The founding father of modern Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew is credited with turning a "little red dot" on the map into a gleaming global metropolis.
Singapore's first and longest serving prime minister died on Sunday at age 91, at a local hospital.
A visionary thinker and transformational leader, he was widely regarded as one the most influential political figures in Asia.
Lee was also known as a captivating orator, commanding the attention of those around him. He was not one to mince his words.
Here are some of his most memorable quotes from different points of his career as prime minister, senior minister and finally minister mentor.