Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader

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Author Profession: US Lawyer
Born: February 27, 1934
Age: 82 years old
Birth Sign: Pisces

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Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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.'

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

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

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

Up against the corporate government, voters find themselves asked to choose between look-alike candidates from two parties vying to see who takes the marching orders from their campaign paymasters and their future employers. The money of vested interest nullifies genuine voter choice and trust.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

We must strive to become good ancestors.

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.

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

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

There can be no daily democracy without daily citizenship.

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

One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is, I think, to have a happy childhood. Agatha Christie

If only media people would stop reaching for the low-hanging fruit, which is cynicism and pessimism, and stopped trying so hard to be hip and cool and have a swagger. Emilio Estevez

I really am happy that I met my agency and my management company, because they see me as a person and not just a Latin woman. Daniella Alonso

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