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39 Anne Frank Quotes About Beauty, Love & the World

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39 Anne Frank Quotes About Beauty, Love & the World

Anne Frank was a German-born diarist. She was one of the most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust, and gained fame after the publication of The Diary of a Young Girl.

In the book, she documents her life in hiding from 1942 to 1944, during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II. It is one of the world’s most widely known books and has been the basis for several plays and films.

We’ve put together this collection of the best Anne Frank quotes:

 

39 Anne Frank Quotes

1. “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 only then can you judge their true characters!” – Anne Frank

2. “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

3. “I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.” – Anne Frank

4. “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, and I want to go on living even after my death!” – Anne Frank

5. “I hope I will be able to confide everything to you, as I have never been able to confide in anyone, and I hope you will be a great source of comfort and support.” – Anne Frank

6. “I see the world gradually being turned into a wilderness, and I hear the ever-approaching thunder, which will destroy us too. I can feel the sufferings of millions and yet, if I look up into the heavens, I think that it will all come right.” – Anne Frank

7. “If I just think of how we live here, I usually come to the conclusion that it is a paradise compared with how other Jews who are not in hiding must be living” – Anne Frank

8. “It’s difficult in times like these: ideals, dreams and cherished hopes rise within us, only to be crushed by grim reality. It’s a wonder I haven’t abandoned all my ideals, they seem so absurd and impractical. Yet I cling to them because I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart.” – Anne Frank

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9. “Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.” – Anne Frank

 

10. “Riches, prestige, everything can be lost. But the happiness in your heart can only be dimmed; it will always be there as long as you live, to make you happy again.” – Anne Frank

11. “This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.’” – Anne Frank

12. “What is done cannot be undone, but one can prevent it happening again.” – Anne Frank

13. “Women should be respected as well! Generally speaking, men are held in great esteem in all parts of the world, so why shouldn’t women have their share? Soldiers and war heroes are honored and commemorated, explorers are granted immortal fame, martyrs are revered, but how many people look upon women too as soldiers?” – Anne Frank

 

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14. “Because paper has more patience than people.” – Anne Frank

 

15. “How true Daddy’s words were when he said: all children must look after their own upbringing. 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

16. “I could go on for hours about all the suffering the war has brought, but then I would only make myself more dejected. There is nothing we can do but wait as calmly as we can till the misery comes to an end. Jews and Christians wait, the whole earth waits; and there are many who wait for death.” – Anne Frank

17. “I feel wicked sleeping in a warm bed, while my dearest friends have been knocked down or have fallen into a gutter somewhere out in the cold night. I get frightened when I think of close friends who have now been delivered into the hands of the cruelest brutes that walk the earth. And all because they are Jews!” – Anne Frank

18. “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.” – Anne Frank

19. “I sometimes wonder if anyone will ever understand what I mean, if anyone will ever overlook my ingratitude and not worry about whether or not I’m Jewish and merely see me as a teenager badly in need of some good, plain fun.” – Anne Frank

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20. “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

21. “It’s really a wonder that I haven’t dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart” – Anne Frank

 

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22. “No one has ever become poor by giving.” – Anne Frank

 

23. “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. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. As longs as this exists, and it certainly always will, I know that then there will always be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be. And I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.” – Anne Frank

24. “We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.” – Anne Frank

25. “Whenever you’re feeling lonely or sad, try going to the loft on a beautiful day and looking outside. Not at the houses and the rooftops, but at the sky. As long as you can look fearlessly at the sky, you’ll know that your pure within and will find happiness once more.” – Anne Frank

26. “Would anyone, either Jew or non-Jew, understand this about me, that I am simply a young girl badly in need of some rollicking fun?” – Anne Frank

 

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27. “Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.” – Anne Frank

 

28. “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Anne Frank

29. “I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.” – Anne Frank

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30. “I get cross, then sad, and finally end up turning my heart inside out, the bad part on the outside and the good part on the inside, 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.” – Anne Frank

31. “I see the eight of us in the Annex as if we were a patch of blue sky surrounded by menacing black clouds… [They loom] before us like an impenetrable wall, trying to crush us, but not yet able to. I can only cry out and implore, “Oh ring, ring, open wide and let us out!”” – Anne Frank

32. “I’ve found that there is always some beauty left — in nature, sunshine, freedom, in yourself; these can all help you.” – Anne Frank

33. “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” – Anne Frank

 

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34. “Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.” – Anne Frank

 

35. “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

36. “Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.” – Anne Frank

37. “We aren’t allowed to have any opinions. People can tell you to keep your mouth shut, but it doesn’t stop you having your own opinion. Even if people are still very young, they shouldn’t be prevented from saying what they think.” – Anne Frank

38. “Whoever is happy will make others happy too.” – Anne Frank

39. “Writing in a diary is a really strange experience for someone like me. Not only because I’ve never written anything before, but also because it seems to me that later on neither I nor anyone else will be interested in the musings of a thirteen-year old school girl. Oh well, it doesn’t matter. I feel like writing.” – Anne Frank

 

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  1. Vincent

    Jun 1, 2017 at 4:34 am

    Damn. These are good. It’s sad.

    The audiobook of her diary is amazing. I recommend it.

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