"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 wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities."Ralph Nader on Thomas Jefferson
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."Ralph Nader on Winston Churchill
"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country."Ralph Nader on Thomas Jefferson
"Government is not reason it is not eloquent it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."Ralph Nader on George Washington
"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil in its worst state, an intolerable one."Ralph Nader on Thomas Paine
"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."