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Ralph Nader Quotes and Sayings

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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

Related topics: Motivational Business Leadership Success

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

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

I don't think meals have any business being deductible.
I'm for separation of calories and corporations.
- Ralph Nader

 

Sanctions against polluters are feeble and out of date,
and are rarely invoked.
- Ralph Nader

There can be no daily democracy without daily citizenship.
- Ralph Nader

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

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This (George W. Bush's) administration is not sympathetic to corporations,
it is indentured to corporations.
- 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

Let's not just look at it as taking votes away from Gore.
Our support comes from a lot of people.
- Ralph Nader

The liberal intelligentsia has allowed its party to
become a captive of corporate interests.
- Ralph Nader

Power has to be insecure to be responsive.
- Ralph Nader

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

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

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.
- Ralph Nader

The corporate lobby in Washington is basically designed
to stifle all legislative activity on behalf of consumers.
- Ralph Nader

The networks are not some chicken-coop manufacturing
lobby whose calls nobody returns.
- Ralph Nader

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

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

Your best teacher is your last mistake.
- Ralph Nader

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

When strangers start acting like neighbors...
communities are reinvigorated.
- Ralph Nader

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

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

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

This country has far more problems than it deserves
and far more solutions than it applies.
- Ralph Nader

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.
- Ralph Nader

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

The speed of the leader determines the rate of the pack.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

About leadership: No person can be a great leader
unless he takes genuine joy
in the successes of those under him.
- W. A. Nance

A leader is most effective when people barely know he exists.
When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
his troops will feel they did it themselves.
- Lao Tzu

If your actions inspire others to dream more,
learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
- John Quincy Adams

A leader is best when people barely know he exists;
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say: we did it ourselves.
- Lao Tzu

The glue that holds all relationships together -
including the relationship between; the leader and the led
is trust, and trust is based on integrity.
- Brian Tracy

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

When the best leader's work is done the people say,
"We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus
but a molder of consensus.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I would rather try to persuade a man to go along,
because once I have persuaded him, he will stick.
If I scare him, he will stay just as long
as he is scared, and then he is gone.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

A leader is best when people barely know he exists,
not so good when people obey and acclaim him,
worst when they despise him.
But of a good leader, who talks little,
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say, "We did this ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize.
The first is gentleness;
the second is frugality;
the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others.
Be gentle and you can be bold;
be frugal and you can be generous;
avoid putting yourself before others
and you can become a leader among men.
- Lao Tzu

USE this time of fresh beginnings.
Use it as an impetus, the force or energy toward change.
Become stronger, a better leader, more focused in your thoughts.
Exert more influence over your dreams
by bringing them closer to your thoughts, every day.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Never trust spiritual leader who doesn't dance.
- Miyagi: character in the movie The Next Karate Kid

Being a leader is like being a lady,
if you have to go around telling people you are one, you aren't.
- Margaret Thatcher

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
- Steve Jobs

The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang.
- Mary Kay Ash

The leader who exercises power with honor will work from the inside out,
starting with himself.
- Blaine Lee

I must follow the people.
Am I not their leader?
- Benjamin Disraeli

The task of the leader is to get his people from where
they are to where they have not been.
- Henry A. Kissinger

The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind
him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.
- Walter Lippmann

Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.
- Margaret Fuller

The genius of a good leader is to leave behind him
a situation which common sense,
without the grace of genius, can deal with successfully.
- Walter Lippmann

The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality.
The last is to say thank you.
In between, the leader is a servant.
- Max de Pree

The most important quality in a leader is that of being acknowledged as such.
All leaders whose fitness is questioned are clearly lacking in force.
- Andre Maurois

Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
- Tacitus

A leader in the Democratic Party is a boss,
in the Republican Party he is a leader.
- Harry S. Truman

A woman as the leader of the Free World is an impossibility.
Muslim countries won't talk to you.
- Geena Davis

If you're the band leader you ask more of yourself than anyone else,
so they tend to raise the bar for me.
- Kristin Hersh

Khomeini was not a puppet like Arafat or Qaddafi or
the many other dictators I met in the Islamic world.
He was a sort of Pope, a sort of king -
a real leader.
- Oriana Fallaci

A person always doing his or her best becomes a natural leader,
just by example.
- Joe DiMaggio

I'm glad I'm not Brezhnev.
Being the Russian leader in the Kremlin.
You never know if someone's tape recording what you say.
- Richard M. Nixon

Those who cannot think or take responsibility for themselves need,
and clamor for, a leader.
- Hermann Hesse

It was wrongly assumed that I wished to become some
sort of leader among gay activists,
whereas in reality I was happier to be a foot soldier.
- Ian Mckellen

Franklin Roosevelt was a great leader.
He saw how to use the levers of power to affect change.
- Pete du Pont

I'm quite modest.
I don't want to tell people I'm a leader.
- Pol Pot

A skilled Transition Team leader will set the general goals for a Transition,
and then confer on the other team leaders working with
him the power to implement those goals.
- Richard V. Allen

It is the solemn obligation of a leader always to be a leader.
Even when - perhaps especially when -
you don't feel like being a leader.
- Bill Owens

As the leader of twelve apostles, even Jesus had more
executive experience than Obama.
- Ann Coulter

Democrats' attack on the Republican majority leader
is nothing but a coordinated agenda to stop an effective
leader from accomplishing the people's business.
- Bill Shuster

The manager accepts the status quo; the leader challenges it.
- Warren G. Bennis

In the past, there's always been one leader that has
led the pack to development of the music.
- Herbie Hancock

If an individual wants to be a leader and isn't controversial,
that means he never stood for anything.
- Richard M. Nixon


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