40 Malala Yousafzai Quotes On Education And Women’s Equality

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A girl who stood up for education and was shot in the head by the Taliban.

Malala Yousafzai Quotes On Education And Women’s Equality

Malala Yousafzai Quotes On Education And Women’s Equality

Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani activist for women’s and children’s education. She is also the youngest-ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014. 

She co-founded a non-profit organization Malala Fund and is also a co-author of the International bestseller book “ am Malala”. Not only this, Malala has been featured as one of the most influential people globally, by Times magazine in 2013, 2014, and 2015 consecutively. 

On the occasion of Malala Day (July 12), we bring you this list of the most inspiring Malala Quotes on education and women’s equality.

Famous Malala Quotes On Education

  1. One child, one teacher, one pen, and one book can change the world.
     Malala Yousafzai Quote On Education
  2. I truly believe the only way we can create global peace is through not only educating our minds but our hearts and our souls.
  3. So let us wage a global struggle against illiteracy, poverty, and terrorism, and let us pick up our books and pens. They are our most powerful weapons.
  4. 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.
  5. We want schools and education for every child’s bright future. We will continue our journey to our destination of peace and education for everyone.
  6. 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 Quote On Education
  7. Education is neither Eastern nor Western, it is human.
  8. I tell my story, not because it is unique, but because it is not. It is the story of many girls think realizing that you’re not alone, that you are standing with millions of your sisters around the world is vital.
  9. I have the right to 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.
  10. So let us wage a glorious struggle against illiteracy, poverty, and terrorism, let us pick up our books and our pens, they are the most powerful weapons. One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world.
  11. Dear sisters and brothers, the so-called world of adults may understand it, but we children don’t. Why is it that countries which we call 'strong' are so powerful in creating wars but are so weak in bringing peace? Why is it that giving guns is so easy but giving books is so hard? Why is it, why is it that making tanks is so easy, but building schools is so hard?
  12. With guns, you can kill terrorists, with education you can kill terrorism.
     Malala Yousafzai Quote On Education
  13. The extremists have shown what frightens them most - a girl with a book.
     Malala Yousafzai Quote On Education
  14. If you want to end the war, then instead of sending guns, send books. instead of sending tanks, send pens. instead of sending soldiers, send teachers.
  15. I truly believe the only way we can create global peace is through not only educating our minds but our hearts and our souls.
  16. 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 Quotes About Women

  1. If one man can destroy everything, why can’t one girl change it?
    Malala Yousafzai Quotes About Women
  2. Life isn’t just about taking in oxygen and giving out carbon dioxide. Tell me how can one live without daughters.
  3. So believe in your voice, believe in yourself, and always follow your dreams. Because especially young girls, they dream big but as they grow older they start underestimating themselves, they do not believe in themselves, they don’t dream big. So I would ask all young girls to dream big, as big as you can, and just follow your dreams and you can do anything.
  4. We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced. I don’t cover my face because I want to show my identity.
  5. Even if I am a girl, even if people think I can’t do it, I should not lose hope. I speak not for myself, but for those without voice.
  6. A girl's voice is powerful and it can bring change in the community.
    Malala Yousafzai Quotes About Women

Malala Yousafzai Leadership Quotes

  1. Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow’s reality.
    Malala Yousafzai Leadership Quote
  2. Kindness can only be repaid with kindness. It can’t be repaid with expressions like ‘thank you’ and then forgotten.
  3. If you go anywhere, even paradise, you will miss your home. 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.
  4. I used to think I had to wait to be an adult to lead. But I've learned that even a child's voice can be heard around the world.
  5. The world needs leadership based on serving humanity — not based on how many weapons you have.
    Malala Yousafzai Leadership Quote
  6. Often, we think we are too young, or our ideas may not work, and we need to grow up to bring change. I just say no. Whatever you want to do now, you can do it now.
  7. I raise my voice not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard.
  8. We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.
    Malala Yousafzai Leadership Quote

Malala Quotes On Bravery

  1. 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?
  2. 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.
  3. If people were silent, nothing would change.
    Malala Quote On Bravery
  4. When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.
    Malala Quote On Bravery
  5. I think everyone makes a mistake at least once in their life, the important thing is what you learn from it.
  6. We were scared, but our fear was not as strong as our courage.
    Malala Quote On Bravery
  7. Dear friends, on 9 October 2012, the Taliban shot me on the left side of my forehead. They shot my friends, too. 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 were born. I am the same Malala. My ambitions are the same. My hopes are the same.
  8. It is very important to know who you are. To make decisions. To show who you are.
  9. The Taliban could take our pens and books, but they couldn’t stop our minds from thinking.
    Malala Quote On Bravery
  10. 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is Malala Day celebrated?

Malala Day is observed on July 12, the birthday of Malala Yousafzai, to honor women and children’s rights.

What day was Malala shot?

On the morning of October 9, 2012, 15-year-old Malala Yousafzai was shot by the Taliban.

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