The Greatest Anne Frank Quotes:
Who would ever think that so much went on in the soul of a young girl?
Although I'm only fourteen, I know quite well what I want; I know who is right and who is wrong. I have my opinions, my own ideas and principles, and although it may sound pretty mad from an adolescent, I feel more of a person than a child, I feel quite independent of anyone
The reason for my starting a diary is that I have no real friend
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.
Who would ever think that so much went on in the soul of a young girl?
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.
I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.
If I don’t have the talent to write books or newspaper articles, I can always write for myself. But I want to achieve more than that. I can’t imagine living like Mother, Mrs. van Daan and all the women who go about their work and are then forgotten. I need to have something besides a husband and children to devote myself to!
I finally realized that I must do my schoolwork to keep from being ignorant, to get on in life, to become a journalist, because that’s what I want! I know I can write ..., but it remains to be seen whether I really have talent ...
But feelings can't be ignored, no matter how unjust or ungrateful they seem
Memories mean more to me than dresses.
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.
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
I have made up my mind now to lead a different life from other girls and, later on, different from ordinary housewives.
Is discord going to show itself while we are still fighting, is the Jew once again worth less than another? Oh, it is sad, very sad, that once more, for the umpteenth time, the old truth is confirmed: 'what one Christian does is his own responsibility, what one Jew does is thrown back at all Jews
Who has inflicted this upon us? Who has made us Jews different from all other people? Who has allowed us to suffer so terribly up till now? It is God that has made us as we are, but it will be God, too, who will raise us up again.
Who knows, it might even be our religion from which the world and all peoples learn good, and for that reason and that reason alone do we have to suffer now. We can never become just Netherlanders, or just English, or representatives of any country for that matter; we will always remain Jews, but we want to, too
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
I don't believe that the big men, the politicians and the capitalists alone are guilty of the war. Oh, no, the little man is just as keen, otherwise the people of the world would have risen in revolt long ago! There is an urge and rage in people to destroy, to kill, to murder, and until all mankind, without exception, undergoes a great change, wars will be waged, everything that has been built up, cultivated and grown, will be destroyed and disfigured, after which mankind will have to begin all over again
Nice people, the Germans! To think that I was once one of them too! No, Hitler took away our nationality long ago. In fact, Germans and Jews are the greatest enemies in the world
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
I have often been downcast, but never in despair; I regard our hiding as a dangerous adventure, romantic and interesting at the same time
A voice within me is sobbing, "You see that's what's become of you. You're surrounded by negative opinions, dismayed looks and mocking faces, people who dislike you, and all because you don't listen to the advice of your own better half
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
I don't have much in the way of money or worldly possessions, I'm not beautiful, intelligent or clever, but I'm happy, and I intend to stay that way! I was born happy, I love people, I have a trusting nature, and I'd like everyone else to be happy too
I have one outstanding trait in my character, which must strike anyone who knows me for any length of time, and that is my knowledge of myself.
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!
In the long run, the sharpest weapon of all is a kind and gentle spirit
Where there's hope, there's life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.
Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
Crying can bring relief, as long as you don't cry alone
If the truth is told, things are just as bad as you yourself care to make them
As long as this exists, this sunshine and this cloudless sky, and as long as I can enjoy it, how can I be sad?
A quiet conscience makes one strong!
How lovely to think that no one need wait a moment, we can start now, start slowly changing the world! How lovely that everyone, great and small, can make their contribution toward introducing justice straightaway... And you can always, always give something, even if it is only kindness!
There's only one rule you need to remember: laugh at everything and forget everybody else! It sound egotistical, but it's actually the only cure for those suffering from self-pity.
Those who have courage and faith shall never perish in misery
No one has ever become poor by giving.
I can't imagine how anyone can say: "I'm weak," and then remain so. After all, if you know it, why not fight against it; why not try to train your character?
Go outside...amidst the simple beauty of nature...and know that as long as places like this exist, there will be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be
Whoever is happy will make others happy too.
How noble and good everyone could be if, every evening before falling asleep, they were to recall to their minds the events of the whole day and consider exactly what has been good and bad. Then without realizing it, you try to improve yourself at the start of each new day
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.
The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.
Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.
Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn't matter if only we could prevent girls from being girls.
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.
The weak die out and the strong will survive, and will live on forever
Deep down, the young are lonelier than the old
Sympathy, Love, Fortune... We all have these qualities but still tend to not use them!
The young are not afraid of telling the truth
We are shut up here, shut away from the world, in fear and anxiety, especially just lately. Why, then, would we who love each other remain apart? Why should we wait until we've reached suitable age? Why should we bother?
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
You can be lonely even when you are loved by many people, since you are still not anybody's one and only.
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.
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
I was too happy for words and I believe he was as well.
Let's not talk about it any more, but if you still want anything please write to me about it, because I can say what I mean much better on paper.
Love, what is love? I don't think you can really put it into words. Love understands someone, caring for him, sharing his joys and sorrows. This eventually includes physical love. You've shared something, given something away and received something in return, whether or not you're married, whether or not you have a baby. Losing your virtue doesn't matter, as long as you know that for as long as you live you'll have someone at your side who understands you, and who doesn't have to be shared with anyone else.
And finally I twist my heart round again, so that the bad is on the outside and the good is on the inside, and keep on trying to find a way of becoming what I would so like to be, and could be, if there weren't any other people living in the world.
I want to write, but more than that, I want to bring out all kinds of things that lie buried deep in my heart.
Don't condemn me, remember rather that sometimes I, too, can reach the bursting point
I am what a romantic movie is to a profound thinker - a mere diversion, a comic interlude, something that is soon forgotten
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!
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
I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out.
As long as you're in the food business, why not make sweets?
I live in a crazy time.
An empty day, though clear and bright, is just as dark as any night.
I wonder if anyone can ever succeed in making their children content
I don't think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.
Why do some people have to starve, while there are surpluses rotting in other parts of the world? Oh,why are people so crazy?
I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death... I think... peace and tranquility will return again.
I soothe my conscience now with the thought that it is better for hard words to be on paper than that Mummy should carry them in her heart.
Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
If I read a book that impresses me, I have to take myself firmly by the hand, before I mix with other people; otherwise they would think my mind rather queer.
We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.
It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out.
Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.
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!
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.
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