Status Quo Quotes

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1. “Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

Tags : Advertising Apple Change Commercial Computers Different Madness Misattributed Apple Misattributed Steve Jobs Misfits Nonconformity Progressive Rebels Status Quo Think Different Troublemakers
Author : Rob Siltanen

2. “If the surprise outcome of the recent UK referendum - on whether to leave or remain in the European Union - teaches us anything, it is that supposedly worthy displays of democracy in action can actually do more harm than good. Witness a nation now more divided; an intergenerational schism in the making; both a governing and opposition party torn to shreds from the inside; infinitely more complex issues raised than satisfactory solutions provided. It begs the question 'Was it really all worth it' ?”

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Author : Alex Morritt
Source : Impromptu Scribe

3. “Home is where your people are.”

Tags : Accepting Break Care Correct Curious Employer Environment Gut Honesty Inspirational Quotes Know Knows Live Meet Memory New Practice Self Mastery Smart Social Startup Life Status Quo Success Quotes Wake Wantrepreneur You
Author : Richie Norton

4. “Freedom rings when you realize you can become what you never thought you could become.”

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Author : Richie Norton

5. “One day everything will be well, that is our hope. Everything's fine today, that is our illusion”

Tags : Illusion Optimism Status Quo
Author : Voltaire

6. “I wore black because I liked it. I still do, and wearing it still means something to me. It's still my symbol of rebellion -- against a stagnant status quo, against our hypocritical houses of God, against people whose minds are closed to others' ideas.”

Tags : Black Hypocrisy Individuality Religion Status Quo
Author : Johnny Cash

7. “It's my duty as a human being to be pissed off”

Tags : Anger Angst Idealism Injustice Status Quo Youth
Author : Eric Bogosian
Source : subUrbia

8. “Never be complacent about the current steps; don't agree and follow the status quo. Be determined that you are making an indelible impact with great change. Now, dress up and go to make it happen!”

Tags : Be Determined Change Complacency Complacent Determine Do It Better Dress Dress Up Excel Excellence Excellent Food For Thought Go Impact Indelible Impact Israelmore Ayivor Make An Impact Make It Better Make It Happen Never Status Quo Steps
Source : The Great Hand Book of Quotes

9. “Your position may be highly powerful, but you will be a hero only when you are highly respected.”

Tags : Hero Heroes Heroism Human Humans Inspiration Inspirational Inspirational Quotes Motivation Motivational Motivational Quotes Philosophy Position Power Powerful Respect Respected Respectful Status Status Quo Wisdom Wisdom Quotes
Author : Amit Kalantri

10. “Stuff your eyes with wonder," he said, "live as if you'd drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories. Ask no guarantees, ask for no security, there never was such an animal. And if there were, it would be related to the great sloth which hangs upside down in a tree all day every day, sleeping its life away. To hell with that," he said, "shake the tree and knock the great sloth down on his ass.”

Tags : Hate Life Live Sloth Status Quo
Author : Ray Bradbury

11. “Rhetorical question: Did you get to where you are by accepting the status quo?I didn't.”

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Author : Richie Norton

12. “It's neither judgment nor judgment according to the status quo that we have a problem with, but rather judgment according to God's Word that we have a problem with. We sharply dress ourselves, go out into the world, shape ourselves, our personalities according to the world's standards and preferences, allow ourselves to be made dull by the world and its desires in order to appear successful and happy and attractive in the eyes of the world. We love the world's judgment but we hate God's judgment. Absurdly enough, the one that really matters, the one out of the purest of loves rather than a mere contract in hopes of mutual gain, is the one which we so adamantly try to shut ourselves off from.”

Tags : Apologetics Appearance Attractive Bible Discernment God Happy Judgment Love Meaning Originality Personality Purpose Special Status Quo Success Uniqueness Vanity World
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

13. “Don’t be retarded; excellence is “status quo discarded”. Look ahead and don’t see the little things you do now as the final products to ever stand out of your personal actions!”

Tags : Average Best Better Discard Discarded Do It Better Don T Excell Excellence Excellent Final Final Products Israelmore Ayivor Little Little Things Look Ahead Mediocrity Personal Personal Actions Retard Retarded Stand Stand Out Status Quo
Source : The Great Hand Book of Quotes

14. “Some skeptics believe religious people are religious because they fear Hell. It's about as fair as saying skeptics are skeptics because they fear the ridicule of modern society.”

Tags : Agnosticism Appeal To Ridicule Atheism Belief Culture Discernment Earth Fallacies Fear Fearless God Heaven Hell Hell On Earth Hypocrisy In Everyone Insecurity Judgment Martyr Mockery Peers Persecution Religion Ridicule Security Skepticism Society Status Quo Theism
Author : Criss Jami

15. “We have to endure the discordance between imagination and fact. It is better to say, “I am suffering,” than to say, “This landscape is ugly.”

Tags : Accountability Courage Honesty Inspiration Status Quo Truth
Author : Simone Weil

16. “..the hope I have for women: that we can start to see ourselves-and encourage men to see us-as more than just the sum of our sexual parts: not as virgins or whores, as mothers or girlfriends, or as existing only in relation to men, but as people with independent desires, hopes and abilities. But I know that this can't happen as long as American culture continues to inundate us with gender-role messages that place everyone-men and women-in an unnatural hierarchical order that's impossible to maintain without strife. For women to move forward, and for men to break free, we need to overcome the masculinity status quo-together.”

Tags : Feminism Men Status Quo Women
Source : The Purity Myth: How America's Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women

17. “Status quos are made to be broken.”

Tags : Change The World Make A Difference Status Quo
Author : Ray A. Davis

18. “In theory, the risk of business failure can be reduced to a number, the probability of failure multiplied by the cost of failure. Sure, this turns out to be a subjective analysis, but in the process your own attitudes toward financial risk and reward are revealed.By contrast, personal risk usually defies quantification. It's a matter of values and priorities, an expression of who you are. "Playing it safe" may simply mean you do not weigh heavily the compromises inherent in the status quo. The financial rewards of the moment may fully compensate you for the loss of time and fulfillment. Or maybe you just don't think about it. On the other hand, if time and satisfaction are precious, truly priceless, you will find the cost of business failure, so long as it does not put in peril the well-being of you or your family, pales in comparison with the personal risks of no trying to live the life you want today.Considering personal risk forces us to define personal success. We may well discover that the business failure we avoid and the business success we strive for do not lead us to personal success at all. Most of us have inherited notions of "success" from someone else or have arrived at these notions by facing a seemingly endless line of hurdles extending from grade school through college and into our careers. We constantly judge ourselves against criteria that others have set and rank ourselves against others in their game. Personal goals, on the other hand, leave us on our own, without this habit of useless measurement and comparison.Only the Whole Life Plan leads to personal success. It has the greatest chance of providing satisfaction and contentment that one can take to the grave, tomorrow. In the Deferred Life Plan there will always be another prize to covet, another distraction, a new hunger to sate. You will forever come up short.”

Tags : Life Passion Risk Status Quo Success
Author : Randy Komisar
Source : The Monk and the Riddle: The Education of a Silicon Valley Entrepreneur

19. “Sometimes people think you’re smart if you question the status quo, if nothing else.”

Tags : Intelligence Misconceptions Status Quo

20. “Change is not what we expect from religious people. They tend to love the past more than the present or the future.”

Tags : Adaptability Change Conservatism Religion Status Quo
Author : Richard Rohr
Source : Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life

21. “Damned Beaver/Jeremy is the War, he is every assertion the fucking War has ever made--that we are meant for work and government, for austerity: and these shall take priority over love, dreams, the spirit, the senses and the other second-class trivia that are found among the idle and mindless hours of the day....Damn them, they are wrong. They are insane.”

Tags : Expectations Government Rebellion Status Quo War
Source : Gravity's Rainbow

22. “What people resist is not change per se, but loss.”

Tags : Grief Letting Go Status Quo
Source : The Practice of Adaptive Leadership: Tools and Tactics for Changing Your Organization and the World

23. “All to often, on the long road up, young leaders become servants of what is rather than shapers of what might be.”

Tags : Conformity Status Quo
Author : John Gardner

24. “Yesterday's adaptations are today's routines.”

Tags : Assumptions Status Quo
Source : The Practice of Adaptive Leadership: Tools and Tactics for Changing Your Organization and the World

25. “When the highest value in a community is loyalty to the greater cause, meaning the continuity of the status quo, all means to this end are imbued with religious significance, and are thereby justified.”

Tags : Community Justification Religion Status Quo
Author : Pearl Abraham
Source : Brooklyn Noir

26. “There’s no stronger bulwark of sound conservatism than the evangelical church, and no better place to make friends who’ll help you to gain your rightful place in the community than in your own church-home!”

Tags : Church Politics Status Quo
Source : Babbitt

27. “We are all bounded with each other on the basis of our beliefs and values; when we question those values, we are certainly left alone, away from our families, friends and the dear one. And that is a cost benefit analysis we all make and we keep satisfying ourselves with the status quo of situations.”

Tags : Athiesm Families Friends Satisfy Status Quo Values

28. “Is there a status quo in the house?”

Tags : Status Quo
Author : Stephen King
Source : The Shining

29. “Geniuses are always marginalized to one degree or another. Someone wholly invested in the status quo is unlikely to disrupt it.”

Tags : Disruption Genius Marginalization Revolutionary Status Quo
Author : Eric Weiner
Source : The Geography of Genius: A Search for the World's Most Creative Places from Ancient Athens to Silicon Valley

30. “All genuinely creative ideas are initially met with rejection, since they necessarily threaten the status quo. An enthusiastic reception for a new idea is a sure sign that it is not original.”

Tags : Creativity Ideas Originality Rejection Status Quo
Author : Eric Weiner
Source : The Geography of Genius: A Search for the World's Most Creative Places from Ancient Athens to Silicon Valley

31. “You can provide the conditions for the motivation of others and the leadership to help them find a way but they must have the intrinsic spark, the desire, to move, to overcome the inertia of the status quo and change things.”

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32. “The student’s biggest problem was a slave mentality which had been built into him by years of carrot-and- whip grading, a mule mentality which said, "If you don’t whip me, I won’t work." He didn’t get whipped. He didn’t work. And the cart of civilization, which he supposedly was being trained to pull, was just going to have to creak along a little slower without him. This is a tragedy, however, only if you presume that the cart of civilization, "the system," is pulled by mules. This is a common, vocational, "location" point of view, but it’s not the Church attitude. The Church attitude is that civilization, or "the system" or "society" or whatever you want to call it, is best served not by mules but by free men. The purpose of abolishing grades and degrees is not to punish mules or to get rid of them but to provide an environment in which that mule can turn into a free man.”

Tags : Education Free Man Free Will Mentality Schooling Status Quo Students
Source : Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

33. “If I always stuck up for what I had, I would have missed the most amazing things I have today. What are you fighting for that you need to let go? Release the magic within. The magic of what could be.”

Tags : Amazing Quotes Courage Magic Status Quo
Author : Tony Curl
Source : Seriously Simple Stuff to Get You Unstuck

34. “Leaders don’t fall in love with mediocrity. The status quo isn’t their desire to maintain but to improve.”

Tags : Desire Desiring Fall In Love Food For Thought Improve Improvement Israelmore Ayivor Leader Leaders Leadership Love Maintain Mediocre Mediocrity Personal Development Status Quo
Source : Leaders' Ladder

35. “Something must be radically wrong with a culture and a civilisation when its youth begins to desert it. Youth is the natural time for revolt, for experiment, for a generous idealism that is eager for action. Any civilisation which has the wisdom of self-preservation will allow a certain margin of freedom for the expression of this youthful mood. But the plain, unpalatable fact is that in America today that margin of freedom has been reduced to the vanishing point. Rebellious youth is not wanted here. In our environment there is nothing to challenge our young men; there is no flexibility, no colour, no possibility for adventure, no chance to shape events more generously than is permitted under the rules of highly organised looting. All our institutional life combines for the common purpose of blackjacking our youth into the acceptance of the status quo; and not acceptance of it merely, but rather its glorification.”

Tags : Acceptance Adventure America Civilization Desertion Emigration Experimentation Flexibility Freedom Idealism Institutionalized Looting Lost Generation Possibility Rebellion Revolt Status Quo Youth
Source : America And The Young Intellectual

36. “The most dangerous ideas are not those that challenge the status quo. The most dangerous ideas are those so embedded in the status quo, so wrapped in a cloud of inevitability, that we forget they are ideas at all.”

Tags : Dangerous Dangerous Ideas Embedded Hegemony Ideas Inevitability Jacob Appel Jacob M Appel Notion Status Quo Sublter Forms Of Communication Subtlety Subversion Subversive Undermining
Source : Phoning Home

37. “I yawned awake ready to blow stuff up like a 90s action-star. I’d become what I despised, a misguided schmuck following the status-quo for the sole purpose of fitting in. Whatever... gunrunners, terrorists, bankers, dictators, goons; we all have it coming.”

Tags : Action Hero Bruce Crown Death Forlorn Inevitability Passions Status Quo
Author : Bruce Crown
Source : Forlorn Passions

38. “If what you create seems to turn out much stranger than who you are as a person, it's probably because your heart is talking.”

Tags : Abnormal Absurdity Art Conformity Crazy Creativity Culture Discovery Exploration Foreign Heart Imagination Insanity Intelligence Mind Music Non Conformity Normal Odd Originality Poetry Society Status Quo Strange Unique Weird Wild Wild At Heart
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

39. “Abilene possessed greater vision, perhaps because it possessed little else.”

Tags : Creativity Inventiveness Openness Status Quo
Author : H.W. Brands

40. “There is this common notion that people are shallow and ignorant until they go out and see the world. I, on the other hand, went out and in comparison realized I was in pretty good standing.”

Tags : Deep Development Exclusion Ignorant Intelligence Introvert Knowledge Naive Narrow Mindedness Originality Popular Popular Opinion Rebel Secular Shallow Solitude Travel Unique World
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

41. “It is the lies he's telling her - as he has been, Nassun understands suddenly, her whole life - that really break her heart. He's said that he loves her, after all, but that obviously isn't true. He cannot love an orogene, and that is what she is. He cannot be an orogene's father, and that is why he constantly demands she be something other than what she is.”

Tags : Acceptance Conditional Love Disown Disownment Fear Of The Unknown Identity Rejection Self Acceptance Status Quo Unconditional Acceptance Unconditional Love Xenophobia
Author : N.K. Jemisin
Source : The Obelisk Gate

42. “Most of us are only willing to call 5% of our present information into question any one point.”

Tags : Adaptability Change Receptivity Status Quo
Author : Ken Wilber

43. “Often I didn’t think I was cut out for the way the world is, being born into a common culture and system I would never choose for myself.”

Tags : Convention Culture Free Spirit Life Society Status Quo System Unconventional
Author : Jackie Haze
Source : Borderless

44. “I felt that the magical people must be in the hidden back roads and dusty cubby holes of life; on highways, in hostels, and in shabby, smoky cafes. These enchanting people are in trees, around fires and under hand-knit hats and street lamps reflecting gold on rain soaked pavement. They dance while others dangle; they vibrantly sing the songs that get jumbled and stuck in the subconscious of others who only wish to catch tune. They are the rare ones whose uncommon experiences touch your heart through just a wink of their eye, the stories stitched in the holes of their shoes, invoking a longing for the unknown, taking others to a place of missing what they've never even had -- they do not settle, they do not compromise.”

Tags : Adventure Life Settling Society Status Quo Travel Unconventional
Author : Jackie Haze
Source : Borderless

45. “The times on the open road with all the unknown ahead were the times I was happiest and most secure, with people who knew our core and lived solely for the purpose of unmediated experiences and love, from which purpose itself is born. Not the distant idea of life, love and purpose dirtied by constructs.”

Tags : Convention Core Experience Free Spirit Freedom Life Life And Living Love Nomad Open Road Purpose Status Quo Travel Unconventional Vagabond Values
Author : Jackie Haze
Source : Borderless

46. “It is easy, and therefore uninspiring, to love within the norms of acceptance and society. Other than ones own heart, there is no great risk involved; it's all very status quo. The same is tired, but what's outside-the-norm is captivating and gets under people’s skin, pushing their buttons, making them think and revealing their depth as a person, or their lack thereof. It's love against obstacles that inspires the most – a love that faces and ultimately endures through challenges, hardship and ridicule that is courageous and triumphant.”

Tags : Different Inspiring Love Risk Status Quo Thought Provoking Unconventional Uninspiring

47. “Moreover, we were to each other aspects of a dream unrealized. I emblemized the excitement of freedom, a life untethered by the confines of constructs. She illustrated a sense of belonging, of ongoing laughter in the face of those constructs, a true lifeline within the walking dead. We were standing in different places, yet the same, seeing within each other a sense of truth within the lies, a radiant light that illuminated the dark.”

Tags : Confines Constructs Free Spirit Freedom Lesbian Lgbt Life Society Status Quo Truth
Author : Jackie Haze
Source : Borderless

48. “The tension between people is palpable, and the ideal of what it means to be and look American becomes a preoccupation to folks around the country, including me.”

Tags : America American People American Society Hispanics Identity Identity Crisis Identity Politics Latina Americans Latino Latino Americans Race Race Relations Racial Tension Racism Status Quo
Author : Raquel Cepeda
Source : Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina

49. “The purpose of all of this (left hemisphere's way of choosing denial or repression over considering an anomaly) is to impose stability on behavior and to prevent vacillation because indecisiveness doesn't serve any purpose. Any decision, so long as it is probably correct, is better than no decision at all. A perpetually fickle general will never win a war.”

Tags : Human Brain Indecisiveness Neuroscience Stability Status Quo
Source : Phantoms in the Brain: Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind

50. “When your ideas shatter established thought, expect blowback.”

Tags : Defiance Established Norms Establishment Innovate Innovation Originality Status Quo Success Winning
Author : Tim Fargo

51. “He wanted to be respectable rather than powerful; he did not want the controversy that went with power.”

Tags : Establishment Leadership Status Quo

52. “The foundation of morality on the human sentiments of what is acceptable behavior versus repulsive behavior has always made morals susceptible to change. Much of what was repulsive 100 years ago is normal today, and - although it may be a slippery slope - what is repulsive today is possible to be normal 100 years into tomorrow; the human standard has always been but to push the envelope. In this way, all generations are linked, and one can only hope that every extremist, self-proclaimed progressive is considering this ultimate 'Utopia' to which his kindness will lead at the end of the chain.”

Tags : Atheism Era Eternity Evil Fate Foundation Freedom Generations Good Good And Evil Lawlessness Love Peace Period Philosophy Progression Religion Skepticism And Religion Spirituality Standard Status Quo Wrong
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

53. “When something really bad is going on in a culture, the average guy doesn’t see it. He can’t. He’s average. And is surrounded by and immersed in the cant and discourse of the status quo.”

Tags : Averageness Culture Status Quo

54. “There are times on Earth when extraordinary consciousness invades everyday life. There are times on Earth when unseen forces make a calamity of the status quo. There are times on Earth when it seems as though a divine arsonist has set fire to the world as we know it.— We live in such times.”

Tags : Extraordinary Humanity Complexity Status Quo
Author : Jacob Nordby
Source : The Divine Arsonist: A Tale of Awakening

55. “The breath of life of the Senate is, of course, continuity,”

Tags : Politics Power Status Quo
Source : Master of the Senate

56. “New characters always cause a reshuffle.”

Tags : Adaptive Leadership Relationships Status Quo
Author : The Grinder

57. “Congress has a deep, vested interest in its own inefficiency.”

Tags : Adaptive Leadership Status Quo
Source : Master of the Senate

58. “The government of the world's most powerful nation is running furiously in place.”

Tags : Adaptive Leadership Status Quo
Author : Ron Suskind
Source : The Way of the World: A Story of Truth and Hope in an Age of Extremism

59. “Awful momentum makes carrying through easier than calling off folly.”

Tags : Adaptive Leadership Humility Status Quo
Source : The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam

60. “Everyone that has ever done anything significant first found themselves in the place where the status quo no longer was enough.”

Tags : Enough Get Tired Inspirational Motivational Significance Significant Status Quo Truth

61. “Venice was a contrast from Los Angeles itself, where you might see a woman with $15,000 tits, a face frozen in place by Botox, wobbling with her $4,000 Gucci bag right past a child with a sunken belly and exposed ribs encaging a heart too weak to scream.”

Tags : Compassion Equality Existence Hollywood Inequality Life Los Angeles Modern Life Poor Poverty Rich Status Quo System Truth Venice Wealth Wealthy

62. “Seniority has nothing to do with intellectuality, your individuality wins the majority or minority, simply because you maintained the status quo of your peculiarity.”

Tags : Age Believe In Yourself Growing Up Individuality Intellect Intellectuality Majority Michael Bassey Johnson Minority Peculiarity Seniority Status Quo Strange Win Winning

63. “Make a change of your steps when necessary. “Status quo” is the court room where change is kept on trial for long, delaying the verdict. Make a change and achieve your dreams. Rule your case with victory.”

Tags : Achieve Big Dreams Change Changing Court Court Room Dreams Dreams Big Food For Thought Israelmore Ayivor Make A Change Necessary On Trial Status Quo Trial Verdict
Source : Shaping the dream

64. “Break away from the box confining you. Positive dreamers do not follow the status quo. They keep raising the standard of the bar higher and higher. Raise the bar.”

Tags : Bar Big Dreams Box Break Break Away Break Away From The Comfort Zone Comfort Zone Confinement Dream Dream Big Excel Excellence Follow Food For Thought High Higher Israelmore Ayivor Positive Raise Raise The Bar Standard Status Quo
Source : Shaping the dream

65. “Excellence is to keep beating your own standards every day. If you don't have a standard for yourself, you have no records to beat; and if you don't have any record to beat, you can't excel. What is your current standard?”

Tags : Beat Break Break Records Current Every Day Excel Excellence Extra Extra Mile Food For Thought Israelmore Ayivor Records Standard Status Quo
Source : The Great Hand Book of Quotes

66. “The position of a hero is not for the comparision, it is a reference point”

Tags : Comparison Hero Heroes Heroism Human Humans Inspiration Inspirational Inspirational Quotes Motivation Motivational Motivational Quotes Philosophy Position Reference Status Status Quo Wisdom Wisdom Quotes
Author : Amit Kalantri

67. “The principle that characters do not want to change applies to more than just fiction.”

Tags : Counseling Status Quo
Author : Donald Miller
Source : A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life

68. “It is not only the hostility of others that may prevent us from questioning the status quo. Our will to doubt can be just as powerfully sapped by an internal sense that societal conventions must have a sound basis, even if we are not sure exactly what this may be, because they have been adhered to by a great many people for a long time. It seems implausible that our society could be gravely mistaken in its beliefs, and at the same time, that we would be alone in noticing the fact. We stifle our doubts, and follow the flock, because we cannot conceive of ourselves as pioneers of hitherto unknown difficult truths. It is for help in overcoming our meekness that we can turn to the philosopher.”

Tags : Conformity Convention Conventional Wisdom Courage Doubt Philosophy Philosophy Of Life Questioning Status Quo

69. “I'm more depressed about the realities of the mature bureaucracy and more excited about the ideal that we're fighting for. And the juxtaposition has obvious consequences. Rolf Mowatt-Larrsen”

Tags : Goalsetting Passion Status Quo Vision
Author : Ron Suskind
Source : The Way of the World: A Story of Truth and Hope in an Age of Extremism

70. “I need not adapt in certain ways. I am in fact but a visitor to this world, a gasp within its history, and, before anything else, a follower of Christ. By this alone I have the power not to shuffle against the Faith, the power to break loose from these marching shackles of ongoing cultural and political pretense.”

Tags : Adaptation Apologetics Christ Christian Conformity Different Faith Faithfulness Freedom History Holiness Originality Politics Power Pretentiousness Real Rebel Religion Secular Shackles Shuffle Status Quo Strength World Zombie
Author : Criss Jami

71. “The tenure of human positions, no matter how highly exalted will eventually come to an end. Only Gods tenure is eternal –”

Tags : Apple Arrogance Deceit Best Change Democracy Democrats End Everlasting Fidel Castro Happiness Heaven Inspirational Kabila Love Misattributed Apple Nonconformity Omega Pdp Philosophy Politics Sadam Smile Tenure Think Different Words Yahya Jammeh
Author : Oche Otorkpa
Source : The Unseen Terrorist

72. “It comforted the great to deal with it and they knew, a man who could reduce any color to grey.”

Tags : Bureaucracy Conventionalism Status Quo
Source : Call for the Dead

73. “The riskiest thing we can do is just maintain the status quo.”

Tags : Advancements Bob Iger Dr Campbell Future Progress Risk Status Quo Whole
Author : Bob Iger

74. “Lamentably, it is a historical fact that privileged groups seldom give up their privileges voluntarily. Individuals may see the moral light and voluntarily give up their unjust posture; but, as Reinhold Niebuhr has reminded us, groups tend to be more immoral than individuals.”

Tags : Group Mentality Privilege Status Quo
Source : Why We Can't Wait

75. “We were all involved in the death of John Kennedy. We tolerated hate; we tolerated the sick stimulation of violence in all walks of life; and we tolerated the differential application of law, which said that a man's life was sacred only if we agreed with his views. This may explain the cascading grief that flooded the country in late November. We mourned a man who had become the pride of the nation, but we grieved as well for ourselves because we knew we were sick.”

Tags : Intolerance Kennedy National Character Status Quo Truth Violence
Source : Why We Can't Wait

76. “Status quo"?...What's that?”

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77. “The status quo is never news, only challenges to it.”

Tags : Knife Edge Malorie Blackman Status Quo

78. “I need not adapt in certain ways. I am in fact but a visitor to this world, an ephemeral gasp within its long, tired history, and, before anything else, a follower of Christ. By this alone I have the power not to shuffle away from the Faith, the power to break loose from these marching-shackles of ongoing cultural and political pretense.”

Tags : Adaptation Apologetics Christ Christian Culture Different Epic Faith Faithfulness Freedom History Holiness Individuality Originality Politics Power Pretentiousness Real Rebel Religion Secular Shackles Zombie
Author : Criss Jami

79. “Life expects us to challenge the status-quo YET it holds us responsible for ONLY what we can ordinarily do. Life doesn't ask us for too much; it says "to do more, expand your lens". Expand your skills, expand your tools, expand your mind. To do more, be more!”

Tags : Life Quotes Self Improvement Skills Status Quo Success

80. “He knew very well that the great majority of human conversation is meaningless. A man can get through most of his days on stock answers to stock questions, he thought. Once he catches onto the game, he can manage with an assortment of grunts. This would not be so if people listened to each other, but they don't. They know that no one is going to say anything moving and important to them at that very moment. Anything important will be announced in the newspapers and reprinted for those who missed it. No one really wants to know how his neighbor is feeling, but he asks him anyway, because it is polite, and because he knows that his neighbor certainly will not tell him how he feels. What this woman and I say to each other is not important. It is the simple making of sounds that pleases us.”

Tags : Communication Conversation Listening Politeness Relationships Status Quo
Source : A Fine and Private Place

81. “When a woman reads a romance novel, she is putting her own pleasure first. That small act of rebellion is perceived as a threat to the status quo. It’s also why this eternally popular and profitable genre has been scorned, ridiculed and dismissed.”

Tags : Book Industry Feminism Literary Ridicule Rebellion Romance Romance Novels Sexism Status Quo
Author : Maya Rodale

82. “Now even reformers needed political machines.”

Tags : Influence Leadership Media Pragmatism Status Quo
Source : The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan

83. “You know that you’re truly successful when you can afford to fail.”

Tags : Failure Quotes Henry Mosquera Status Quo Success Quotes
Source : Status Quo

84. “An anti-politician is hardly an anti-politician once he starts winning and works to close the deal by working to sew up the Establishment.”

Tags : Leadership Statesmanship Status Quo
Source : The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan

85. “Stella says the name for the house where she and Ms. Havisham live is Stasis, Greek, or Latin, or Hebrew, or all three to dub the domicile Enough House. In a healthy soul, this might mean contentment. Or, in seeing what we have as Enough, this can mean we are not open to vulnerability, generosity, or dependence on those who might threaten our Stasis.”

Tags : Idolatry Openness Status Quo
Source : Great Expectations

86. “If change and growth are not programmed into your spirituality, if there are not serious warnings about the blinding nature of fear and fanaticism, your religion will always end up worshiping the status quo and protecting your present ego position and personal advantage as if it were God.”

Tags : Conservatism Humility Idolatry Status Quo
Author : Richard Rohr
Source : Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life

87. “...there is still a need for those of us nestled deep within the Christian bubble to look beyond the status quo and critically assess the degree to which we are really living biblically.”

Tags : Biblical Christian Christianity Counter Cultural Discipleship Normal Radical Re Examine Self Examination Status Quo
Author : Francis Chan
Source : Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit

88. “Their devotion had never been put to any serious test, and might not have withstood one; their love for God was based in their satisfaction with the status quo.”

Tags : Devotion Faith Faith In God Religious Faith Status Quo
Author : Ted Chiang
Source : Stories of Your Life and Others

89. “The existence of any method, standard, custom or practice is no reason for its continuance when a better is offered.”

Tags : Change Progress Status Quo

90. “One world leader warned another "the error of relying on the capability you have rather than developing the capability you need.”

Tags : Humility Status Quo
Author : Ron Suskind
Source : The Way of the World: A Story of Truth and Hope in an Age of Extremism

91. “Americans have a tendency to take much of our long-term economic, technological, medical, and social progress for granted, while assuming problems will only get worse. This is unwarranted.”

Tags : Maturation Perspective Status Quo

92. “Established churches not infrequently formed an alliance with the aristocracy , joining arm in arm against change.”

Tags : Conservatism Culture Status Quo
Author : John Ferling
Source : Jefferson and Hamilton: The Rivalry That Forged a Nation

93. “Government breeds more government, and a lobbying infrastructure to defend itself.”

Tags : Status Quo
Source : The Woven Figure: Conservatism and America's Fabric

94. “Prejudice doesn't allow one to accept another at a higher level. However their values or views might be respected.”

Tags : Judgement Life Prejudice Respect Status Quo

95. “The Bible Belt is collapsing. The world of nominal, cultural Christianity that took the American dream and added Jesus to it in order to say, 'you can have everything you ever wanted and Heaven too,' is soon to be gone. Good riddance.”

Tags : Christianity Conservatism Discipleship Status Quo

96. “There is no gainsaying the fact that this suggested program will strike most people as impossibly “radical” and “unrealistic”; any suggestion for changing the status quo, no matter how slight, can always be considered by someone as too radical, so that the only thoroughgoing escape from the charge of impracticality is never to advocate any change whatever in existing conditions. But to take this approach is to abandon human reason, and to drift in animal- or plant-like manner with the tide of events.”

Tags : Change Economics Radicalism Status Quo
Source : The Case for the 100 Percent Gold Dollar

97. “Decades of the seniority rule had conferred influence in the Senate not on men who broke new ground but on men who were careful not to.”

Tags : Bureaucracy Conservatism Status Quo
Source : Master of the Senate

98. “How can you test whether something's an assumption? Try this: switch things around, and check how bananas everybody goes.”

Tags : Assumptions Status Quo
Author : Annabel Crabb
Source : The Wife Drought

99. “She's no longer afraid to die. What she's afraid of is living, accepting the status quo.”

Tags : Death Living Status Quo
Author : Ellen Hopkins
Source : Identical

100. “Two reasons why people hate and/or fight change: (1) People fear the unknown; and (2) There are always people profiting from how things are.”

Tags : Change Conformity Fear Status Quo

101. “I am already living, but something is telling me with unchallengeable authority: you are not living properly. The numinous authority of form enjoys the prerogative of being able to tell me 'You must'. It is the authority of a different life in this life. This authority touches on a subtle insufficiency within me that is older and freer than sin; it is my innermost not-yet. In my most conscious moment, I am affected by the absolute objection to my status quo: my change is the one thing that is necessary. If you do indeed subsequently change your life, what you are doing is no different from what you desire with your whole will as soon as you feel how a vertical tension that is valid for you unhinges your life.”

Tags : Change Life Not Yet Status Quo Will
Source : Du mußt dein Leben ändern