... 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.
Quo semel est imbuta recens servabit odorem testa diu. The first scent you pour in a jar lasts for years.
Finally, it should also be noted that the very existence of a bicameral legislature is itself another defence of the status Quo.thomas flanagan
"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
Technical progress and more comfortable living permit the systematic inclusion of libidinal components into the realm of commodity production and exchange. But no matter how controlled the mobilization of instinctual energy may be (it sometimes amounts to a scientific management of libido), no matter how much it may serve as a prop for the status Quo it is also gratifying to the managed individuals, just as racing the outboard motor, pushing the power lawn mower, and speeding the automobile are fun.herbert marcuse
Quo tendis inertemRex periture, fugam? Nescis heu, perdite! nescisQuem fugias; hostes incurris, dum fugis hostem.Incidis in Scyllam cupiens vitare Charybdim.
Quo usque tandem abutere, Catilina, patientia nostra? Quam diu etiam furor iste tuus nos eludet? Quem ad finem sese effrenata iactabit audacia?
Librum quoque mendosum, et vel falso scriptum, vel falsum etiam in se continentem inspiciens, statim, licet illiteratus omnino fuisset, ad locum mendacii digitum ponebat. Interrogatus autem, qualiter hoc nosset, dicebat daemonem ad locum eundem digitum suum primo porrigere…Contigit aliquando, spiritibus immundis nimis eidem insultantibus, ut Evangelium Johannis ejus in gremio poneretur: qui statim tanquam aves evolantes, omnes penitus evanuerunt. Quo sublato postmodum, et Historia Britonum a galfrido Arthuro tractata, experiendi causa, loco ejusdem subrogata, non solum corpori ipsius toti, sed etiam libro superposito, longe solito crebrius et taediosius insederunt.
Sicut radix portat arborem, sic humilitas animam. Spiritus humilitatis est super mel dulcis, Quo qui regitur dulcia poma facit.anthony of padua
I'm here to say there is a choice. If you want to stick to the status Quo, pick the Republicans or Democrats, but don't complain. Nobody can do a better job than I can.scott ashjian
I am concerned that many young people in the Hemisphere seem to envision the United States as a nation intoxicated by power, addicted to warfare, controlled by a military-industrial complex, and determined to preserve the status Quo, that we are against rapid economic and social growth.luis a. ferré
"The only thing not to do in a crisis situation is to remain in the status Quo. Up to the present every crisis has ultimately served as a springboard for progress."turgut Özal
Bureaucracy defends the status Quo long past the time when the Quo has lost its status.
errant consilia nostra, quia non habent Quo derigantur; ignoranti quem portum petat nullus suus ventus est.seneca the younger
Felix, quisquis novit famulum Rogemque pati, Vultusque potest variare suos! Rapuit vires pondusque malis, Casus animo qui tulit æQuo.
The civilized have created the wretched, quite coldly and deliberately, and do not intend to change the status Quo; are responsible for their slaughter and enslavement; rain down bombs on defenseless children whenever and wherever they decide that their "vital interests" are menaced, and think nothing of torturing a man to death: these people are not to be taken seriously when they speak of the "sanctity" of human life, or the "conscience" of the civilized world.james baldwin
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.alfred de zayas
Eo animo quidque debetur Quo datur, nec quantum sit sed a quali profectum voluntate perpenditur.seneca the younger
Ex hoc barbaricis abacta plectris spernit senipedem stilum Thalia, ex Quo septipedes videt patronos.
Sicut radix portat arborem, sic humilitas animam. Spiritus humilitatis est super mel dulcis, Quo qui regitur dulcia poma facit.
Oculis de homine non credo, habeo melius et certius lumen Quo a falsis uera diiudicem: animi bonum animus inueniat.
Tunc Caesar: "Eatur," inquit, "Quo deorum ostenta et inimicorum iniquitas vocat. Iacta alea est," inquit.
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.