Why is it, that giving guns is so easy, but giving books is so hard?

ā€” Malala Yousafzai

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


One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world.


Extremists have shown what frightens them most. A girl with a book.


Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow's reality.


It gives a message to people of love.

.. it does not matter what's the colour of your skin, what language do you speak, what religion do you believe in. It is that we should all consider each other as human beings and we should respect each other.


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With guns you can kill terrorists, with education you can kill terrorism.


Do not wait for me to do something for your rights. It's your world and you can change it.


And 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.


We must believe in the power and strength of our words. Our words can change the world.


We call upon all communities to be tolerant, to reject prejudice based on caste, creed, sect, colour, religion or agenda to ensure freedom and equality for women so they can flourish. We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.


We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.


A girl has the power to go forward in her life.

And she's not only a mother, she's not only a sister, she's not only a wife. But a girl has the - she should have an identity. She should be recognized and she has equal rights as a boy.


About Malala Yousafzai

Quotes 248 sayings
Nationality Pakistani
Profession Activist
Birthday July 12, 1997

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.


Let us pick up our books and our pens.

They are our most powerful weapons. One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world.


In In Pakistan, when we were stopped from going to school, at that time I realized that education ... Is the power for women, and that's why the terrorists are afraid of education.


Ignorance allowed politicians to fool people and bad administrators to be re-elected.


This is what my soul is telling me: be peaceful and love everyone.


I had two options. One was to remain silent and wait to be killed. And the second was to speak up and then be killed. I chose the second one. I decided to speak up.


We cannot succeed when half of us are held back.

We call upon our sisters around the world to be brave, to embrace the strength within themselves and realize their full potential.


Malala Day is not my day. Today is the day of every woman, every boy and every girl who have raised their voice for their rights.


Fifty seven million children across the world don't want an iPhone, Xbox or chocolates. They want a book and pen.


Socialism is the only answer and I urge all comrades to take this struggle to a victorious conclusion. Only this will free us from the chains of bigotry and exploitation.


Weakness, fear and hopelessness died. Strength, power and courage was born.


Every girl deserves to take part in creating the technology that will change our world and change who runs it.


They are afraid of educated women. They are afraid of the power of knowledge.


We are human beings, and this is the part of our human nature, that we don't learn the importance of anything until it's snatched from our hands.


I don't want revenge on the Taliban, I want education for sons and daughters of the Taliban.


Pakistan is a peace loving, democratic country.

Pashtuns want education for their daughters and sons. Islam is a religion of peace, humanity and brotherhood.


In some parts of the world, students are going to school every day.

It's their normal life. But in other part of the world, we are starving for education... it's like a precious gift. It's like a diamond.


I said to myself, Malala, you must be brave.

You must not be afraid of anyone. You are only trying to get an education. You are not committing a crime.


You should believe in your talent and potential. Never lose hope.


I told myself, Malala, you have already faced death.

This is your second life. Don't be afraid ā€” if you are afraid, you can't move forward.


I think that the best way to solve problems and to fight against war is through dialogue. For me the best way to fight against terrorism and extremism... just a simple thing: educate the next generation.


If you go anywhere, even paradise, you will miss your home.


I don't cover my face because I want to show my identity.


My father always says that heroism is in the Pashtun DNA.


I truly believe the only way we can create global peace is through not only educating our minds, but our hearts and our souls.


I believe the gun has no power because a gun can only kill, but a pen can give life.


When we imagine the power of all our sisters standing together on the shoulders of a quality education - our joy knows no bounds.


Education had been a great gift for him [Ziauddin].

He believed that lack of education was the root of all the Pakistan's problems. Ignorance allowed politicians to fool people and bad administrators to be reelected. He believed schooling should be available for all, rich and poor, boys and girls.


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.


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.


I want to serve. I want to serve the people. I want every girl, every child, to be educated.


They thought that the bullets would silence us, but they failed.


Iā€™m still me, Malala. The important thing is God has given me my life.


Let us pick up our books and pencils. They are our most powerful weapon.


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.


My family and I are heartbroken after hearing the news that more than 100 innocent children and teachers have lost their lives...


You know, my father was a great encouragement for me because he spoke out for women's rights, he spoke out for girl's education. And at that time I said that why should I wait for someone else, why should I be looking to the government, to the army that they would help us? Why don't I raise my voice, why don't we speak up for our rights?