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Lee Kuan Yew

Lee Kuan Yew Quotes

Lee Kuan Yew

Lee Kuan Yew Quotes

Lee Kuan Yew, commonly referred to by his initials LKY, was the first Prime Minister of Singapore. He governed the island state for 30 years.

  • Full name:  Lee Kuan Yew
  • Born: 16 September 1923. Died: 23 March 2015
  • Attended the London School of Economics.
  • Graduated from Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, with double starred-first-class honours in law.
  • He stepped down as Singapore's Prime Minister in 1990.
  • Lee campaigned for Great Britain to give up its colonial rule. It was attained through a national referendum.
  • Singapore merge with other former British territories to form Malaysia in 1963 and then became independent 2 years later.

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Random Quote From Lee Kuan Yew

“If you don’t include your women graduates in your breeding pool and leave them on the shelf, you would end up a more stupid society… So what happens? There will be less bright people to support dumb people in the next generation. That’s a problem.”

— Lee Kuan Yew

“If you don’t include your women graduates in your breeding pool and leave them on the shelf, you would end up a more stupid society… So what happens? There will be less bright people to support dumb people in the next generation. That’s a problem.”

— Lee Kuan Yew

“I don’t believe in love at first sight. I think it’s a grave mistake. You’re attracted by physical characteristics and you will regret it.”

— Lee Kuan Yew

“If I were in charge of Singapore today, I would introduce a baby bonus equal to two years’ worth of the average Singaporean’s salary.”

— Lee Kuan Yew

“I wish I can meet my wife in the hereafter, but I don’t think I will. I just cease to exist just as she has ceased to exist – otherwise the other world would be overpopulated.”

— Lee Kuan Yew

“I’m not interested in changing either my suit or my car or whatever with every change in fashion. That’s irrelevant. I don’t judge myself or my friends by their fashions. Of course, I don’t approve of people who are sloppy and unnecessarily shabby or dishevelled… But I’m not impressed by a $5,000 or $10,000 Armani suit.”

— Lee Kuan Yew

“Whoever governs Singapore must have that iron in him. Or give it up. This is not a game of cards! This is your life and mine! I’ve spent a whole lifetime building this and as long as I’m in charge, nobody is going to knock it down.”

— Lee Kuan Yew