If you want to be popular all the time, you will misgovern. I have never been overconcerned or obsessed with opinion polls or popularity polls. I think a leader who is, is a weak leader. If you are concerned with whether your rating will go up or down, then you are not a leader. You are just catching the wind.
Lee Kuan Yew: The Grand Master’s Insights on China, the United States, and the World