Quotes by Malala Yousafzai

It seemed to me that everyone knows they will die one day. My feeling was nobody can stop death; it doesn’t matter if it comes from a Talib or cancer. So I should do whatever I want to do.
– Malala Yousafzai

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

We were scared, but our fear was not as strong as our courage.
– Malala Yousafzai

With guns you can kill terrorists, with education you can kill terrorism.
― Malala Yousafzai

I couldn’t understand what the Taliban were trying to do. “They are abusing our religion,” I said in interviews. “How will you accept Islam if I put a gun to your head and say Islam is the true religion? If they want every person in the world to be Muslim, why don’t they show themselves to be good Muslims first?”
― Malala Yousafzai, I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban

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

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

We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.
– Malala Yousafzai

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.
– Malala Yousafzai

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

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