Ralph Nader Quotes

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

For almost 70 years the life insurance industry has been a smug sacred cow feeding the public a steady line of sacred bull. Ralph Nader

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

Your best teacher is your last mistake. Ralph Nader

I enjoy my work so much that I have to be pulled away from my work into leisure. Ralph Nader

This administration is not sympathetic to corporations, it is indentured to corporations. Ralph Nader

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

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

There can be no daily democracy without daily citizenship. 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

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

Power has to be insecure to be responsive. Ralph Nader