3 Incredible Quotes From Nobel Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai Confirm She Deserves All The Awards

At just 17 years old, women's rights and education activist Malala Yousafzai has already accomplished more than many adults twice her age. After bravely continuing to speak up for women's rights after the Taliban attempted to assassinate her, Malala was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in October 2014, making her the youngest recipient in history. Below are three inspiring quotes that confirm it was well-deserved.

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As a child, I spent countless hours with Mister Rogers. I sang along as he put on his cardigan and sneakers, watched him feed his fish, and followed his trolley into the Land of Make Believe. His show was a like a calm respite from the craziness of the world, a beautiful place where kindness always ruled. Even now, thinking about the gentle, genuine way he spoke to me as a child is enough to wash away the angst of my adult heart.

Fred Rogers was goodness personified. He dedicated his life not just to the education of children, but to their emotional well-being. His show didn't teach us letters and figures—he taught about love and feelings. He showed us what community looks like, what accepting and including different people looks like, and what kindness and compassion look like. He saw everyone he met as a new friend, and when he looked into the camera and said, "Hello, neighbor," he was sincerely speaking to every person watching.

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