25 Inspirational Quotes From Malala Yousafzai

25 Inspirational Quotes From Malala Yousafzai

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Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani activist for female education and rights. At just age of 15 she was shot by the Taliban, fortunately, she survived. Later in 2014 she was awarded “Noble Peace Prize”. Malala Yousafzai got her primary education from  Khushal Public School ( urdu medium school).

Below are Inspirational quotes from Malala Yousafzai:

1. “read thousands of books and I will power myself with knowledge. Pens and books are the weapons that defeat terrorism.” Malala Yousafzai

2. “When someone takes away your pens you realize quite how important education is.” Malala Yousafzai

3. “I reassured my mother that it didn’t matter to me if my face was not symmetrical. Me, who had always cared about my appearance, how my hair looked! But when you see death, things change. “It doesn’t matter if I can’t smile or blink properly,” I told her. “I’m still me, Malala. The important thing is God has given me my life.” Malala Yousafzai

4. “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


5. “We were scared, but our fear was not as strong as our courage.” Malala Yousafzai

6. “We liked to be known as the clever girls. When we decorated our hands with henna for holidays and weddings, we drew calculus and chemical formulae instead of flowers and butterflies.” Malala Yousafzai

7. “I raise my voice not so that i can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard.” Malala Yousafzai

8. “The Taliban could take our pens and books, but they couldn’t stop our minds from thinking.” Malala Yousafzai

9. “He believed that lack of education was the root of all of Pakistan’s problems. Ignorance allowed politicians to fool people and bad administrators to be re-elected.” Malala Yousafzai


10. “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

11. “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.” Malala Yousafzai

12. “Life isn’t just about taking in oxygen and giving out carbon dioxide.” Malala Yousafzai

13. “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

14. “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


15. “I don’t want revenge on the Taliban, I want education for sons and daughters of the Taliban.” Malala Yousafzai

16. “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

17. “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

18. “With guns you can kill terrorists, with education you can kill terrorism.” Malala Yousafzai

19. “Once I had asked God for one or two extra inches in height, but instead he made me as tall as the sky, so high that I could not measure myself.” Malala Yousafzai


20. “The extremists are afraid of books and pens, the power of education frightens them. they are afraid of women.” Malala Yousafzai

21. “One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.” Malala Yousafzai

22. “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

23. “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

24. “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.” Malala Yousafzai


25. “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

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