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Famous quotes by Anne Frank on beauty, love, nature, God and other things.

97 Famous Quotes By Anne Frank, The Author Of The Diary Of A Young Girl

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Annelies Marie Frank, better known as Anne Frank, was a Jewish German teenager born in 1929, whose diary entries during the her days spent in hiding from the Nazis, remains one of the most vivid accounts of the time. Frank was born in Germany but she fled with her family to the Netherlands when the Nazi Party came to power in Germany and had lived most of her life there. However, she got first hand experience of Nazi oppressions when Germany occupied the Netherland in 1940. As the Jews in Amsterdam were being arrested and sent to concentration camps, the family hid themselves in 1942 for two years till they were finally arrested. Frank documented her life during those years and her diary became one of the most important accounts of Nazi oppression during that era. The contents of her diaries went on to throw a light on what the Jewish population went through in places occupied by Nazi Germany and her diary entries have been read by millions worldwide over the past decades. Anne Frank’s diary entries have gone on to inspire films, plays and tv series over the years, due to the vivid descriptions on offer. Here are some of the famous quotes by her.

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.

- Anne Frank's Tales from the Secret Annex, Anne Frank

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.

- Anne Frank

I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.

- Anne Frank

I've found that there is always some beauty left -- in nature, sunshine, freedom, in yourself; these can all help you.

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

No one has ever become poor by giving.

- diary of Anne Frank: the play, Anne Frank

Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.

- Anne Frank

I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

Because paper has more patience than people.

- Anne Frank

Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.

- Anne Frank

People can tell you to keep your mouth shut, but that doesn't stop you from having your own opinion.

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

Whoever is happy will make others happy.

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

In the long run, the sharpest weapon of all is a kind and gentle spirit.

- The Diary of Anne Frank, Anne Frank

Where there's hope, there's life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.

- Anne Frank

I don't want to have lived in vain like most people. I want to be useful or bring enjoyment to all people, even those I've never met. I want to go on living even after my death!

- Anne Frank

We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.

- Anne Frank

A quiet conscience makes one strong!

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

I think a lot, but I don't say much.

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

Human greatness does not lie in wealth or power, but in character and goodness. People are just people, and all people have faults and shortcomings, but all of us are born with a basic goodness.

- Anne Frank

You can be lonely even when you are loved by many people, since you are still not anybody's one and only.

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

There's only one rule you need to remember: laugh at everything and foget everybody else! It sound egotistical, but it's actually the only cure for those suffering from self-pity.

- The Diary of Anne Frank, Anne Frank

Memories mean more to me than dresses.

- Anne Frank

As long as this exists, this sunshine and this cloudless sky, and as long as I can enjoy it, how can I be sad?

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

Those who have courage and faith shall never perish in misery

- Anne Frank

But feelings can't be ignored, no matter how unjust or ungrateful they seem.

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

Earning happiness means doing good and working, not speculating and being lazy. Laziness may look inviting, but only work gives you true satisfaction.

- Anne Frank

I wish to go on living even after my death.

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

Anyhow, I've learned one thing now. You only really get to know people when you've had a jolly good row with them. Then and then only can you judge their true characters!

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

The weak die out and the strong will survive, and will live on forever

- The Diary of Anne Frank, Anne Frank

The weak fall, but the strong will remain and never go under!

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don't know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!

- Anne Frank

I know what I want, I have a goal, an opinion, I have a religion and love. Let me be myself and then I am satisfied. I know that I’m a woman, a woman with inward strength and plenty of courage.

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

Everyone thinks I'm showing off when I talk, ridiculous when I'm silent, insolent when I answer, cunning when I have a good idea, lazy when I'm tired, selfish when I eat one bite more than I should.

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

Deep down, the young are lonelier than the old.

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

If we bear all this suffering and if there are still Jews left, when it is over, then Jews, instead of being doomed, will be held up as an example.

- Anne Frank

I love you, with a love so great that it simply couldn't keep growing inside my heart, but had to leap out and reveal itself in all its magnitude.

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.

- Anne Frank

People who have a religion should be glad, for not everyone has the gift of believing in heavenly things.

- Anne Frank

Sometimes I believe that God wants to try me, both now and later on; I must become good through my own efforts, without examples and without good advice.

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

I want to write, but more than that, I want to bring out all kinds of things that lie buried deep in my heart.

- Anne Frank

Don't condemn me, remember rather that sometimes I, too, can reach the bursting point.

- The Diary of Anne Frank: And Related Readings, Anne Frank

Sympathy, Love, Fortune... We all have these qualities but still tend to not use them!

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

I've reached the point where I hardly care whether I live or die. The world will keep on turning without me, I can't do anything to change events anyway.

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn't matter if only we could prevent girls from being girls.

- Anne Frank

The final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.

- Anne Frank

There's something happening everyday, but I'm too tired and lazy to write it all down.

- Anne Frank

Paper is more patient than man.

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

Crying can bring relief, as long as you don't cry alone.

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery and death.

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

I've learned one thing: you can only really get to know a person after a row. Only then can you judge their true character!

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

Dead people receive more flowers than the living ones because regret is stronger than gratitude.

- Anne Frank

A person who's happy will make others happy; a person who has courage and faith will never die in misery

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

Sometimes I'm so deeply buried under self-reproaches that I long for a word of comfort to help me dig myself out again.

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

The reason for my starting a diary is that I have no real friend.

- Anne Frank

I do my best to please everybody, far more than they'd ever guess. I try to laugh it all off, because I don't want to let them see my trouble.

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature and God.

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

This week I've been reading a lot and doing little work. That's the way things ought to be. That's surely the road to success.

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

I think it's odd that grown-ups quarrel so easily and so often and about such petty matters. Up to now I always thought bickering was just something children did and that they outgrew it.

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

I'm sentimental--I know. I'm desperate and silly--I know that too. Oh, help me!

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

An empty day, though clear and bright, Is just as dark as any night.

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

I'm currently in the middle of a depression. I couldn't really tell you what set it off, but I think it stems from my cowardice, which confronts me at every turn.

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

I want be a writer

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

If I read a book that impresses me, I have to take myself firmly in hand before I mix with other people; otherwise they would think my mind rather queer.

- Anne Frank

I get cross, then sad, and finally end up turning my heart inside out, and keep trying to find a way to become what I'd like to be and what I could be if....if only there were no other people in the world.

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

Leave me in peace, let me sleep one night at least without my pillow being wet with tears, my eyes burning and my head throbbing

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

This is a photograph of me as I wish I looked all the time. Then I might have a chance of getting in Hollywood.

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

The young are not afraid of telling the truth.

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

A person can be lonely even if he is loved by many people, because he is still not the "One and Only" to anyone.

- The Diary of Anne Frank, Anne Frank

Who else but me is ever going to read these letters?

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

In the future I'm going to devote less time to sentimentality and more time to reality.

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

Our lives are fashioned by our choices. First we make our choices. Then our choices make us.

- Anne Frank

Ordinary people simply don't know what books mean to us, shut up here. Reading, learning, and the radio are our amusements.

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

I am what a romantic movie is to a profound thinker - a mere diversion, a comic interlude, something that is soon forgotten.

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

What is done cannot be undone, but one can prevent it happening again.

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

It must be awful to feel you're not needed.

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

What I condemn are our system of values and the men who don't acknowledge how great, difficult, but ultimately beautiful women's share in society is.

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

But i've slammed the door to my inner self; if he ever wants to force the lock again, he'll have to use a harder crowbar!

- Anne Frank

Who knows, perhaps he doesn't care about me at all and look at the others in just the same way.

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

Misfortunes never come singly.

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

Don't be too assuming, it doesn't get you anywhere.

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

One gets on better in life if one is not over modest.

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

You must work and do good, not be lazy and gamble, if you wish to earn happiness. Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

It is becoming a bad dream-- in the daytime as well as at night. I see him nearly all the time and can't get at him, I mustn't show anything, must remain gay while I'm really in despair.

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

Riches can all be lost, but that happiness in your own heart can only be veiled, and it will bring you happiness again, as long as you live.

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

If I'm engrossed in a book, I have to rearrange my thoughts before I can mingle with other people, because otherwise they might think I was strange.

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

I looked up in the sky and trusted in God.

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

People can so easily be tempted by slackness... and by money.

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

I wonder if anyone can ever succeed in making their children content.

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

As long as you're in the food business, why not make sweets?

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

He clings to his solitude, to his affected indifference and his grown-up ways, but it's just an act, so as never, never to show his real feelings.

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

I had to hold my head up high and put a bold face on things, but the thoughts keep coming anyways.

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

What's the point of the war? Why, oh why can't people live together peacefully? Why all this destruction?

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

Leave me alone, let me have at least one night when I don't cry myself to sleep with eyes burning and my head pounding. Let me get away, away from everything, away from this world!

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

Then I fall asleep with a stupid feeling of wishing to be different from what I am or from what I want to be; perhaps to behave differently from the way I want to behave or do behave.

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

I can't let them see my doubts, or the wounds they've inflicted on me.

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

Sleep makes the silence and the terrible fear go by more quickly, helps pass the time, since it's impossible to kill.

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

I have always been the dunce, the never-do-well of the family, I've always have to pay double for my deeds, first with the scolding and then again because of the way my feelings are hurt.

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank