Quotes by Ralph Nader

The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun.
– Ralph Nader
There can be no daily democracy without daily citizenship.
– Ralph Nader
This country has far more problems than it deserves and far more solutions than it applies.
– 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
Turn on to politics, or politics will turn on you.
– Ralph Nader
When strangers start acting like neighbors... communities are reinvigorated.
– Ralph Nader
Your best teacher is your last mistake.
– Ralph Nader
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.
– Ralph Nader
The nation is faced with one of the most corporate-orientated anti-consumer Congresses in our history.
– Ralph Nader
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.
– Ralph Nader
Power has to be insecure to be responsive.
– Ralph Nader
Like sex in Victorian England, the reality of Big Business today is our big dirty secret.
– Ralph Nader
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