Finally, it should also be noted that the very existence of a bicameral legislature is itself another defence of the status quo.
Quo magis in dubiis hominem spectare periclis convenit adversisque in rebus noscere qui sit; nam verae voces tum demum pectore ab imo eliciuntur et eripitur persona, manet res.lucretius
Quo res cunque cadant, unum et commune periculum, Una salus ambobus erit.virgil
Quo tendis inertem Rex periture, fugam? Nescis heu, perdite! nescis Quem fugias; hostes incurris, dum fugis hostem. Incidis in Scyllam cupiens vitare Charybdim.
Bureaucracy defends the status Quo long past the time when the Quo has lost its status.
Id Quo maius non cogitari potest. That than which a greater cannot be thought.St Anselm
Question the status Quo at all times, especially when things are going well.garry kasparov
It did not last: the devil, shouting "Ho.Let Einstein be," restored the status Quo.
Quid scribam vobis, p[atres]. c[onscripti]., aut Quo modo scribam, aut quid omnino non scribam hoc tempore, dii me deaeque peius perdant quam cotidie perire sentio, si scio.tiberius
The European policy is invariably the maintenance of the status Quo, and you will do nothing for the subject races unless we, by taking initiative, make you realize that helping us against the Turks is the lesser of the evils.eleftherios venizelos
... it is not men that most women worry about when they rise to the defense of the status Quo. Their apparent endorsement of male supremacy is, rather, a pathetic striving for self-respect, self-justification, and self-pardon. After fifteen hundred years of subjection to men, Western woman finds it almost unbearable to face the fact that she has been hoodwinked and enslaved by her inferiors that the master is lesser than the slave.elizabeth gould davis
"For people, 'here' signifies not merely a physical space, but also an historical space." "Those who are served by the present limit-situation regard the untested feasibility as a threatening limit-situation which must not be allowed to materialize, and act to maintain the status Quo."paulo freire
"The oppressors develop a series of methods precluding any presentation of the world as a problem and showing it rather as a fixed entity, as something given--something to which people, as mere spectators, must adapt." "It is accomplished by the oppressors depositing myths indispensable to the preservation of the status Quo."paulo freire
The United States has been very clear that we did have to have some political basis to make clear that that cessation of hostilities was not going to countenance a return to the status Quo ante. This resolution does that. And now we're going to see who is for peace and who isn't.condoleezza rice
The State is a collection of officials, different for difference purposes, drawing comfortable incomes so long as the status Quo is preserved. The only alteration they are likely to desire in the status Quo is an increase of bureaucracy and the power of bureaucrats.bertrand russell
Ex hoc barbaricis abacta plectris spernit senipedem stilum Thalia, ex Quo septipedes videt patronos.sidonius apollinaris
Questioning the status Quo can result in banishment, imprisonment, ridicule or being burned at the stake, depending on your era, your locale, and the sacred cows you wish to butcher.gene spafford
The diagnosis is clear, but changing the status Quo has proven difficult, because often those who are elected do not govern, and those who do govern are not elected.
[T]he very existence of a natural law discoverable by reason is a potentially powerful threat to the status Quo and a standing reproach to the reign of blindly traditional custom or the arbitrary will of the State apparatus.
L'or donne aux plus laids certain charme pour plaire, Et Quo sans lui le reste est une triste affaire.
Quid scribam vobis, p[atres]. c[onscripti]., aut Quo modo scribam, aut quid omnino non scribam hoc tempore, dii me deaeque peius perdant quam cotidie perire sentio, si scio.
I am not bound over to swear allegiance to any master; where the storm drives me I turn in for shelter.
Nullius addictus iurare in verba magistri, Quo me cumque rapit tempestas, deferor hospes.
Invitas nullum nisi cum Quo, Cotta, lavaris et dant convivam balnea sola tibi mirabar quare numquam me, Cotta, vocasses: iam scio me nudum displicuisse tibi.
Incitato eQuo, cuius causa pridie circenses, ne inquietaretur, viciniae silentium per milites indicere solebat, praeter equile marmoreum et praesaepe eburneum praeterque purpurea tegumenta ac monilia e gemmis domum etiam et familiam et supellectilem dedit, Quo lautius nomine eius invitati acciperentur; consulatum quoque traditur destinasse.
ÆQuo stat fœdare tempus. Time stands with impartial law.marcus manilius
Quod vero naturalis ratio inter omnes homines constituit, id apud omnes populos peræque custoditur vocaturque ius gentium, quasi Quo iure omnes gentes utuntur.
We come humbly to say to the men in the forefront of our government that the civil rights issue is not an ephemeral, evanescent domestic issue that can be kicked about by reactionary guardians of the status Quo; it is rather an eternal moral issue which may determine the destiny of our nation (Yeah) in the ideological struggle against communism .