There is today a great deal of 'globaloney' about 'globalisation', a word we so often use because we don't quite know what we are talking about

Mahathir Mohamad

I came back because the very same opposition that used to call me a dictator decided that I should be their leader, at their request and not mine

Mahathir Mohamad

Mahathir Mohamad

There are many leaders in the world, but I don't think I am worse than Trump. I don't think I am worse than British leaders, French leaders, Spanish leaders, and all those other leaders

Mahathir Mohamad

I may be wrong, but I suspect that Lee Kuan Yew once nursed the thought of becoming Prime Minister of this country. At that time, Singapore was too small a stage for his great talent

Mahathir Mohamad

The United Nations is a creature of the five super-powers who were given veto powers

Mahathir Mohamad

Government leaders have been given a warning by me, if they are involved in corruption. I would like to shoot them, like in China, but I can't

Mahathir Mohamad

I don't care much whether people remember me or not. If people remember, well and good. If they don't remember, it's alright, I'm dead anyway.

Mahathir Mohamad

Mahathir Mohamad

There are two types of age. One in terms of years and another in terms of the body. As far as health is concerned, I'm not senile yet.

Mahathir Mohamad

Mahathir Mohamad

Knowledge has always been power and wealth

Mahathir Mohamad

Mahathir Mohamad

Mahathir Mohamad

If you can't be famous, at least you can be notorious

Mahathir Mohamad

I'm brash and abrasive but that's because I've noticed when people are nice and polite they never get anywhere

Mahathir Mohamad

Even if I were to kiss and hug Anwar Ibrahim in public, they will say there is a rift because this is what they want to see.

Mahathir Mohamad

To be known you have to be a little bit nasty. In any case, I'm nasty only toward governments. I'm not nasty towards business people

Mahathir Mohamad

We need an opposition to remind us if we are making mistakes. When you are not opposed you think everything you do is right.

Mahathir Mohamad

When one is short, one should stand on a box to get a better view. The Twin Towers is to our ego what the box is to the shorties.

Mahathir Mohamad

History should remember Blair and Bush as the killers of children or as the lying prime minister and president.

Mahathir Mohamad

I don't know if there is any wisdom or wit in what I say but other people seem to say that I have wit and wisdom.

Mahathir Mohamad

We must rid ourselves of Najib as prime minister. If he’s allowed to go on, the damage will be worse and worse.

Mahathir Mohamad

We too have people that we do not like, but we don't kill them" [about the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi]

Mahathir Mohamad

Those who hardly use their body eventually become paralysed. If we don't use our brains, we become stupid.

Mahathir Mohamad

In the flag war we lost. We lost the flag war completely. But they can have the flags, we prefer the votes.

Mahathir Mohamad

We will also not have the petrol price adjusted every few seconds. It’s very disturbing for petrol dealers.

Mahathir Mohamad

I am 91 years old and going on to be 92 soon. So we need to think of ways not to pressure our hearts so much.

Mahathir Mohamad

Clearly Islam the religion is not the cause of terrorism. Islam, as I said, is a religion of peace.

Mahathir Mohamad

The Europeans killed 6 million Jews out of 12 million. But today the Jews rule this world by proxy.

Mahathir Mohamad

Education is a lifetime job because what I knew when I graduated in 1954 is no longer relevant today.

Mahathir Mohamad

To be a great leader, one needs to have good strategies, be knowledgeable and able to predict the future.

Mahathir Mohamad

We always want to move forward, and to move forward, we need to develop new knowledge.

Mahathir Mohamad

Try to be more like the Japanese. No need to commit 'harakiri', but at least do feel ashamed.

Mahathir Mohamad

A prime minister who came from 'Bugis pirates' is now leading Malaysia" [about Najib Razak]

Mahathir Mohamad

All have been raped by the previous government. They have taken money. Now they have lost the money.

Mahathir Mohamad

1.3 billion Muslims cannot be defeated by a few million Jews.

Mahathir Mohamad

There is a delay in doing everything.

Mahathir Mohamad

I am glad to be labeled anti semitic.

Mahathir Mohamad

The more we look into the previous administration, the more bad things we find.

Mahathir Mohamad

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