Your best teacher is your last mistake.
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
When strangers start acting like neighbors... communities are reinvigorated.
For almost seventy years the life insurance industry has been a smug sacred cow feeding the public a steady line of sacred bull.
There can be no daily democracy without daily citizenship.
It is fascinating to watch legislators turn away from their usual corporate grips when they hear the growing thunder of the people.
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.'
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.
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.
Every time I see something terrible, it's like I see it at age 19. I keep a freshness that way.
We must strive to become good ancestors.
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.
Our founders did not oust George III in order for us to crown Richard I.
The networks are not some chicken-coop manufacturing lobby whose calls nobody returns.
If God hadn't meant for us to eat sugar, he wouldn't have invented dentists.
The corporate lobby in Washington is basically designed to stifle all legislative activity on behalf of consumers.
I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
Once you don't vote your ideals... that has serious undermining affects. It erodes the moral basis of our democracy.
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.
The shortcomings of America's political leaders do not stop at our borders.
Turn on to politics, or politics will turn on you.
A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved. He inspires the power and energy to get it done.