Architect of Singapore: Lee Kuan Yew

Architect of Singapore: Lee Kuan Yew

I am often accused of interfering in the private lives of citizens. Yes, if I did not, had I not done that, we wouldn't be here today.

- Then Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew's speech at the 1986 National Day Rally

Economic growth is not the end in itself. After the success of the economy, you want to translate it into high standards of living, high quality of life, with recreation, the arts, spiritual fulfilment, and intellectual fulfilment.

- Mr Lee in 1995

And even from my sickbed, even if you are going to lower me into the grave and I feel that something is going wrong... I'll get up!

- Mr Lee in 1988

This article was first published on Mar 25, 2015.
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