Lee Kuan Yew 1923-2015: Thoughts and sayings

Kerene Ng

As we remember Singapore's founding father, we take a look back at some of his thought-provoking quotes, gathered from rallies, speeches or books.

Lee Kuan Yew's thoughts and sayings (Background photo: Getty Images)
Lee Kuan Yew's thoughts and sayings (Background photo: Getty Images)

 

Lee Kuan Yew's thoughts and sayings (Background photo: Yahoo Newsroom)
Lee Kuan Yew's thoughts and sayings (Background photo: Yahoo Newsroom)

 

Lee Kuan Yew's thoughts and sayings (Background photo: Yahoo Newsroom)
Lee Kuan Yew's thoughts and sayings (Background photo: Yahoo Newsroom)

 

Lee Kuan Yew's thoughts and sayings (Background photo: Getty Images)
Lee Kuan Yew's thoughts and sayings (Background photo: Getty Images)

 

Lee Kuan Yew's thoughts and sayings (Background photo: Yahoo Newsroom)
Lee Kuan Yew's thoughts and sayings (Background photo: Yahoo Newsroom)

 

Lee Kuan Yew's thoughts and sayings (Background photo: AFP)
Lee Kuan Yew's thoughts and sayings (Background photo: AFP)

 

Lee Kuan Yew's thoughts and sayings (Background photo: Associated Press)
Lee Kuan Yew's thoughts and sayings (Background photo: Associated Press)

 

Lee Kuan Yew's thoughts and sayings (Background photo: AFP)
Lee Kuan Yew's thoughts and sayings (Background photo: AFP)

 

Lee Kuan Yew's thoughts and sayings (Background photo: Associated Press)
Lee Kuan Yew's thoughts and sayings (Background photo: Associated Press)

 

Lee Kuan Yew's thoughts and sayings (Background photo: AFP)
Lee Kuan Yew's thoughts and sayings (Background photo: AFP)

 

Lee Kuan Yew's thoughts and sayings (Background photo: Reuters)
Lee Kuan Yew's thoughts and sayings (Background photo: Reuters)

 

Lee Kuan Yew's thoughts and sayings (Background photo: Getty Images)
Lee Kuan Yew's thoughts and sayings (Background photo: Getty Images)

 

Lee Kuan Yew's thoughts and sayings (Background photo: AFP)
Lee Kuan Yew's thoughts and sayings (Background photo: AFP)

 

Lee Kuan Yew's thoughts and sayings (Background photo: Getty Images)
Lee Kuan Yew's thoughts and sayings (Background photo: Getty Images)

 

Lee Kuan Yew's thoughts and sayings (Background photo: Getty Images)
Lee Kuan Yew's thoughts and sayings (Background photo: Getty Images)