57 Total Quotes

Mahathir Mohamad Quotes

Conventional war cannot overcome terrorism and defeat terrorists, it can only result in innocent people becoming victims,
Mahathir Mohamad
#Defeat

In my speech I condemned all violence, even the suicide bombings, and I told all Muslims it's about time we stopped all these things and paused to think and do something that is much more productive,
Mahathir Mohamad
#Speech

as if these are the good old days when people can shoot Aborigines without caring for human rights.
Mahathir Mohamad
#Caring

We can predict that in the future, the borders of independent nations will be breached at the whims and fancies of the superpowers,
Mahathir Mohamad
#Future

The financial turmoil has underscored the many challenges inherent in globalization, ... Even as we embrace it, we must be wary of the dangers which accompany it.
Mahathir Mohamad
#Globalization

If that is everybody's desire we will have to consider it,
Mahathir Mohamad
#Desire

exposing their evil intent when it introduced the concept of globalization and a borderless world.
Mahathir Mohamad
#Evil

We had a casual chat. I was so inspired that I invited him to open A Beautiful Mind. ... What do I know about the arts?
Mahathir Mohamad
#Mind

They hate Malaysia, especially the current leadership, and hate it extremely.
Mahathir Mohamad
#Hate

Australia is basically European and it has made clear to the rest of the world that it is the deputy sheriff for America. Therefore Australia's views would represent not the East, but the views representing the stand of America.
Mahathir Mohamad
#Rest

I have always opposed the idea of Australia and New Zealand being in the group simply because Australia and New Zealand are not really East nor are they Asian.
Mahathir Mohamad
#Australia

Now Australia is basically European and it has made clear to the rest of the world it is the deputy sheriff to America.
Mahathir Mohamad
#Rest

It is true that somebody paid but it was not the (Malaysian) government. I understood some people paid a sum of money to lobbyists in America but I do not know who these people were, and it was not the Malaysian government.
Mahathir Mohamad
#Government

That is their system. It is not corruption at all.
Mahathir Mohamad
#Corruption

I have promised not to interfere in politics and I have not said anything about many things which were done wrong.
Mahathir Mohamad
#Politics

I read that the investigation is not complete. Statements have yet to be recorded from several other people,
Mahathir Mohamad
#People

It is possible to impoverish a country merely by reducing the value of their currency, ... What we have grown is still there, but the value of our wealth has diminished 50 percent.
Mahathir Mohamad
#Country

The police have been generally blamed but we will have to find out in detail ...surely we cannot blame the whole police force.
Mahathir Mohamad
#Police

that he was prepared to step down after 17 years as prime minister of Malaysia, once the economy stabilizes.
Mahathir Mohamad
#Economy

deviated from Islam and should be condemned to hell.
Mahathir Mohamad
#Hell

I'm not going to lose any sleep, ... I still believe that he's guilty. My conscience is clear.
Mahathir Mohamad
#Conscience

I'm not going to lose any sleep ... My conscience is clear,
Mahathir Mohamad
#Conscience

That was the whole tone of my speech, but they picked up one sentence where I said the Jews control the world.
Mahathir Mohamad
#Control

Businesses, large and small, have been bankrupted. The social well-being of the people has been disrupted.
Mahathir Mohamad
#People

I was also following something my mother taught me. When you are enjoying a real good meal, stop when the food is still good. So, I guess it's good for me to stop now,
Mahathir Mohamad
#Mother

Praise Allah, we must be thankful for the situation in our country because a transition of power in the government would normally be plagued with all sorts of problems, chaos, power struggle and so forth,
Mahathir Mohamad
#Country

I think this is good because we can exchange the information about the movement and the activities of these people,
Mahathir Mohamad
#Information

We were also able to clear up a few minor bilateral issues regarding trade and some logging issues, ... There is some problem about logging at the border, trading at the border, border crossings et cetera.
Mahathir Mohamad
#Trade

This meeting was really meant to keep us close together and up to date on each other's problems and how we can resolve these problems and also to encourage cooperation in the economic field and the cultural (arena),
Mahathir Mohamad
#Problems

Whether the attackers are acting on their own or on the orders of their government; whether they are regulars or irregulars, if the attack is against civilians then they must be considered terrorists,
Mahathir Mohamad
#Acting And Actors