„Their pledge is a pledge to the status quo — and today there can be no status quo.“

—  John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 1960, Context: Their platform, made up of left-over Democratic planks, has the courage of our old convictions. Their pledge is a pledge to the status quo — and today there can be no status quo. Address Accepting the Democratic Party Nomination for the Presidency of the United States — Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles (15 July 1960) http://www.jfklibrary.org/Research/Research-Aids/Ready-Reference/JFK-Quotations.aspx<!-- Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project -->
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—  Hillary Clinton American politician, senator, Secretary of State, First Lady 1947
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„Every ruler wants to maintain the status quo.“

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„Status quo, you know, is Latin for 'the mess we're in'.“

—  Ronald Reagan American politician, 40th president of the United States (in office from 1981 to 1989) 1911 - 2004

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„Science is not about status quo. It’s about revolution.“

—  Leon M. Lederman American mathematician and physicist 1922 - 2018
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„The manager accepts the status quo; the leader challenges it.“

—  Warren Bennis American leadership expert 1925 - 2014
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„The restoration of German vitality is not guaranteed by the status quo ante.“

—  Gustav Stresemann German politician, statesman, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate 1878 - 1929
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„If the superior advantages enjoyed by devotees of the status quo are to paralyze us into impotence“

—  Kirby Page American clergyman 1890 - 1957
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„Young entrepreneurs tend to be fearless and have no respect for the status quo, and that’s exactly what you need in an environment where the status quo is going to put you out of business.“

—  Steve Blank American businessman 1953
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„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 logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970
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„It did not last: the devil, shouting "Ho.
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—  J. C. Squire British poet, writer, historian, and literary editor 1884 - 1958
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„I blow my load over the status-quo, here we go.“

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