Malala Yousafzai’s quotes on women’s education and empowerment will warm your heart on Malala Day

A child, a teacher, a book, a pen can change the world.

Malala Yousafzai's quotes on women's education and empowerment will warm your heart on Malala Day

Malala Yousafzai has been one of the world’s most inspiring young minds. Born on July 12, 1997, the Pakistani activist’s journey and her fight for her education have inspired millions of hers and made her a true icon. She has been one of the most influential figures who have fought tooth and nail for the right of all children to education. She is 20 years old, but her great contribution has inspired a generation of girls around the world. On her 16th birthday in 2013, the United Nations named it Malala Day after the young Ella delivered an emotional speech calling on the UN to provide global access to education. A year later, at 17, Malala Yousafzai became the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. As she celebrates her 20th birthday, we take a look at Malala Yousafzai’s most inspiring quotes on education and women’s empowerment that will infuse her heart.

1. Human beings do not realize how great God is. He has given us an extraordinary brain and a sensitive and loving heart. He has blessed us with two lips to speak and express our feelings, two eyes to see a world of color and beauty, two feet to walk the path of life, two hands to work for us, and two ears to hear the words of to love. As I found out with my ear, no one knows how much power they have in each and every one of their organs until they lose one.

2. If you hit a Talib with your shoe, then there will be no difference between you and the Talib. They should not treat others cruelly and harshly, they should fight against others, but through peace, dialogue and education.

3. A child, a teacher, a book, a pen can change the world.

4. I raise my voice, not to shout, but so the voiceless can be heard…we can’t succeed when half of us hold back.

5. Education is education. We must learn everything and then choose which way to go.” Education is neither Eastern nor Western, it is human.

6. If a man can destroy everything, why can’t a girl change it?

7. Extremists are afraid of books and pens, the power of education scares them. they are afraid of women.

8. Let’s remember: a book, a pen, a child and a teacher can change the world.

9. There are many problems, but I believe that there is a solution for all these problems; there is only one, and it is education.

10. If you don’t focus on the future generation, it means you are destroying your country.

11. I think it’s a woman’s right to decide what she wants to wear and if a woman can go to the beach and wear nothing, why can’t she wear everything too?

12. With weapons you can kill terrorists, with education you can kill terrorism.

13. Life is not just about taking in oxygen and giving off carbon dioxide.

14. We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.

15. “Human beings do not realize how great God is. He has given us an extraordinary brain and a sensitive and loving heart. He has blessed us with two lips to speak and express our feelings, two eyes to see a world of color and beauty, two feet to walk the path of life, two hands to work for us, and two ears to hear the words of to love. As I found out with my ear, no one knows how much power they have in each and every one of their organs until they lose one.” Happy birthday Malala!




Release Date: Jul 12, 2017 5:19pm IST



Date Updated: Jul 12, 2017 5:26 pm IST

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