Quotes of QUO

  1. I look at every business and ask, How long can this last? How can I identify the status quo and change it? – Sheldon Adelson
  2. Faith in God's revelation has nothing to do with an ideology which glorifies the status quo – Karl Barth
  3. The manager accepts the status quo the leader challenges it. – Warren G. Bennis
  4. The status quo sucks. – George Carlin
  5. The status quo helps liberals. We're going to change the country. – Howard Dean
  6. Most of us are not real eager to grow, myself included. We try to be happy by staying in the status quo But if we're not willing to be honest with ourselves about what we feel, we don't evolve. – Olympia Dukakis
  7. People who demand neutrality in any situation are usually not neutral but in favor of the status quo – Max Eastman
  8. The best thing I can think of would be to create a union between something as beautiful and powerful and wonderful as Hollywood films and a criticism of the status quo That's my dream, to make such a German film. – Rainer W. Fassbinder
  9. Rwanda was considered a second -class operation; because it was a small country, we had been able to maintain a kind of status quo They were negotiating, they'd accepted the new peace project, so we were under the impression that everything would be solved easily. – Boutros Boutros-Ghali
  10. The riskiest thing we can do is just maintain the status quo – Robert Iger
  11. 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. – Sarah Palin
  12. Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status. – Laurence J. Peter
  13. Hollywood movies are run on fear and they don't want to make bold choices. They, generally, speaking want to keep things status quo That's not really interesting for me. – Kyra Sedgwick
  14. Acting for me is not that quid pro quo – Tom Wilkinson

Usage examples for QUO

  1. In the hundredth instance the people may think it right to give way, or the mandarin may give way, in which case things remain in statu quo and nothing further is heard of the matter. – China and the Chinese by Herbert Allen Giles
  2. When I left Cairo in July, Haji Wali had been kept away nearly two months from his business and family, though both parties- for the plaintiff's purse was rapidly thinning- appeared eager to settle the difference by arbitration: when I returned from Arabia in October, matters were almost in statu quo ante, and when I started for India in January, the proceedings had not closed. – Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Sir Richard Francis Burton
  3. Luxemburg was of little interest to the Dutch; they only saw that Belgium was prosperous, and that the maintenance of the status quo was apparently all to her advantage. – History of Holland by George Edmundson
  4. It was accordingly determined to maintain the political status quo by excluding these newcomers from political rights. – Impressions of South Africa by James Bryce
  5. The practical effect of the treaty was to renew the status quo – The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History by Various
  6. " I may say," he said, " that I know several people to whom the status quo is satisfactory." – The Metropolis by Upton Sinclair
  7. The representatives of both these parties became in time convinced upholders of the Union and their influence in Ireland was thrown in favour of the maintenance of the status quo – The Evolution of Sinn Fein by Robert Mitchell Henry
  8. We are always plotting against our own repose, and as no man can stir in a crowd without disturbing others, it happens that even the quietest fellows are forced to fight for their status quo and sometimes, though they would not move a finger or sacrifice a button for the chance of 'getting on, ' are sulkily compelled to cut capers like the rest. – The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
  9. Everything was given to the conquerors, and it is said that the statue of Juno, followed of its own accord; but the probability is, the statue remained in statu quo for miraculous instances of going over to Rome were not in those days numerous. – The Comic History of Rome by Gilbert Abbott Becket
  10. Here, as always and everywhere, diplomacy, by its essence, is virtually statu quo if not altogether retrograde, is conservative, and often ultra conservative. – Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862 by Adam Gurowski
  11. Quaerentem dictis quibus et quo carmine demum Clara tuae possim praepandere lumina menti Res quibus occultas penitus convisere possis. – The Roman Poets of the Republic by W. Y. Sellar
  12. By a material cause we mean that out of which anything is made: id ex quo aliquid fit. – Ontology or the Theory of Being by Peter Coffey
  13. The Queen approved of their representation, and after declaring the laws null and void, for the effectual proceeding against the charter by way of quo warranto, ordered her Attorney and Solicitor- General to inform themselves fully concerning what may be most effectual for accomplishing the same, that she might take the government of the colony, so much abused by others, into her own hands, for the better protection of her distressed subjects. – An Historical Account Of The Rise And Progress Of The Colonies Of South Carolina And Georgia, Volume 1 by Alexander Hewatt
  14. Canada hadn't anything that the United States wanted badly enough for any quid pro quo in tariff concessions. – The Canadian Commonwealth by Agnes C. Laut
  15. The worthy burghers were accustomed to receive a quid pro quo for every florin they bestowed, failing of which, on the present occasion, they sent a deputation forthwith, to Napoleon, to reveal the facts, and to make their complaints. – Recollections of Europe by J. Fenimore Cooper
  16. Further, while I have included domestic questions as a separate class of questions in the above list, I think that logically many of them fall within the thought of questions which concern the status quo – The Geneva Protocol by David Hunter Miller
  17. It leaves the organism in statu quo undeveloped, immature, low in the scale of organization and with a growing tendency to pass from the state of equilibrium to that of increasing degeneration. – Natural Law in the Spiritual World by Henry Drummond
  18. It is labor's aim to continue increasing its bargaining power and with it its share of industrial control, just as it is the employer's aim to maintain a status quo or better. – A History of Trade Unionism in the United States by Selig Perlman
  19. It may be well to give some critical examination to this question of the status quo and to see what, if anything, is meant by the ideas which lie back of these criticisms. – The Geneva Protocol by David Hunter Miller

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