Most memorable quotes from Lee Kuan Yew

Today, on 16 September, would have been the day the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew turns 92 years old. Singapore’s founding Prime Minister’s death on 23 March 2015 left a nation in mourning. In his demise, he also left behind his legacy that is Singapore.

Mr Lee turned Singapore into one of the most progressive nations today and he did not shy from moulding the country with an iron grip. During his time, he was known for his authoritarian and free-from-ideologies approach. He made some extraordinary speeches, some inspirational, most brutally honest.

We take a look at some telling quotes that only the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew could have said.

1) On governing Singapore

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2) On British colonialism during pre-independence Singapore

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3) On Singapore being regarded as a “nanny-state”
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4) On what leaders are made of

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5) Response to the possibility of the chewing gum ban stifling creativity

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6) On working hard

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7) On not pleasing everyone

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8) On his political philosophy

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9) On his critics

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10) On PAP being the ruling party

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Mr Lee will continue to live in the memories of the nation he left behind.

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