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Status quo, you know, is Latin for 'the mess we're in'.
The status quo sucks.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
Any woman who chooses to behave like a full human being should be warned that the armies of the status quo will treat her as something of a dirty joke. That's their natural and first weapon. She will need her sisterhood.
I would say any behavior that is not the status quo is interpreted as insanity, when, in fact, it might actually be enlightenment. Insanity is sorta in the eye of the beholder.
If there is dissatisfaction with the status quo, good. If there is ferment, so much the better. If there is restlessness, I am pleased. Then let there be ideas, and hard thought, and hard work. If man feels small, let man make himself bigger.
Hubert H. Humphrey
Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status.
Laurence J. Peter
Everything is in a state of flux, including the status quo.
The manager accepts the status quo; the leader challenges it.
Warren G. Bennis
A faction willing to take the risks of making war on the ossified status quo in the Middle East can be described as many things, but not as conservative.
People have long assumed that violence is necessary for political change. Rulers never cede power voluntarily, the argument goes, so progressives have no choice but to contemplate the use of force to bring about a better world, mindful of the trade-off between a small amount of violence now and acceptance of an unjust status quo indefinitely.
Philanthropy is involved with basic innovations that transform society, not simply maintaining the status quo or filling basic social needs that were formerly the province of the public sector.
I think black Americans expect too much from individual black Americans in terms of changing the status quo.
People who demand neutrality in any situation are usually not neutral but in favor of the status quo.
And I have a message for the liberals and the defenders of the status quo: we're just getting started.
Faith in God's revelation has nothing to do with an ideology which glorifies the status quo.
In America, evangelical churches have often been bastions of conservatism, providing support for the status quo.
It will always be a battle a day between those who want maximum change and those who want to maintain the status quo.
Some say that I should settle down, go slower and not push so hard, so quickly for such transformational change. To them, I say that you misunderstand the size of the problems we face, the strength of the status quo and the urgency of the people's desire for change.
Punk was originally about creating new, important, energetic music that would hopefully threaten the status quo and the stupidity of the 1970s.
I didn't run for mayor to be the caretaker of the status quo.
Politics isn't just a game of clashing parties and competing interests. The right reason is to challenge the status quo, to serve the common good, and to leave this nation better than we found it.
Often motivated by a desire to maintain the existing status quo, sloth almost cost the U.S. its auto industry, as it refused for decades to build fuel-efficient cars to compete with Japanese, Korean and European imports.
Corporations often partner with government after natural disasters, as many companies did in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. As a rule, however, long-term civic/corporate partnerships are still rare .But this need not remain the status quo, as many opportunities are available for such partnerships.
I really think it would be cowardly to pull back and not challenge the status quo, when the status quo may not be the right way for the field to go.
The status quo is simply unacceptable.
Most of the press is in league with government, or with the status quo.
We emphasize that we believe in change because we were born of it, we have lived by it, we prospered and grew great by it. So the status quo has never been our god, and we ask no one else to bow down before it.
Carl T. Rowan
I'm a harsh critic of the status quo.
Any business today that embraces the status quo as an operating principle is going to be on a death march.
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