Ralph Nader Quotes

The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun... view

By: Ralph Nader

The corporate lobby in Washington is basically designed to stifle all legislative activity on behalf of consumers... view

By: Ralph Nader

The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers... view

By: Ralph Nader

The liberal intelligentsia has allowed its party to become a captive of corporate interests... view

By: Ralph Nader

The networks are not some chicken-coop manufacturing lobby whose calls nobody returns... view

By: Ralph Nader

The only difference between the Republican and Democratic parties is the velocities with which their knees hit the floor when corporations knock on their door. That's the only difference... view

By: Ralph Nader

Sanctions against polluters are feeble and out of date, and are rarely invoked... view

By: Ralph Nader

There can be no daily democracy without daily citizenship... view

By: Ralph Nader

This (George W. Bush's) administration is not sympathetic to corporations, it is indentured to corporations... view

By: Ralph Nader

This country has far more problems than it deserves and far more solutions than it applies... view

By: Ralph Nader

Turn on to politics, or politics will turn on you... view

By: Ralph Nader

When strangers start acting like neighbors... communities are reinvigorated... view

By: Ralph Nader

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... view

By: Ralph Nader

Like sex in Victorian England, the reality of Big Business today is our big dirty secret... view

By: Ralph Nader

Your best teacher is your last mistake... view

By: Ralph Nader

I don't think meals have any business being deductible. I'm for separation of calories and corporations... view

By: Ralph Nader

Power has to be insecure to be responsive... view

By: Ralph Nader

A society that has more justice is a society that needs less charity... view

By: Ralph Nader

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... view

By: Ralph Nader

For almost seventy years the life insurance industry has been a smug sacred cow feeding the public a steady line of sacred bull... view

By: Ralph Nader

I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers... view

By: Ralph Nader

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

By: Ralph Nader

Let's not just look at it as taking votes away from Gore. Our support comes from a lot of people... view

By: Ralph Nader

Once you don't vote your ideals... that has serious undermining affects. It erodes the moral basis of our democracy... view

By: Ralph Nader

No presidential candidate should visit Las Vegas without condemning organized gambling... view

By: Ralph Nader

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

By: Ralph Nader

Our founders did not oust George III in order for us to crown Richard I... view

By: Ralph Nader

People are stunned to hear that one company has data files on 185 million Americans... view

By: Ralph Nader

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

By: Ralph Nader