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Status Quotes

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In many ways, it is easier to be a good giver than a good receiver.
The giver chooses the gift and the timing.
More important, societal and religious traditions
tend to elevate the status of giver and lower the status of receiver.
When the Bible (Acts 20:32-35) speaks of it being
more blessed to give than to receive,
I believe that a better translation might be
"take" rather than "receive," as the context
of that passage is "coveting."
Certainly there is nothing blessed about coveting,
stealing, begging, or demanding,
however the skill of graciously receiving a freely offered gift
is another matter entirely.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One does not need buildings, money, power,
or status to practice the Art of Peace.
Heaven is right where you are standing,
and that is the place to train.
- Morihei Ueshiba

Americans are the only people in the world known to
me whose status anxiety prompts them to advertise their
college and university affiliations in the rear window of their automobiles.
- Paul Fussell

Status quo, you know, is Latin for 'the mess we're in'.
- Ronald Reagan

 

The Woman's Party is made up of women of all races,
creeds and nationalities who are united on the one
program of working to raise the status of women.
- Alice Paul

Faith in God's revelation has nothing to do with an
ideology which glorifies the status quo.
- Karl Barth

High status males had multiple wives or additional
mating opportunities in the ancestral environment.
- Keith Henson

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A multi-polar world can not exist without recognising
the status and participation of developing countries.
- Li Peng

I look at every business and ask, How long can this
last? How can I identify the status quo and change it?
- Sheldon Adelson

I have no nationality - the best possible status for an intellectual.
- Emile M. Cioran

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

Whoever has an original thing to say,
it is sort of a threat to the status quo.
- Steve Lacy

I do like things that are not necessarily a reflection
of what is considered the right thing by this culture.
Somehow, promoting that status quo I find uninteresting.
- Crispin Glover

Isn't it amazing how celebrity status preempts even
the most ingrained hatreds?
- Camryn Manheim

Similarly, the Marquis is presented in this film as
someone who would disturb the status quo and therefore must be kept imprisoned.
- Philip Kaufman

People I look to: again, Hank Aaron,
man you challenged the status quo and the records of the game.
Monumental feats in an era where people didn't like that.
- Dave Winfield

I'd like to believe that the women who wear my clothes
are not dressing for other people,
that they're wearing what they like and what suits them.
It's not a status thing.
- Marc Jacobs

It's wonderful to work with someone with mentor status.
- Madeleine Peyroux

As the rich consume more and more, they are clearly
not going to want to downgrade their own status.
- Susan George

Everything is in a state of flux, including the status quo.
- Robert Byrne

Most of the press is in league with government,
or with the status quo.
- Harold Pinter

If we do not provide education for every single American,
we are consigning those without an education to second-class status.
- Patrick J. Kennedy

Without movie parts I was reduced to freak status.
I just couldn't stand it.
- Bela Lugosi

The atmosphere at my school was very competitive.
Young girls were competing with each other every day for status,
for leadership, for the affection of the teachers.
I hated it.
- Zhang Ziyi

There are also just as many, if not more,
women who are anxious to hold down the status quo.
- Susie Bright

The status quo is the only solution that cannot be vetoed.
- Clark Kerr

In love as in sport, the amateur status must be strictly maintained.
- Robert Graves

Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time
when the quo has lost its status.
- Laurence J. Peter

The need for a permanent status resolution approved
by Congress is made even more clear to me because of
my experience as a former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations.
- Dick Thornburgh

The status quo and the media is doing everything it
can to fry children's brains and make them grow up maladjusted.
- Julie Christie

If such a young nation as the U.S.
could make it to superpower status, we could do it as well.
- Ayaan Hirsi Ali

NGOs have a significant role to play,
alongside governments, in improving the status of women.
- Jenny Shipley

Never make friends with people who are above or below you in status.
Such friendships will never give you any happiness.
- Chanakya

Status in itself is criminal for those with the means to move,
and the means to weave communion between people.
- Dave Eggers

It will always be a battle a day between those who
want maximum change and those who want to maintain the status quo.
- Gerry Adams

The riskiest thing we can do is just maintain the status quo.
- Bob Iger

Men and women of high professional standing have been
reduced to the status of vagrants.
- Elmer Rice

The status quo sucks.
- George Carlin

I definitely don't want to achieve some kind of rock star status.
- Ethan Suplee

Hospitals must provide emergency treatment to all who walk through the door,
regardless of their citizenship status or ability to pay.
- Gary Miller

I think black Americans expect too much from individual
black Americans in terms of changing the status quo.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

People who demand neutrality in any situation are usually
not neutral but in favor of the status quo.
- Max Eastman

Education in this country is about how to maintain
the status quo and to perpetuate racism.
- Jane Elliot

For years my wedding ring has done its job.
It has led me not into temptation.
It has reminded my husband numerous times at parties
that it's time to go home.
It has been a source of relief to a dinner companion.
It has been a status symbol in the maternity ward.
- Erma Bombeck

I find celebrity status difficult to bear when I am
in the company of my mother.
- Phil Donahue

The time has come when advertising in some hands has
reached the status of a science.
- Claude C. Hopkins

I didn't want to be discriminated against because of my gender and status.
I promised myself I was never going to be treated as a second-class citizen.
- Bianca Jagger

In a way, the sense of quality has improved,
the status symbol of the small things is gone,
and it is acceptable to use stainless steel,
even if the neighbour uses silver.
- Arne Jacobsen

We preserve the status quo, preserve existing systems.
- Julie Bishop

The attainment of the present status of Thailand has
to depend on the ability or the actions of all the
inhabitants of the country.
- Bhumibol Adulyadej

The status quo helps liberals.
We're going to change the country.
- Howard Dean

We emphasize that we believe in change because we were born of it,
we have lived by it, we prospered and grew great by it.
So the status quo has never been our god,
and we ask no one else to bow down before it.
- Carl T. Rowan

Americans like to make money; Canadians like to audit it.
I know no other country where accountants have a higher social and moral status.
- Northrop Frye

I just am grateful for every opportunity to go to work.
I don't really focus on celebrity status.
- George Dzundza

The old problems - love, money, security,
status, health, etc.
- are still here to plague us or please us.
- Shelley Berman

I was never a prisoner to my footballing status.
- Michel Patini

The show I did in England catered to a broad range of people.
I like that.
I don't want nouveau cult status, though I know we've
got that sort of audience in the states.
- Tracey Ullman

There's still is a status-quo group at City Hall who
likes things done the old way,
behind closed doors.
- Laura Miller

Civil liberty is the status of the man who is guaranteed
by law and civil institutions the exclusive employment
of all his own powers for his own welfare.
- William Graham Sumner

I love to utilize my celebrity status in a responsible
and constructive and substantive manner.
I like to get my hands dirty rather than a photo op.
- William Baldwin

Merely that I have a World Wide Web page does not give me any power,
any abilities, nor any status in the real world.
- Clifford Stoll

I think the sexiest thing on anybody is intelligence.
I respect somebody who has a brain and wants to use
it more than a pretty face and status.
- Sophia Bush

Status anxiety definitely exists at a political level.
Many Iraqis were annoyed with the US essentially for reasons of status:
for not showing them respect,
for humiliating them.
- Alain de Botton

I believe in status symbols.
- Brooks Stevens

For our part, the U.S.
must act quickly to ensure Most Favored Nation status to China.
- Jennifer Dunn

The status quo is simply unacceptable.
- Brad Henry

The political status legislation which emerged in Congress
in 1990 and 1991 did not receive the support needed
for enactment into law during my tenure as Attorney General.
- Dick Thornburgh

Hitting is the most important part of the game.
It is where the big money is, where much of the status is,
and the fan interest.
- Ted Williams

My yachts were, I suppose, outstanding status symbols.
- Paul Getty

Listen, I, I did vote - I did cast a vote for health care,
and I also said that I thought the process was horrible.
The status quo before we passed health care was also horrible.
- Michael Bennett

Remember, social progress only happens when those in
society's privileged classes choose to give up their status.
- Tammy Bruce


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