If you haven't the strength to impose your own terms upon life, you must accept the terms it offers you.
— T. S. Eliot

And the high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule, or to impose himself in any other way.
Albert Einstein imposes quote

I don't think that word - the word pirate - has any real meaning. Or it's something that's had meaning imposed on it.
— Will Oldham

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

Your beliefs are cause maps that you impose on the world, after which you 'see' what you have already imposed.
— imposes quotation by Karl Weick