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
Canadians must fight back against global elites preying on the fears and desperation of people to impose their power grab.
Pierre Poilievre
I have to really think hard about how to structure sentences, and do more mapping when I sit down to write, so it does impose a certain discipline, intellectual and linguistic.
Daniel Alarcon
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
A conductor can’t be too arrogant with an orchestra and try to impose himself too much.
Anthony Hopkins
Stating my views on Islam has brought me to court on charges of ‘group insult’ and incitement to racial hatred. I am being tried for voicing opinions that I – and my constituents – consider to be the truth. I am being tried for challenging the views that the ruling establishment wants to impose on us as the truth.
Geert Wilders
As an actress I feel that if you start to impose your own inhibitions, then you are not doing your job.
Sienna Miller
It is well known that I am pro-life… but I would not seek to impose my views on the Canadian people.
Stockwell Day
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
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
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
When Xi Jinping came to power, there were a series of hints that market-based capitalism would be allowed to move forward under his leadership. At the first real threat, they’ve fallen over themselves to impose government control.
Roger Altman
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 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
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
I don’t ever want to impose something on the story. I want the story to tell me.
Lesli Linka Glatter
In its current form, globalization cannot be sustained. Democratic societies will not support it. Authoritarian leaders will fear to impose it.
John Sweeney
The problem is that you can’t impose the church’s teachings on all Americans as a matter of law.
Mario Cuomo
I’m not here to impose Sharia law, and I’m not here to have a message about disability being inspirational – I’m here to make people laugh. But when I can layer things and make people not only laugh but question, make people not only laugh but be offended… I have to do that.
Maysoon Zayid
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
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
I don’t have an issue with whether – from a legal standpoint, with whether or not government can impose the ultimate punishment on people. We do it in capital cases. Police officers shoot fleeing felons.
Trey Gowdy
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
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
I think to adequately manage a crisis, you have to see it. Because there’s only so much somebody else can tell you about it, and they impose their own distortions on the description. You need to see it yourself.
Rudy Giuliani
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
While repealing net neutrality rules grabs headlines… net neutrality started as a consumer issue but soon became a stepping stone to impose vastly more common carrier regulation on broadband companies.
Michael O’Rielly
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