Lee Myung-bak quotes

  • Well when I was young, actually not just me, but we were all poor. Korea used to be one of the poorest countries in the world. Despite such circumstances, I was very, very fortunate to be blessed with having parents who always instilled in a spirit of can-do spirit.
    -- Lee Myung-bak

    #Country #Blessed #Korea

  • The role of G-20 is to support the global economy to achieve strong, sustainable and balanced growth.
    -- Lee Myung-bak

    #Strong #Support #Growth

  • I know that throughout their history, the people of the United States defended their freedom, their liberty, their justice, and their rights -- if need be -- with their lives. I think their courage is so admirable.
    -- Lee Myung-bak

    #Thinking #Rights #People

  • From the Chinese perspective, Korea ranks about third or fourth in terms of trading volume and about third in terms of investment.
    -- Lee Myung-bak

    #Korea #Perspective #Chinese

  • Korea is an open society and we will make sure that there is no restriction on foreign investment in Korea.
    -- Lee Myung-bak

    #Korea #Investment #Restriction

  • I plan to eliminate regulations that hinder domestic companies, particularly large conglomerates from investing in other companies.
    -- Lee Myung-bak

    #Investing #Regulation #Plans

  • I think it's safe to say that it's rather premature for anyone to make any initial assessment or analysis of Kim Jong-un, or have an accurate impression on Kim Jong-un.
    -- Lee Myung-bak

    #Thinking #Assessment #Analysis

  • When the Korean economy was just trying to get back on its feet after the war, having parks was a luxury
    -- Lee Myung-bak

    #War #Luxury #Feet

  • What we have is North Korea still pursuing path to a nuclear weapon state. So the majority of people's trust in North Korea has gone down considerably.
    -- Lee Myung-bak

    #Korea #People #Majority

  • My wife, well she has extensive experience, because before becoming the first lady, she was the wife of the CEO of a large conglomerate. So I have very high hopes that she will carry out her job successfully as first lady of the Republic of Korea.
    -- Lee Myung-bak

    #Jobs #Korea #Wife

  • For us, from Korea's perspective, China is the number one investment destination as well as number one trading partner.
    -- Lee Myung-bak

    #Korea #Numbers #Perspective

  • My success will be remembered by others. I don't have to constantly remind myself. However, I must always remember my failure, for if I forget them, I am bound to myself.
    -- Lee Myung-bak

    #Remember #Forget #Remembered

  • One of the most important reasons for North Korea continuing its nuclear ambitions is to consolidate the power to stay within the Kim Jong Il family.
    -- Lee Myung-bak

    #Ambition #Korea #Important

  • I plan to eliminate the equity cap in investment, and I also plan large-scale deregulation to meet global standards.
    -- Lee Myung-bak

    #Deregulation #Investment #Standards

  • The endgame is peaceful reunification of the Korean peninsula.
    -- Lee Myung-bak

    #Peaceful #Korean #Peninsulas

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