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There are different ways that kids who are gay take on the rejection and alienation they feel. The way I dealt with it was to say, 'You know what? You're imposing judgments on me and condemnations, but I don't accept them. I'm going to instead turn the light on you and see what your flaws are and impose the same judgmental standards on you.'
Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern.
Alfred North Whitehead
I liked Germany; I'm not into Berlin, it's too huge and empty and imposing, but Munich was good.
However strong, however imposing a ship may appear, it is not 'disgraced' because it flies before the tempest. A commander ought always to remember that a man's life is worth more than the mere satisfaction of his own pride. In any case, to be obstinate is blameable, and to be wilful is dangerous.
By imposing too great a responsibility, or rather, all responsibility, on yourself, you crush yourself.
You know, this idea of going around the world imposing democracy by growing a middle-class, a trading merchant class that is independent of your faith, is a good notion, but we're all partially different - it's no good imposing systems on people that it doesn't suit.
In the end, leadership comes down to consistency and strong, confident action upon which the team can rely - and this doesn't mean imposing a bunch of rules.
I think it is important for software to avoiding imposing a cognitive style on workers and their work.
Listen with grace, with no judgment, without imposing the law.
The whole imposing edifice of modern medicine is like the celebrated tower of Pisa - slightly off balance.
I'm more interested in seeing what the material tells me than in imposing my will on it.
Moreover, only a strong and united scientific opinion imposing the intrinsic value of scientific progress on society at large can elicit the support of scientific inquiry by the general public.
People are willing to do the most appalling things to another person for the sake of imposing a religious belief.
He was imposing, even in his pensiveness.
George Barr McCutcheon
The imposing edifice of science provides a challenging view of what can be achieved by the accumulation of many small efforts in a steady objective and dedicated search for truth.
Charles H. Townes
There is hardly any one so insignificant that he does not seem imposing to some one at some time.
Charles Horton Cooley
When I was 2, we moved into an imposing country mansion 8 miles west of Cardiff, Wales.
The fact that Western Muslims are free means that they can have enormous impact. But it would be wrong to claim that we are imposing our ways on the West. New ideas are now coming from the West. To be traditional is not so much a question of protecting ourselves as to be traditionalist in principle.
Our castle is not imposing, but is well built, and surrounded by a very fine garden. I live in the bailiff's house.
A state that suppresses all freedom of speech, and which by imposing the most terrible punishments, treats each and every attempt at criticism, however morally justified, and every suggestion for improvement as plotting to high treason, is a state that breaks an unwritten law.
I'm fortunate to be famous for two rather imposing characters like Magneto and Gandalf.
Are you sick and tired of these moralizing moralizers imposing their morality on the rest of us? I know I am.
The mistake that straight people made was imposing the monogamous expectation on men. Men were never expected to be monogamous.
I have made my own choice, which is vegetarianism, but it's not the choice I'm imposing on anybody else.
Jonathan Safran Foer
Many Americans simply don't want the pinheads in Washington or the various state capitals to be telling us how to live. But we are absolutely going in that direction. President Obama is hell-bent on imposing a bureaucracy that levels all playing fields at great expense in coin and in freedom.
But there is a corollary to freedom and that's personal responsibility, and the real challenge is how you generate that personal responsibility without imposing it.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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Destiny has two ways of crushing us - by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them.
Henri Frederic Amiel
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