The important thing to note is that it is not important whether Malala was shot or not – Malala is not asking for personal favors or support. She is asking for support with girls’ education and women’s rights. So don’t support Malala, support her campaign for girls’ education and women’s rights.
Fortune pays you sometimes for the intensity of her favors by the shortness of their duration. She soon tires of carrying any one long on her shoulders.
The confidence in another man’s virtue is no light evidence of a man’s own, and God willingly favors such a confidence.
Venus favors the bold.
If fortune favors you do not be elated; if she frowns do not despond.
There are slavish souls who carry their appreciation for favors done them so far that they strangle themselves with the rope of gratitude.
I believe that no man who holds a leader’s position should ever accept favors from either side. He is then committed to show favors. A leader must stand alone.
Fortune favors the audacious.
Fortune, that favors fools.
We secure our friends not by accepting favors but by doing them.