Malala Yousafzai has been one of the most inspiring young minds in the world. Born on July 12, 1997, Pakistani activist’s journey and her fight for education has inspired millions and made her a true icon. She has been one of the most influential figures who have fought tooth and nail for the right of all children to education. She is all of 20 but her great contribution has inspired a generation of girls worldwide. On her 16th birthday in 2013, United Nations dubbed it as Malala Day after the young girl gave a moving speech asking UN to give global access to education. A year later, at 17, Malala Yousafzai became the youngest recipient of Noble Peace Prize. As she celebrates her 20th birthday, we look at most inspirational quotes by Malala Yousafzai on education and women empowerment will infuse your heart.Also Read - Malala Yousafzai is Stunning as a New Bride in a Traditional Soft Pink Suit

1. We human beings don’t realize how great God is. He has given us an extraordinary brain and a sensitive loving heart. He has blessed us with two lips to talk and express our feelings, two eyes which see a world of colours and beauty, two feet which walk on the road of life, two hands to work for us, and two ears to hear the words of love. As I found with my ear, no one knows how much power they have in their each and every organ until they lose one. Also Read - Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai Ties Knot In Private Ceremony, Calls It ‘Precious Day’ Of Life

2. If you hit a Talib with your shoe, then there would be no difference between you and the Talib. You must not treat others with cruelty and that much harshly, you must fight others but through peace and through dialogue and through education. Also Read - US Congress Passes 'Malala Yousafzai Scholarship Act' For Pakistani Women

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

4. 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.

5. Education is education. We should learn everything and then choose which path to follow.” Education is neither Eastern nor Western, it is human.

6. If one man can destroy everything, why can’t one girl change it?

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

8. Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.

9. There are many problems, but I think there is a solution to all these problems; it’s just one, and it’s education.

10. If you don’t focus on the future generation, it means you are destroying your country.

11. I believe it’s a woman’s right to decide what she wants to wear and if a woman can go to the beach and wear nothing, then why can’t she also wear everything?

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

13. Life isn’t just about taking in oxygen and giving out carbon dioxide.

14. We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.

15. “We human beings don’t realize how great God is. He has given us an extraordinary brain and a sensitive loving heart. He has blessed us with two lips to talk and express our feelings, two eyes which see a world of colours and beauty, two feet which walk on the road of life, two hands to work for us, and two ears to hear the words of love. As I found with my ear, no one knows how much power they have in their each and every organ until they lose one.” Happy Birthday Malala!