Malala Yousafzai quotes

  • Why is it, that giving guns is so easy, but giving books is so hard?
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Book #Gun #Giving

  • It gives a message to people of love... It does not matter what is the color of your skin, what language you speak, what religion you believe in, it is that we should all consider each other as human beings and we should respect each other.
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Believe #Color #People

  • Extremists have shown what frightens them most. A girl with a book.
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Girl #Book #Terrorism

  • Let us pick up our books and our pens,” I said. “They are our most powerful weapons. One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world.
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Inspirational #Motivational #Teacher

  • One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Life #Success #Education

  • I don't want revenge on the Taliban, I want education for sons and daughters of the Taliban.
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Daughter #Revenge #Son

  • When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Inspiring #Suicide #Powerful

  • I had two options One was to remain silent and wait to be killed and the second was to speak up and then be killed. I chose the second one. I decided to speak up.
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Two #Waiting #Speak

  • My family and I are heartbroken after hearing the news that more than 100 innocent children and teachers have lost their lives.
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Heartbroken #Teacher #Children

  • My mother always told me,”hide your face- people are looking at you”. I would reply,”It does not matter; I am also looking at them.
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Mother #People #Doe

  • I speak not for myself but for those without voice... those who have fought for their rights... their right to live in peace, their right to be treated with dignity, their right to equality of opportunity, their right to be educated.
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Opportunity #Rights #Voice

  • You must fight others, but through peace, and through dialogue, and through education.
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Fighting #Dialogue

  • I want poverty to end in tomorrow's Pakistan. I want every girl in Pakistan to go to school.
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Girl #School #Poverty

  • If one man can destroy everything, why can't one girl change it?
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Girl #Men

  • They only shot a body but they cannot shoot my dreams.
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Dream #Body #Shots

  • I think life is always dangerous. Some people get afraid of it. Some people don't go forward. But some people, if they want to achieve their goal, they have to go. They have to move ...
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Badass #Women #Moving

  • In many parts of the world, especially Pakistan and Afghanistan, terrorism, war and conflict stop children to go to their schools. We are really tired of these wars. Women and children are suffering.
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Children #War #Tired

  • I do not even hate the Talib who shot me. Even if there was a gun in my hand and he stands in front of me, I would not shoot him.
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Hate #Gun #Hands

  • I said to myself, Malala, you must be brave. You must not be afraid of anyone. You are only trying to get an education. You are not committing a crime.
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Brave #Trying #Malala

  • I dreamt of a country where education would prevail.
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Country

  • I am not here to speak against the Taliban. I'm here to speak up for the right of every child.
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Children #Speak #Taliban

  • If you hit a Talib, then there would be no difference between you and the Talib, You must not treat others with cruelty. You must fight others through peace and through dialogue and through education.
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Fighting #Differences #Would Be

  • I believe the gun has no power because a gun can only kill, but a pen can give life.
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Leadership #Wisdom #Believe

  • My father always says that heroism is in the Pashtun DNA.
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Father #Dna #Heroism

  • I have the right of education. I have the right to play. I have the right to sing. I have the right to talk. I have the right to go to market. I have the right to speak up.
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Play #Speak

  • If you go anywhere, even paradise, you will miss your home.
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Home #Missing #Paradise

  • Outside his office my father had a framed copy of a letter written by Abraham Lincoln to his son's teacher, translated into Pashto. It is a very beautiful letter, full of good advice. Teach him, if you can, the wonder of books...But also give him quiet time to ponder the eternal mystery of birds in the sky, bees in the sun, and the flowers on a green hillside, it says. Teach him it is far more honorable to fail than to cheat.
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Beautiful #Teacher #Father

  • If he [the Talib] comes, what would you do Malalala? If you hit a Talib with your shoe, then there will be no difference between you and the Talib. You must not treat otherswith cruelty...you must fight others but through peace, through dialogue and through educationthen I'll tell him [the Talib] how important education is and that I even want education for your children as well that's what I want to tell you, now do what you want.
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Children #Fighting #Shoes

  • There is no greater weapon than knowledge and no greater source of knowledge than the written word.
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Weapons #Source #Written Word

  • Education is education. We should learn everything and then choose which path to follow." Education is neither Eastern nor Western, it is human.
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Path #Should #Eastern

  • Malala Day is not my day. Today is the day of every woman, every boy and every girl who have raised their voice for their rights
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Girl #Boys #Rights

  • Weakness, fear and hopelessness died. Strength, power and courage was born,
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Weakness #Hopelessness #Born

  • Ignorance allowed politicians to fool people and bad administrators to be re-elected.
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Ignorance #People #Fool

  • When we imagine the power of all our sisters standing together on the shoulders of a quality education - our joy knows no bounds.
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Joy #Quality #Together

  • For my brothers it was easy to think about the future. They can be anything they want. But for me it was hard and for that reason I wanted to become educated and empower myself with knowledge.
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Brother #Thinking #Empowering

  • They are afraid of educated women. They are afraid of the power of knowledge.
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Educated Women #Educated #Power Of Knowledge

  • Our men think earning money and ordering around others is where power lies. They don't think power is in the hands of the woman who takes care of everyone all day long, and gives birth to their children.
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Children #Lying #Men

  • Education is the only solution. Education first.
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Firsts #Solutions

  • I don't mind if I have to sit on the floor at school. All I want is education. And I'm afraid of no one.
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Women #School #Mind

  • I truly believe the only way we can create global peace is through not only educating our minds, but our hearts and our souls.
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Powerful #Believe #Heart

  • I want to serve. I want to serve the people. I want every girl, every child, to be educated.
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Girl #Children #People

  • We are stronger than those who oppress us, who seek to silence us. We are stronger than the enemies of education. We are stronger than fear, hatred, violence and poverty.
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Silence #Hatred #Enemy

  • The best way to fight terrorism is to do it through a peaceful way. I believe that a war can never be ended by a war.
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #War #Believe #Fighting

  • I want every girl, every child to be educated
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Girl #Children #Want

  • I think that the best way to solve problems and to fight against war is through dialogue. For me the best way to fight against terrorism and extremism... just a simple thing: educate the next generation.
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #War #Fighting #Simple

  • I told myself, Malala, you have already faced death. This is your second life. Don't be afraid — if you are afraid, you can't move forward.
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Moving #Moving Forward #Malala

  • I don't want to be thought of as the 'girl who was shot by the Taliban' but the 'girl who fought for education. This is the cause to which I want to devote my life.
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Girl #Powerful #Want

  • Let us pick up our books and our pens, they are the most powerful weapons." Malala Yousafzai, the schoolgirl who was shot in the head by the Taliban for wanting an education and survived, in her keynote speech to the United Nations, 12th July 2013.
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Powerful #Book #July

  • We human beings don't realize how great God is. He has given us an extraordinary brain and a sensitive loving heart. He has blessed us with two lips to talk and express our feelings, two eyes which see a world of colors and beauty, two feet which walk on the road of life, two hands to work for us, a nose which smells the beauty of fragrance, and two ears to hear the words of love.
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Motivational #Powerful #Blessed

  • The extremists are afraid of books and pens, the power of education frightens them. they are afraid of women.
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Book #Extremist #Pens

  • I raise up my voice-not so I can shout but so that those without a voice can be heard...we cannot succeed when half of us are held back.
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Motivational #Women #Voice

  • I think of it often and imagine the scene clearly. Even if they come to kill me, I will tell them what they are trying to do is wrong, that education is our basic right.
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Thinking #Trying #Imagine

  • We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Inspiring #Women #Voice

  • In Pakistan, when we were stopped from going to school, at that time I realized that education ... Is the power for women, and that's why the terrorists are afraid of education
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #School #Independent #Pakistan

  • The terrorists thought they would change my aims and stop my ambitions, but nothing changed in my life except this: weakness, fear and hopelessness died. Strength, power and courage was born.
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Inspirational #Motivational #Ambition

  • And if we want to achieve our goal, then let us empower ourselves with the weapon of knowledge and let us shield ourselves with unity and togetherness.
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Learning #School #Goal

  • This is what my soul is telling me, be peaceful and love everyone.
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Positivity #Soul #Peaceful

  • I don't know why people have divided the whole world into two groups, west and east. Education is neither eastern nor western. Education is education and it's the right of every human being.
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Two #People #West

  • I believe the gun has no power at all.
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Believe #Gun #I Believe

  • Let us pick up our books and pencils. They are our most powerful weapon.
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Powerful #Book #Weapons

  • We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Powerful #Feminist #Half

  • In some parts of the world, students are going to school every day. It's their normal life. But in other part of the world, we are starving for education... it's like a precious gift. It's like a diamond.
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #School #Normal #World

  • Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow's reality.
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Dream #Reality #Tomorrow

  • I don't cover my face because I want to show my identity.
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Identity #Want #Faces

  • We are human behind and this part of our human nature that we don't learn the importance of anything until it's snatched from our hands. In Pakistan, when we were stopped from going to school, and that time I realized that education is very important, and education is the power for women. And that's why the terrorists are afraid of education. They do not want women to get education because then women will become more powerful.
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Powerful #School #Hands

  • The best way to fight terrorism is to invest in education. Instead of sending weapons, send teachers.
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Teacher #Fighting #Weapons

  • They will not stop me, I will get my education, if it is in home, school or any place
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Home #School

  • Some people only ask others to do something. I believe that, why should I wait for someone else? Why don't I take a step and move forward.
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Moving Forward #Believe #People

  • Malala Day is not my day. It is the day of every girl and every boy. It is a day when we come together to raise our voices, so that those without a voice can be heard.
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Girl #Boys #Voice

  • Every girl deserves to take part in creating the technology that will change our world and change who runs it.
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Girl #Running #Technology

  • Socialism is the only answer and I urge all comrades to take this struggle to a victorious conclusion. Only this will free us from the chains of bigotry and exploitation,
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Struggle #Answers #Socialism

  • We cannot succeed when half of us are held back. We call upon our sisters around the world to be brave, to embrace the strength within themselves and realize their full potential.
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Brave #Succeed #Full Potential

  • We will continue our journey to our destination of peace and education. No one can stop us. We will speak up for our rights and we will bring change to our voice. We believe in the power and the strength of our words. Our words can change the whole world because we are all together, united for the cause of education. And if we want to achieve our goal, then let us empower ourselves with the weapon of knowledge and let us shield ourselves with unity and togetherness.
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Believe #Journey #Rights

  • You know, my father was a great encouragement for me, because he spoke out for women's rights, he spoke out for girls' education. And at that time I said that 'Why should I wait for someone else? Why should I be looking to the government? To the army, that they would help us? Why don't I raise I my voice? Why don't we speak out for our rights?
    -- Malala Yousafzai

    #Leadership #Girl #Education

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