Malala Day History and Quotes
Malala Day History
Malala day is celebrated for the young Pakistani activist for women’s education, Malala Yousafzai. Her father’s name is Ziauddin Yousafzai and mother’s name is Toor Pekai Yousafzai. She was born in Mingora, Pakistan on July 12, 1997, in swat Valley of the country.
She was awarded as Pakistan’s youth peace prize in 2011 as she spoke for women’s right to education.
At the age of 15, on October 9, 2012, she was shot by a Taliban’s gunman. As she was too serious, she referred to Birmingham, England for her further care and treatment.
In October 2014, when she was only 17-years-old, Yousafzai received the Nobel Peace Prize. In 2013 Malala and her father introduced Malala fund by which they help children and women to educate.
Malala Day Quotes
Some of the quotes by Malala Yousafzai are as below:
- “We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.” Malala Yousafzai, I Am Malala
- “One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.” Malala Yousafzai, I Am Malala
- “When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” Malala Yousafzai, I Am Malala
- “With guns you can kill terrorists; with education you can kill terrorism.” Malala Yousafzai
- “If one man can destory everything why can’t one girl change it” Malala Yousafzai
- “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” Mala Yousafzai
- “Education is education. We should learn everything and then choose which path to follow.” Education is neither Eastern nor Western, it is human.”
- “Let us pick up our books and our pens, they are the most powerful weapons.”
- “The extremists are afraid of books and pens, the power of education frightens them. they are afraid of women.”
“I don’t want revenge on the Taliban, I want education for sons and daughters of the Taliban.”
- “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.”
- “Life isn’t just about taking in oxygen and giving out carbon dioxide.”
- “We were scared, but our fear was not as strong as our courage.”
- “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.”
- “When someone takes away your pens you realize quite how important education is.”
- “Read thousands of books and I will power myself with knowledge. Pens and books are the weapons that defeat terrorism.”
- “If people were silent nothing would change.”
- “I don’t want awards, I want my daughter. I wouldn’t exchange a single eyelash of my daughter for the whole world.”
- “One year ago I left my home for school and never returned.”
- “Is Islam such a weak religion that it cannot tolerate a book written against it? Not my Islam!”
“At night our fear is strong . . . but in the morning, in the light, we find our courage again.”
“Now, every morning when I open my eyes, I long to see my old room full of my things, my clothes all over the floor and my school prizes on the shelves.”
“Tell me how can one live without daughters.”
“Some people are afraid of ghosts, some of spiders or snakes- in those days we were afraid of our fellow human beings.”
“Kindness can only be repaid with kindness. It can’t be repaid with expressions like ‘thank you’ and then forgotten.”.
“Don’t kill doves in the garden. / You kill one and the others won’t come.”
“Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.”
“if we believe in something greater than our lives, then our voices will multiply even if we are dead.”
“Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.”
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