Empowering Quotes from Female Role Models About Education

10 Empowering Quotes from Female Role Models About Education

Education is vital to the success of individuals, communities, and entire nations. When education for all people is prioritized and accessible, everything changes. We’ve compiled this list of the top empowering quotes about education, most of which are from positive female role models. When we focus on education, everyone wins.

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”

–Maya Angelou, American poet & civil rights activist

“We educate women because it is smart. We educate women because it changes the world.”

–Drew Faust, President of Harvard University

 “Knowledge will bring you the opportunity to make a difference.”

–Claire Fagin, nurse & educator

“The ability to read, write, and analyze; the confidence to stand up and demand justice and equality; the qualifications and connections to get your foot in that door and take your seat at that table—all of that starts with education.”

–Michelle Obama, former First Lady

“When you invest in a girl’s education, she feeds herself, her children, her community, and her nation.”

–Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway

“A quality education has the power to transform societies in a single generation, provide children with the protection they need from the hazards of poverty, labor exploitation and disease, and given them knowledge, skills, and confidence to reach their full potential.”

–Audrey Hepburn, British actress & humanitarian

“Let us pick up our books and our pens. They are our most powerful weapons. One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world.”

–Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani activist & Nobel Prize laureate

“I strongly believe that the first step and most important tool towards women empowerment is education. The right education will ensure that women are more competent and confident in taking up bigger challenges and raising the bar in any field.”

–Kirthiga Reddy, Head of Facebook India

 “Girls know that education is their only path to self-sufficiency. It’s their only chance to shape their own fate rather than having the limits of their lives dictated to them by others.”

–Michelle Obama, former First Lady

“You educate a man, you educate a man. You educate a woman, you educate a generation.”

–Brigham Young, American religious leader & founder of University of Utah & Brigham Young University