Words of Wisdom of Lee Kuan Yew- The Founder of Singapore
Book Title: The Wit & Wisdom of Lee Kuan Yew
Published by: Editions Didier Millet Pte Ldt, Singapore.
Year of publishing: 2013
The Wit & Wisdom of Lee Kuan Yew is a compilation of quotes of Lee Kuan Yew on everything starting from Singapore to Singaporeans to himself and his family. The book containing 165 pages gives us the vivid outlook of Lee Kuan Yew in his entire political life spanning from 1950s to 1990s covering varied topics on Singapore, Colonialism, Merger and separation with Malaysia, The future of Singapore, Greening of Singapore, Arts and Heritage, Politics, Democracy, People’s Action Party, Leadership, Corruption, His Critics, Media, Equality, Immigration and Emigration, Language, Race, Religion, International Relations, Security, Communism, China, Economics and Development, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Life, Asian values, Family, Education, Discipline, and many more.
There is a lot one can learn from this great figure who has inspired many people in Singapore and in the world. Not surprising to know that many great leaders would go to seek advice from Lee Kuan Yew as reflected in the publisher’s note, “Although Lee stepped down as Prime Minsiter in 1990, his opinions are still keenly sought out in Singapore, in ASEAN and indeed across the globe. Whether he is talking about the environment, corruption, democracy or the world’s future, his voice is one that few can ignore.”
Lee Kuan Yew is not in this world anymore but I guess he still lives in spirit in each and every one’s heart and these wise words of wisdom will keep on inspiring every individual who comes across his works.
Every individual should grab a copy of this book as every quote of Lee Kuan Yew gives us rooms for introspection and self realization of one’s values and aspirations in life. I further recommend this book to every politicians and aspiring future politicians to discern what it means to be a politician vis-a-vis being a human being at heart.