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The Wit and Wisdom of Lee Kuan Yew The Wit and Wisdom of Lee Kuan Yew by Lee Kuan Yew
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“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 their leaders which ensure it an honourable place in history.”
Kuan Yew Lee, The Wit and Wisdom of Lee Kuan Yew
“A society to be successful must maintain a balance between nurturing excellence and encouraging the average to improve.”
Kuan Yew Lee, The Wit and Wisdom of Lee Kuan Yew
“I believe that life is a process of continuous change and a constant struggle to make that change one for the better.”
Kuan Yew Lee, The Wit and Wisdom of Lee Kuan Yew
“Some people believe that, having debauched themselves in one political party or front, they can, like the phoenix, arise from the ashes of the old in the feathers of a new party, front or movement as fresh as if nothing had happened. In fact, there is no such magic formula for longevity in political life other than the simple and the obvious: just honour your promises; do not corrupt and debauch your party. 1956”
Kuan Yew Lee, The Wit and Wisdom of Lee Kuan Yew
“You can bargain for better wages, you can bargain for higher productivity bonuses. But once the bargain has been struck, then you must enter into the spirit of the agreement, and put in an honest day’s work for an honest day’s wage. There must be no fooling around, work means discipline. Singapore’s success depends on the spirit in which workers, management and government, all three, enter into the spirit of cooperation, necessary for prosperity.”
Lee Kuan Yew, The Wit and Wisdom of Lee Kuan Yew
“One fundamental difference between American and Oriental culture is the individual’s position in society. In American culture an individual’s interest is primary. This makes American society more aggressively competitive, with a sharper edge and higher performance. In Singapore, the interests of the society take precedence over that of the individual. Nevertheless Singapore has to be competitive in the market for jobs, goods and services. On the other hand the government helps lower income groups to meet their needs for housing, health services and education so that their children will have more of an equal chance to rise through education.”
Kuan Yew Lee, The Wit and Wisdom of Lee Kuan Yew
“There is a glorious rainbow that beckons those with the spirit of adventure. And there are rich findings at the end of that rainbow. To the young and the not too old, I say look at the horizon, find that rainbow, go ride it. Not all will be rich; quite a few will find a vein of gold; but all who pursue that rainbow will have a joyous and exhilarating ride and some profit.”
Kuan Yew Lee, The Wit and Wisdom of Lee Kuan Yew
“Every time we look back on this moment when we signed this agreement which severed Singapore from Malaysia, it will be a moment of anguish. For me it is a moment of anguish because all my life … you see, the whole of my adult life … I have believed in Malaysia, merger and the unity of these two territories. You know, it’s a people, connected by geography, economics and ties of kinship … Would you mind if we stop for a while?”
Kuan Yew Lee, The Wit and Wisdom of Lee Kuan Yew