Malala Yousafzai, a 16 year old from Pakistan, was shot in the head in 2012, for defying extremists’ policies in her country that banned girls from attending school.

Her only crime? She dared to go to school.

Malala survived the brutal attack on her, and today is an education activist.

Here are some inspiring quotes that remind us, how education can truly make this world, a much more mature place to live in.

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

2. I don't want to be thought of as the "girl who was shot by the Taliban" but the "girl who fought for education." This is the cause to which I want to devote my life.

3. 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.

4. I don't mind if I have to sit on the floor at school. I want an education and I am afraid of no one. Education is the power terrorists fear most.

5. When someone takes away your pens you realize quite how important education is.

6. Education is the only solution.

7. After the PM presented me with the award and cheque, I presented him with a long list of demands.

If a single young girl like Malala can stir the world to fight for a woman's right to education, why can't the #PowerOf49?

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