113 Total Quotes

Ralph Nader Quotes

Ralph Nader
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
Ralph Nader
#American Lawyer

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.
Ralph Nader
#People #American Lawyer

Ralph Nader
Sanctions against polluters are feeble and out of date, and are rarely invoked.
Ralph Nader
#American Lawyer

Ralph Nader
cleanup drive in Washington, to break the grip of the permanent corporate government that makes good people in the Congress not fulfill their own potential.
Ralph Nader
#Congress

Ralph Nader
The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun.
Ralph Nader
#American Lawyer #Energy

Ralph Nader
A society that has more justice is a society that needs less charity.
Ralph Nader
#American Lawyer #Charity

Ralph Nader
George W. Bush is very vulnerable but not if you campaign the way the major candidates - except for Dean and Kucinich - are campaigning.
Ralph Nader
#American Lawyer

Ralph Nader
The liberal intelligentsia has allowed its party to become a captive of corporate interests.
Ralph Nader
#American Lawyer

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.
Ralph Nader
#American Lawyer #Conviction

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

Ralph Nader
All these candidates talk about children. George W. Bush has pictures with minority kids all the time while he lets them rot in Texas. When are we going to decide that enough is enough?
Ralph Nader
#Children

Ralph Nader
We now have a two-party system that is overwhelmed with its own arrogance and complacency, ... It offers little more than Band-Aids for some of the nation's problems and does not project a sense of confidence among the American people.
Ralph Nader
#Arrogance

Ralph Nader
It is extremism when corporations corrupt our government, buy and rent our politicians, block our access to the courts, dominate our executive branch agencies, appropriate middle class tax dollars in the form of corporate welfare, subsidies, handouts, bailouts. That's extremism. It's not extremism to have a Green political party movement that wants to put an end to this.
Ralph Nader
#Corporations

Ralph Nader
Most of them (Democrats and Republicans) are politicians with fingers to the wind, ... And if I win, we'll be giving them a lot of wind.
Ralph Nader
#Democrats

Ralph Nader
When strangers start acting like neighbors... communities are reinvigorated.
Ralph Nader
#American Lawyer #Acting And Actors

Ralph Nader
Today the large organization is lord and master, and most of its employees have been desensitized much as were the medieval peasants who never knew they were serfs.
Ralph Nader
#Slavery

Ralph Nader
There can be no daily democracy without daily citizenship.
Ralph Nader
#American Lawyer #Citizenship

Ralph Nader
I don't think meals have any business being deductible. I'm for separation of calories and corporations.
Ralph Nader
#American Lawyer #Business

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.
Ralph Nader
#American Lawyer #Addiction

Ralph Nader
The bill is anti-consumer and anti-community, ... It will mean higher prices and fewer choices for low-, moderate- and middle-income families across the nation.
Ralph Nader
#Choices

Ralph Nader
Sixty-four percent of people polled want a four-way debate. People like debate. They like competition. They like not to fall asleep in front of the TV set, watching the drab debate the dreary.
Ralph Nader
#Competition