Trayvon Martin could have been me thirty five years ago.

- Barack Obama (2013) ·

We rightly and best remember Dr. King’s soaring oratory that day, how he gave mighty voice to the quiet hopes of millions; how he offered a salvation path for oppressed and oppressors alike. His words belong to the ages, possessing a power and prophecy unmatched in our time.

- Barack Obama (2013) ·

I have lived with the prospect of an early death for the last 49 years. I'm not afraid of death, but I'm in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first... I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.

- Stephen Hawking (2013) ·

The content of a book holds the power of education and it is with this power that we can shape our future and change lives.

- Malala Yousafzai (2013) ·

There is no greater weapon than knowledge and no greater source of knowledge than the written word.

- Malala Yousafzai (2013) ·

It’s important to take the initiative. We cannot wait around for any one else to come and do it. Why are we waiting for someone else to come and fix things? Why aren’t we doing it ourselves? I would like to send my heartfelt greetings to the congress.

- Malala Yousafzai (2013) ·

I don’t know where to begin my speech. I don’t know what people would be expecting me to say, but first of all thank you to God for whom we are equal and thank you to every person who has prayed for my fast recovery and new life.

- Malala Yousafzai (2013) ·

This is what my soul is telling me: be peaceful and love everyone.

- Malala Yousafzai (2013) ·

So let us wage a glorious struggle against illiteracy, poverty and terrorism, let us pick up our books and our pens, they are the most powerful weapons. One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world. Education is the only solution.

- Malala Yousafzai (2013) ·