57 Total Quotes

Mahathir Mohamad Quotes Page 2

The attack on the World Trade Center on September 11; the human bomb attacks by Palestinians and the Tamil Tigers; the attacks against civilians by Israeli forces; the killings of Bosnian Muslims and others, ... must be considered as acts of terror and the perpetrators must be condemned as terrorists and anyone supporting them must be considered as terrorists.
Mahathir Mohamad
#Trade

If we do that and if we eliminate the causes for Muslims to resort to terror, God willing, even if terrorism cannot be wiped out altogether, at least it can be reduced, ... We should remember that non-Muslims are also terrorizing.
Mahathir Mohamad
#Causes

Until the international community agrees on an international regime that will remove the kind of dangers we have been exposed to, we will have to continue with our controls.
Mahathir Mohamad
#Community

The economic crisis has impoverished ASEAN economies and undermined national stability,
Mahathir Mohamad
#Crisis

This means that democracy will not exist and dictatorship by foreign powers with their puppet governments will be the system of the world.
Mahathir Mohamad
#Democracy

I am quite sure the court has given this sentence because the court thinks that is the right punishment for whatever,
Mahathir Mohamad
#Punishment

We will not take any action or support this action,
Mahathir Mohamad
#Action

They must never claim they are the chosen people, who cannot be criticized at all,
Mahathir Mohamad
#People

We sympathize with them, we were very sad to see how the Jews were so ill treated by the Europeans.
Mahathir Mohamad
#European

Some people say that we here have no freedom of religion, ... In reality, the people in that country are the ones who were forced to embrace a religion.
Mahathir Mohamad
#Country

Sanctions are hurting not Saddam Hussein, it's hurting a lot of poor people, old people, pregnant mothers. You are not doing anything good by punishing them for something they are not responsible for.
Mahathir Mohamad
#Mothers

example of selfless devotion to charity. I hope she can be a good example to all charity workers and philanthropists.
Mahathir Mohamad
#Charity

He did not raise anything about democracy or human rights in Malaysia,
Mahathir Mohamad
#Democracy

By and large, I think other members of the U.S. government understand the way we deal with our problems in Malaysia.
Mahathir Mohamad
#Government

All that is needed is to be more gentle when faced with recalcitrant nations and people,
Mahathir Mohamad
#Nations

People tend to respond more positively to the friendly approach than to confrontations. Pushed into a corner, even the weakest will fight.
Mahathir Mohamad
#People

It shows that we are tough. We had promised to take action against terrorists, whether they are locals or foreigners creating trouble in our country, we detained them,
Mahathir Mohamad
#Action

We must continue in our effort to hunt them down. They have detonated bombs in Indonesia, and if they can do that there, they can always do the same here,
Mahathir Mohamad
#Bombs

Not our teaching. ... Islam is not wrong, but the interpretations by our scholars can be wrong.
Mahathir Mohamad
#Teaching

It is obvious that we are short of scientists. With what we have, it may not be possible for us to compete (in terms of) innovation,
Mahathir Mohamad
#Scientists

It's an old-fashioned idea, but he thinks whites are superior to colored people. So since we are brown people, we must be stupid,
Mahathir Mohamad
#People

Human Rights and Globalisation
Mahathir Mohamad
#Human Rights

Despite the less than favourable external environment, growth is estimated at 5.0 percent for 2005,
Mahathir Mohamad
#Environment

For agreeing to that, I think we should take action to lift sanctions,
Mahathir Mohamad
#Action

If we mind our own business, it will be better for everybody,
Mahathir Mohamad
#Business

It's their country, so I don't know what we can do about it. Of course I'm upset. I am not a thief, I am not a terrorist,
Mahathir Mohamad
#Country

It is the good life that democracy brings that counts, not democracy per se.
Mahathir Mohamad
#Democracy