„My mission is clear: to ensure that Singapore thrives and grows after Mr. Lee Kuan Yew; to find a new group of men and women to help me carry on where he and his colleagues left off; and to build a nation of character and grace where people can live lives of dignity and fulfillment, and care for one another.“

—  Goh Chok Tong, Inaugural address, November 2004. — "PM Goh's address to the nation," Straits Times, 29 November 1990.
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—  Gottfried von Straßburg medieval German poet 1180 - 1215
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