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Malala Yousafzai

  • [After being shot in the head by the Taliban for speaking out for girls' education rights:] 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. Education is the only solution.

    • Malala Yousafzai,
    • speech to the U.N. Youth Assembly, in The New York Times ()
  • We realize the importance of our voices only when they are silenced.

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

    • Malala Yousafzai,
    • speech, United Nations ()

Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani school pupil, education activist

(1997)