1）I not only think but also look and study things carefully. When I travel around, I look at things carefully, make comparisons of what I see. I don’t accept things at face value, you cannot trust what you hear or see. Don’t jump to conclusions without thinking.
我不仅思考， 而且仔细地看和研究事情。当我四处旅行时，我仔细地看着事物，对我所看到的进行比较。我不接受的东西在面值, 你不能相信你听到或看到的。不要不假思索地下结论。
2）We need an opposition to remind us if we are making mistakes. When you are not opposed you think everything you do is right.
3）Knowledge has always been important, of course. The ancient Egyptians did not raise the stones for the pyramids relying on the incantations of their gods. The waters in the irrigation canals of the great Indus Civilisation did not flow according to the laws of ignorance. Knowledge has always been power and wealth.
4）If you can’t be famous, at least you can be notorious.
5）I cannot keep quiet even when I am a lone voice.
6）I’m a fundamentalist in the true sense. That is to say, I follow the fundamentals of religion… But for over 1,400 years people have been interpreting and re-interpreting the religion to suit their own purpose! … These [extremist and terrorist acts] are not Islamic fundamentals any more than the Christians who burned people at the stake are fundamentalist. They are actually deviating from the teachings of the religion!
我是真正意义上的原教旨主义者。也就是说, 我遵循宗教的基本原理..。但1400年来, 人们一直在解释和重新诠释宗教，以适应他们自己的目的!…这些 [极端主义和恐怖主义行为] 不是伊斯兰教的基本要素，比那些在利害关系中焚烧人的基督徒都是原教旨主义者。他们实际上偏离了宗教教义!
7）I’m brash and abrasive but that’s because I’ve noticed when people are nice and polite they never get anywhere.
8）When I became Prime Minister, I looked back on what was done before – what were the policies and actions before – and I thought that I need to be critical if I’m going to do anything at all.
9）No one should have extra influence on an organisation. We should always regard ourselves as equals in the organisation, and we should be concerned about each other’s problems.
10）If that is everybody’s desire we will have to consider it.
11）Any organisation has a future, provided it is properly led and it sticks to the objective of that organisation.
12）Developing countries like Malaysia should have a say in changing the world financial system since we have faced the problems that it has caused.
13）It sets today, it’ll rise again.
14）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.有
人说, 我们这里没有宗教自由，..。事实上， 那个国家的人民是被迫接受宗教的人。
15）If you know each other well, you want to do business with people you know well. You don’t do business with strangers.
16）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
17）The great civilization of the past did not have democracies and yet they became great. It is not necessary that the system will work for everybody. If we have a bad leader, even the democratic system would fail
18）Problems are never solved with people shouting at each other. They can only be solved by talking
19）Malaysia’s economic growth is real. Only the blind and the deaf will maintain that it is not real.
20）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.