Malala Yousafzai, if you don’t recognize the name, is a young woman from Pakistan who was targeted by the Taliban for her outspoken support of education for females. The Taliban actually shot her in the head in October of last year, an attack she survived from after treatment in the UK.
As if the courage to resist the Taliban wasn’t enough, Malala refused to let the attack silence her. She has continued to speak up about providing an education for women in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and other areas where an education for women is difficult to achieve. A memoir she wrote is so powerful that it has been banned in Pakistan recently.
Not only has Malala been in the limelight because of this book, but she has recently been on several interviews in the west, especially now that she lives in Birmingham, UK. If you’re curious about how intelligent and peace-minded this young girl is, read on.
The following quotes will impress and humble you!
On the power of education: “I want to go back to Pakistan but first of all I need to be fully empowered… and to make myself powerful, I only need one thing, that is education, so I will get education, then I’ll go back to Pakistan.”
Showing her truly intelligent perspective on fighting war and terrorism: “I think that the best way to solve problems and to fight against war is through dialogue… But for me the best way to fight against terrorism and extremism…just a simple thing: educate the next generation.”
On criticisms from Pakistan and others because she has become a supporter of the west: “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.”
Lastly, a short, simple, and powerful quote about how strongly Malala believes in education: “One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen, can change the world.”
Now that you know more about the incredible Malala Yousafzai, feel free to add more quotes to our site. Additionally, her book has been released, and you can order it online if you want to learn more about her.