Of all the officers of the Government, those of the Department of Justice should be kept most free from any suspicion of improper action on partisan or factional grounds, so that there shall be gradually a growth, even though a slow growth, in the knowledge that the Federal courts and the representatives of the Federal Department of Justice insist on meting out even-handed justice to all.
— Theodore Roosevelt

Here is God's purpose -- for God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.
Richard Buckminster Fuller improperly quote

The malicious sneer is improperly called laughter.
— Oliver Goldsmith

God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.
— R. Buckminster Fuller

Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords: but, like all other pleasures immoderately enjoyed, the excesses of hope must be expiated by pain; and expectations improperly indulged, must end in disappointment. If it be asked, what is the improper expectation which it is dangerous to indulge, experience will quickly answer, that it is such expectation as is dictated not by reason, but by desire; expectation raised, not by the common occurrences of life, but by the wants of the expectant; an expectation that requires the common course of things to be changed, and the general rules of action to be broken.
— improperly quotation by Samuel Johnson