5 Memorable quotes by Lee Kuan Yew

Beautiful sunset over the Merlion Park, Singapore

Beautiful sunset over the Merlion Park, Singapore

“A nation is great not by its size alone. It is the will, the cohesion, the stamina, the discipline of its people and the quality of its leader which ensure it an honourable place in history.”

“You know, the cure for all this talk is really a good dose of incompetent government. You get that alternative and you’ll never put Singapore together again: Humpty Dumpty cannot be put together again… and your asset values will be in peril, your security will be at risk and our women will become maids in other people’s countries, foreign workers.”

“I’ve always tried to be correct, not politically correct.”

“Churchmen, lay preachers, monks, Muslim theologians, all those who claim divine sanction or holy insights, take off your clerical robes before you take on anything economic or political.”

“At the end of the day, what I cherish most are the human relationships. With the unfailing support of my wife and partner I have lived my life to the fullest. It is the friendships I made and the close family ties I nurtured that have provided me with that sense of satisfaction at a life well lived, and have made me what I am.”

Lee Kuan Yew (1923 - 2015) First Prime Minister of Singapore

Lee Kuan Yew (1923 – 2015)
First Prime Minister of Singapore

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2 thoughts on “5 Memorable quotes by Lee Kuan Yew

  1. I am unfamiliar with this prime minister,however he seems to have done a good job while he was in power, as his passing was mentioned in the news with no negatives attached. I hear Singapore is very clean and very green, maybe one day I’ll visit.

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