Best Quotes by Ralph Nader (Top 10)

  1. 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.
  2. The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun.
  3. 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.
  4. The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
  5. There can be no daily democracy without daily citizenship.
  6. A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved. He inspires the power and energy to get it done.
  7. A society that has more justice is a society that needs less charity.
  8. Ours is a system of corporate socialism, where companies capitalize their profits and socialize their losses"側in effect, they tax you for their accidents, bungling, boondoggles, and mismanagement, just like a government. We should be able to deselect them.
  9. Your best teacher is your last mistake.
  10. You should not allow yourself the luxuries of discouragement of despair. Bounce back immediately, and welcome the adversity because it produces harder thinking and harder drive to get to the objective.

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