Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani girl born on July 12, 1997.
Malala is a school student from Mingora City, Swat District, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan.
Malala is known as a young activist who wants to fight for and promote women’s rights in the field of education.
Malala was born a Pusthun tribe whose family adheres to Sunni Islam.
The name Malala was taken from the poet and fighter of the Pusthun tribe, Malalai from Maiwan.
He is known for the education and activism of women’s rights in the Swat Valley, where the Taliban have been banned when girls go to school.
Malala’s writings began to attract the attention of the whole world. He wrote himself every time he witnessed.
Malala Yousafzai Quotes
Malala Yousafzai Quotes About Education
Let us pick up our books and our pens, they are the most powerful weapons.
Though we loved school, we hadn’t realized how important education was until the Taliban tried to stop us. Going to school, reading and doing our homework wasn’t just a way of passing time, it was our future.
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.
If one man can destroy everything, why can’t one girl change it?
In Pakistan when women say they want independence, people think this means we don’t want to obey our fathers, brothers or husbands. But it does not mean that. It means we want to make decisions for ourselves. We want to be free to go to school or to go to work. Nowhere is it written in the Quran that a woman should be dependent on a man. The word has not come down from the heavens to tell us that every woman should listen to a man.
I tell my story, not because it is unique, but because it is not. It is the story of many girls.
Education is our basic right. Not just in the West; Islam too has given us this right. Islam says every girl and every boy should go to school. In the Quran it is written, God wants us to have knowledge. He wants us to know why the sky is blue and about oceans and stars. I know it’s a big struggle—around the world there are fifty-seven million children who are not in primary school, thirty-two million of them girls.
Education is neither eastern nor western. Education is education and it’s the right of every human being.
Inspirational Teacher Quotes by Malala Yousafzai
The best way to fight terrorism is to invest in education. Instead of sending weapons, send teachers.
The best way to fight terrorism is not through guns. It’s through pens, books, teachers and schools.
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.
Instead of sending guns, send books. Instead of sending weapons, send teachers.
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.
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.
When someone takes away your pens you realize quite how important education is.
The Taliban could take our pens and books, but they couldn’t stop our minds from thinking.
Extremists have shown what frightens them most: a girl with a book.
One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.
With guns you can kill terrorists, with education you can kill terrorism.
No struggle can ever succeed without women participating side by side with men. There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a third power stronger than both, that of women.
Malala Yousafzai Quotes About Silence
When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.
If people were silent nothing would change.
You may belong to any religion or caste or creed—that has nothing to do with the business of the state.
To me, the moral of the story was that there will always be hurdles in life, but if you want to achieve a goal, you must continue.
We were scared, but our fear was not as strong as our courage.
Don’t be afraid—if you are afraid you can’t move forward.
They thought that the bullets would silence us, but they failed. And out of that silence came thousands of voices. 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.
Ignorance allowed politicians to fool people and bad administrators to be re-elected.
Malala Yousafzai Inspirational Quotes for Girls
I think everyone makes a mistake at least once in their life. The important thing is what you learn from it.
I started thinking about that, and I used to think that the Talib would come, and he would just kill me. But then I said, ‘If he comes, what would you do Malala?’ then I would reply to myself, ‘Malala, just take a shoe and hit him.’
I am proud to be a girl, and I know that girls can change the world,
Because a doctor can only help someone who has been shot, If I become a politician, I can help make a tomorrow where there are no more cases of people being shot.
Kindness can only be repaid with kindness. It can’t be repaid with expressions like ‘thank you’.
If a terrorist can change someone’s mind and convince them to become a suicide bomber, we can also change their minds and tell them education is the only way to bring humanity and peace.
When I look at my goal, my goal is peace. My goal is education for every child.
They are afraid of educated women. They are afraid of the power of knowledge.
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