Ralph Nader Quotes

- Notable Ralph Nader Quotes Index -

Born: February 27, 1934, Winsted, Connecticut, USA
Birth Country: USA
Occupation: Politician

1.
A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved. He inspires the power and energy to get it done.
- Ralph Nader

2.
A society that has more justice is a society that needs less charity.
- Ralph Nader

3.
Addiction should never be treated as a crime. It has to be treated as a health problem. We do not send alcoholics to jail in this country. Over 500,000 people are in our jails who are nonviolent drug users.
- Ralph Nader

4.
Every time I see something terrible, it's like I see it at age 19. I keep a freshness that way.
- Ralph Nader

5.
I don't think meals have any business being deductible. I'm for separation of calories and corporations.
- Ralph Nader

6.
I once said to my father, when I was a boy, 'Dad we need a third political party.' He said to me, 'I'll settle for a second.'
- Ralph Nader

7.
I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
- Ralph Nader

8.
John D. Rockefeller wanted to dominate oil, but Microsoft wants it all, you name it: cable, media, banking, car dealerships.
- Ralph Nader

9.
Like sex in Victorian England, the reality of Big Business today is our big dirty secret.
- Ralph Nader

10.
People are stunned to hear that one company has data files on 185 million Americans.
- Ralph Nader

11.
Power has to be insecure to be responsive.
- Ralph Nader

12.
President Reagan was elected on the promise of getting government off the backs of the people and now he demands that government wrap itself around the waists of the people.
- Ralph Nader

13.
The 'democracy gap' in our politics and elections spells a deep sense of powerlessness by people who drop out, do not vote, or listlessly vote for the 'least worst' every four years and then wonder why after every cycle the 'least worst' gets worse.
- Ralph Nader

14.
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
- Ralph Nader

15.
The nation is faced with one of the most corporate-orientated anti-consumer Congresses in our history.
- Ralph Nader

16.
Turn on to politics, or politics will turn on you.
- Ralph Nader

17.
Up against the corporate government, voters find themselves asked to choose between look-alike candidates from two parties vying to see who takes the marching orders from their campaign paymasters and their future employers. The money of vested interest nullifies genuine voter choice and trust.
- Ralph Nader

18.
Your best teacher is your last mistake.
- Ralph Nader

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