„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.“

Inaugural address, November 2004. — "PM Goh's address to the nation," Straits Times, 29 November 1990.

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