The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun.
A society that has more justice is a society that needs less charity.
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.'
Your best teacher is your last mistake.
We must strive to become good ancestors.
If God hadn't meant for us to eat sugar, he wouldn't have invented dentists.
I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
Power has to be insecure to be responsive.
Once you don't vote your ideals... that has serious undermining affects. It erodes the moral basis of our democracy.
A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved. He inspires the power and energy to get it done.
The nation is faced with one of the most corporate-orientated anti-consumer Congresses in our history.
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.
When strangers start acting like neighbors... communities are reinvigorated.
You should not allow yourself the luxuries of discouragement of despair. Bounce back immediately, and welcome the adversity because it produces harder thinking and harder drive to get to the objective.
There can be no daily democracy without daily citizenship.
For almost seventy years the life insurance industry has been a smug sacred cow feeding the public a steady line of sacred bull.
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.
John D. Rockefeller wanted to dominate oil, but Microsoft wants it all, you name it: cable, media, banking, car dealerships.
A society with more justice needs less charity.
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.
No presidential candidate should visit Las Vegas without condemning organized gambling.
As a public interest lawyer, your fund of injustice will never be empty.
Moral courage is the highest expression of humanity ...
The shortcomings of America's political leaders do not stop at our borders.
Every time I see something terrible, it's like I see it at age 19. I keep a freshness that way.
The corporate lobby in Washington is basically designed to stifle all legislative activity on behalf of consumers.
Members of Congress are like the voters in one respect -- they want to go with the winners.
Sanctions against polluters are feeble and out of date, and are rarely invoked.
People are stunned to hear that one company has data files on 185 million Americans.
I don't think meals have any business being deductible. I'm for separation of calories and corporations.
This country has far more problems than it deserves and far more solutions than it applies.
If the people are the landlords of the public airwaves and the television and radio stations are the tenants, why don’t the tenants pay rent?
Let's not just look at it as taking votes away from Gore. Our support comes from a lot of people.
Our founders did not oust George III in order for us to crown Richard I.
Like sex in Victorian England, the reality of Big Business today is our big dirty secret.
The liberal intelligentsia has allowed its party to become a captive of corporate interests.
The networks are not some chicken-coop manufacturing lobby whose calls nobody returns.
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.
Turn on to politics, or politics will turn on you.
It is fascinating to watch legislators turn away from their usual corporate grips when they hear the growing thunder of the people.
The World Health Organization has named antibiotic resistance as one of the three major health problems of the new century.
To know and no to do is not to know.
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The Function of Leadership is to produce more Leaders, Not more Followers.