Wisdom Lives in Words

Memorable Quotes by Alexander Lukashenko

An authoritarian style of rule is characteristic of me, and I have always admitted it.
Alexander Lukashenko
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The basis of my politics is, first of all, fairness and honesty.
Alexander Lukashenko
There is no scope for revolutions coming to Belarus.
Alexander Lukashenko
I am reproached for allegedly preparing my children, my eldest son, as a successor. I swear to you I have never discussed this idea, even with my family or with my sons.
Alexander Lukashenko
The sanctions which the West introduced against Russia seriously affect us.
Alexander Lukashenko
I understand reform to mean the perfection of what previous generations have already done. I'm not an advocate of destroying, 'kroshat,' and then selling like they do in Russia. That's how we can prevent the wild corruption in our state like they have in the other post-Soviet states.
Alexander Lukashenko
As soon as people decline my services, I'll put my briefcase under my arm, and I'll be off.
Alexander Lukashenko
We have to destroy stereotypes in people's minds that Belarus can be isolated or taught a lesson.
Alexander Lukashenko
You need to control the country, and the main thing is not to ruin people's lives.
Alexander Lukashenko
The arms business is an absolutely acceptable business.
Alexander Lukashenko
Belarus cannot be isolated.
Alexander Lukashenko
If you get a child when you're 50, you'll understand what children are.
Alexander Lukashenko
From my point of view, this is the best time of the year. I don't love heat. I'm a winter guy.
Alexander Lukashenko
We will ensure the interests of both the East and the West in Belarus. Don't try to rip us apart; don't try to make us collide with Russia or with the West.
Alexander Lukashenko
I repeat for the umpteenth time, without making apologies: My children have had more than their fair share of presidency under their father. There cannot be any hereditary transfer of power.
Alexander Lukashenko
American envoys came to see me before the crisis in Iraq and asked me to say that there were nuclear weapons in Iraq. I refused. They even told me that things would go well for Belarus in terms of investments, etc. All I had to do was to support them. I told them that I couldn't do it because I knew that there were no nuclear weapons there.
Alexander Lukashenko
My position and the state will never allow me to become a dictator, but an authoritarian ruling style is characteristic of me.
Alexander Lukashenko
We will not have Americans telling us what to do... We cannot be brought to our knees.
Alexander Lukashenko
I believe it is important for both Russia and Europe that Belarus is a sovereign, independent state where Europeans can feel at home.
Alexander Lukashenko
You know that in the Eurasian space, Russia is the central state, the most powerful state. But to become an empire, a member of some empire, a province in this empire - you know, we're probably not ready for that yet, neither in Kazakhstan nor in Belarus.
Alexander Lukashenko
We have always argued that attempts to isolate Belarus, like other countries, lead to a dead end. In this situation, everyone loses.
Alexander Lukashenko
There are some people bent on blowing up the situation in the country. I call them the fifth column. They are not an opposition. They want to stage a rebellion in the country. Their dream is to topple the government and overthrow the president.
Alexander Lukashenko
I'm an advocate of evolutionary, not revolutionary, changes.
Alexander Lukashenko
Belarus is not the Middle East. The policies of Belarussian and Middle Eastern leaders are cardinally different from one another.
Alexander Lukashenko
It took centuries to form the German order.
Alexander Lukashenko
I am sure that it is the Belarus people who are the masters in our state.
Alexander Lukashenko
Belarus will become the first government in the world that opens wide opportunities for the use of blockchain technology.
Alexander Lukashenko
The color revolution virus affects only weak countries. Belarus does not have any breeding ground for this.
Alexander Lukashenko
There are dictators a bit worse than me, no? I'm the lesser evil already.
Alexander Lukashenko
Dictators don't come from elections.
Alexander Lukashenko
We cannot allow any uncontrolled situation and destabilization in the country.
Alexander Lukashenko
We are not a gigantic state, we do not have nuclear weapons, but our army is sufficiently capable to respond to any threat... Therefore, we will protect our patch of land, our statehood, and our independence.
Alexander Lukashenko
People call me an anti-reformer. That's absolutely stupid.
Alexander Lukashenko
I have never moved away from my promises to people.
Alexander Lukashenko
I ask myself what is a dictator? I don't understand. It is some kind of terrible person, a bad person. But I am not frightening. I am not a bad person at all.
Alexander Lukashenko
If we put people to work and they are busy, we will have less crime.
Alexander Lukashenko
Unlike in the U.K. or France or America, we've never used water cannon for mass riots dispersal.
Alexander Lukashenko
Who is against human rights in Belarus today? Of course, no one should view human rights as the right to smash shop windows or stir up unrest in the streets.
Alexander Lukashenko
As president, I'm not supposed to play games or show my hand, because there's a lot going on behind the scenes that you don't see or hear and don't need to know.
Alexander Lukashenko
We will never have Russian-style privatization.
Alexander Lukashenko
I am not afraid of mass media.
Alexander Lukashenko
During the years of my presidency, I lived a tough and difficult life.
Alexander Lukashenko
It is time to stop the anarchy on the Internet. We cannot allow this great technological achievement of man to be turned into an information garbage heap.
Alexander Lukashenko
The Belarussian people trust their army and are confident in the reliability of the national security system.
Alexander Lukashenko
Permit me to be immodest, but I did something for this country.
Alexander Lukashenko
I have only you, the people of Belarus, and I will serve to the last of my days.
Alexander Lukashenko
I am for a single and unified Ukraine.
Alexander Lukashenko
The history of Germany is a mold for the history of Belarus.
Alexander Lukashenko
Innovations, IT technologies, privatisation - it is all clear. We've conquered all of them. But everything is, very simply, one should get undressed and work.
Alexander Lukashenko
Americans want to democratise us. OK, but why not go and democratise Saudi Arabia. Are we anything like Saudi Arabia? No, we are far from that. So why aren't they democratising Saudi Arabia? Because they are bastards, but they are their bastards.
Alexander Lukashenko
A president has - and I had it even before I became president - a very special relationship with the people, a connection based on feelings.
Alexander Lukashenko
I have always believed that genuine democracy is fairness.
Alexander Lukashenko
For the sake of calm in the country, I am ready to sacrifice my own sanity.
Alexander Lukashenko
American democracy has two faces.
Alexander Lukashenko
We are a peace-loving people.
Alexander Lukashenko
If you give me carte blanche for any destruction and any revolutionary transformations, if that is what you want, then for God's sake, we will do it. The issue is not me: the issue is society.
Alexander Lukashenko
We will remain independent for as long as our economy develops as needed. We won't be able to maintain our independence if we ruin the economy.
Alexander Lukashenko
No matter who comes to Belarusian land, I will fight. Even if it is Putin.
Alexander Lukashenko
Belarus is not a superpower, but we pay a lot of attention to sports.
Alexander Lukashenko
We are trying to work around the world. We would like very much to cooperate with the United States.
Alexander Lukashenko
We have fulfilled all our agreements and all the conditions set by the IMF better than any other state.
Alexander Lukashenko
It's better to be a dictator than gay.
Alexander Lukashenko
I tried to be honest and fair, helped the talented and those in need.
Alexander Lukashenko