Dear Malaika,


I love you and I am very proud of you.


You are a beautiful girl and it is only natural that I should be pleased that I have such a good-looking daughter. Then again - as you know– I’m not into wannabe models and Barbie-dolls and I do not consider beauty as an admirable accomplishment.


You are an extremely intelligent girl. But again, I consider your intelligence as an obligation rather than a merit. You are endowed with an exceptional gift and you have to show that you deserve it.


Get yourself educated so that you can serve society later on. If I am so proud of you, it is mostly because you are a wonderful human being – loving, kind, giving and helpful.I feel honoured to have you in my life.



Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
(Nelson Mandela)


Social progress can be measured by the social position of the female sex.
(Karl Marx)


Self-love is the source of all our other loves.
(Pierre Corneille)


The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
(William Blake)


Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
(William Blake)


The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
(Dalai Lama)


Money may not buy happiness, but it can damn well give it!
(Freddie Mercury)


Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
(Albert Schweitzer)


There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.
(Albert Schweitzer)


Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. (Confucius)