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 Dad Quote

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

Ralph Nader Age Quote

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 Health Quote

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

Ralph Nader Society Quote

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.

Turn on to politics or politics will turn on you.

Ralph Nader Politics Quotes

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

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

Ralph Nader Leadership Quotes

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

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

Ralph Nader Business Quotes

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

Power has to be insecure to be responsive.

Ralph Nader Power Quotes