„How does the Malay in the kampong find his way out into this modernised civil society? By becoming servants of the 0.3 per cent who would have the money to hire them to clean their shoe, open their motorcar doors?“

—  Lee Kuan Yew, Lee Kuan Yew in the Parliament of Malaysia, 1965 http://maddruid.com/?p=645
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—  Steve Jobs American entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple Inc. 1955 - 2011
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