An ideal's love-fraught, imperious call That bids the spheres become articulate.
The sweet imperious mouth, whose haughty valorDefied all portents of impending doom.sarah helen whitman
In tears I tossed my coin from Trevi's edge. A coin unsordid as a bond of love And, with the instinct of the homing dove, I gave to Rome my rendezvous and pledge. And when imperious Death Has quenched my flame of breath, Oh, let me join the faithful shades that throng that fount above.
Curiosity, curiosity, curiosity, is an imperious tyrant , and it will be obeyed
The sweet imperious mouth, whose haughty valor Defied all portents of impending doom.
But as it falleth, in the gentlest hearts imperious love hath highest set his throne, And tyrannizeth in the bitter smarts Of them, that to him buxom are and prone.Edmund Spenser
imperious Cæsar, dead and turn'd to clay, Might stop a hole to keep the wind away: O, that that earth, which kept the world in awe, Should patch a wall to expel the winter's flaw!william shakespeare
I wish to be useful, and every kind of service necessary to the public good becomes honorable by being necessary. If the exigencies of my country demand a peculiar service, its claim to perform that service are imperious.Nathan Hale