Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s first prime minister and architect of the tiny south-east Asian city-state’s rapid rise from British tropical outpost to global trade and financial centre, died early on Monday, aged 91

Lee Kuan Yew – a life in pictures

Crowds cheer as Singapore’s former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew arrives at the Marina Bay floating platform for the annual National Day parade celebrations in Singapore in 2012

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

Lee Kuan Yew 1923-2015: Thoughts and sayings

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.

What do you remember most about Lee Kuan Yew?

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I'm not saying that everything I did was right, but everything I did was for an honourable purpose. - Lee Kuan Yew

If you want to reach your goals and dreams, you cannot do it without discipline - Lee Kuan Yew

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Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's founding father, dies

Founding Prime Minster of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew said in one of his speech

Interview with Lee Kuan Yew - This film is footage of an interview in which the Prime Minister of Singapore spoke on the Vietnam War and the problems of Southeast Asia

Interview with Lee Kuan Yew - This film is footage of an interview in which the Prime Minister of Singapore spoke on the Vietnam War and the problems of Southeast Asia

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

Lee Kuan Yew 1923-2015: Thoughts and sayings

Lee Kuan Yew – a life in pictures

Lee Kuan Yew – a life in pictures

He preached ‘Asian values’ and turned a tiny, poor city-state into an astonishing economic success. Is Lee’s ‘Singapore model’ the future of Asia?

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Lee Kuan Yew: Lessons for Leaders

Lee Kuan Yew, first Prime Minister of Singapore

Key dates in the life of Singapore& Lee Kuan Yew - Yahoo News Singapore

Commander of his stage: Lee Kuan Yew | The Economist

Lee Kuan Yew

Add to reading list THERE was no vainglory in the title of the first volume of Lee Kuan Yew’s memoirs: “The Singapore Story”.

Lee Kuan Yew obituary

Lee Kuan Yew obituary

Queen Elizabeth II shares a toast with Singapore's then Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew in 2006

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