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Whenever you need a serious dose of inspiration, look to Malala Yousafzai.

The Nobel Peace Prize-winning activist has been working hard to ensure every girl has the right to education, and now she’s doing the same for herself: The 20-year-old was just accepted into the University of Oxford and will be studying politics, philosophy, and economics.

If you’re ever having a down day and need little motivation to keep working hard, no sweat—take Yousafzai’s word for it.

Obviously Yousafzai has had a long, hard journey to get where she is today, but her drive to succeed in everything she puts her mind to is seriously empowering. And we can all learn something from that.

If you’re ever having a down day and need little motivation to keep working hard, no sweat—take Yousafzai’s word for it. The following powerful quotes from the humanitarian will help you push ahead, no matter what comes across your path.

Here are Yousafzai’s 7 most inspiring quotes

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“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.”


“I think life is always dangerous. Some people get afraid of it. Some people don’t go forward. But some people, if they want to achieve their goal, they have to go. They have to move.”


“Some people only ask others to do something…Why should I wait for someone else? Why don’t I take a step and move forward?”



“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 make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow’s reality.”


“I think everyone makes a mistake at least once in their life. The important thing is what you learn from it.”


“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.”

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