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Definition of Status Quo

Status Quo

  1. The state in which anything is already. The phrase is also used retrospectively, as when, on a treaty of place, matters return to the status quo ante bellum, or are left in statu quo ante bellum, i.e., the state (or, in the state) before the war.

Status Quo Quotations

I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
Niccolo Machiavelli

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.
Chuck Palahniuk

I love revolutionaries who have the courage to stand up against the status quo. They're always misunderstood, but they're the ones who are standing up for human rights.
Richard Hatch

The manager accepts the status quo; the leader challenges it.
Warren Bennis

If you want to thrive in today's economy, you must challenge the status quo and get the financial education necessary to succeed.
Robert Kiyosaki
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