"I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers."
"If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right."Ralph Nader on Henry Ford
"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus."Ralph Nader on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership."Ralph Nader on Nelson Mandela
"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."Ralph Nader on Lao Tzu
"Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership."Ralph Nader on Colin Powell
"Every time I see something terrible, it's like I see it at age 19. I keep a freshness that way."
"Your best teacher is your last mistake."
"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."
"John D. Rockefeller wanted to dominate oil, but Microsoft wants it all, you name it: cable, media, banking, car dealerships."
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