Systematic biases that are redshift dependent can influence the optical discovery of quasars and the evolution laws derived from counts of quasars. New data and their interpretation for quasars brighter than MB = −24 in the Palomar Bright Quasar Survey (BQS) (Schmidt and Green, 1983) are consistent with no evolution. A comparison of BQS quasars with the brightest quasars from the CTIO Schmidt Telescope Survey (Osmer and Smith, 1980) shows that if qo is near zero, the co-moving density of bright quasars in a Friedmann cosmology is about 15 times higher for the CTIO survey quasars (mean z ≈ 2.8) than for the BQS quasars (mean z ≈ 1.8). In this case spectral evolution is also required since the CTIO quasars have stronger CIV λ1548 lines than the BQS quasars of similar luminosity. Alternatively, if qO is taken to be near 1, the CTIO survey quasars would then have lower luminosity than the BQS quasars and these data would be consistent with no evolution. Strong CIV λ1548 lines for the CTIO quasars would then fit the general correlation between absolute quasar luminosity and emission line strength (Wampler, Gaskell, Burke and Baldwin, 1984).