Anne Frank Quotes

June 12, 1929 - March 1945
Anne Frank

Be inspired by these inspirational Anne Frank quotes. She suffered challenges that most of us could never imagine. She was born in Germany; and as a German-Jew she was force to go into hiding during the Holocaust. Anne and her family spent 25 months hiding in rooms above her fathers office only to be betrayed to the Nazis. Along with her family she was deported to a Nazi concentration camps where Anne died of typhus nine months later. She was only fifteen years old. Her dairy was first published in 1947 and has been read by millions. We hope her words encourage you and inspire you. Despite her age, she had wisdom that most of us can only hope for.



I keep my ideals, because 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
Good   |  


It's an odd idea for someone like me to keep a diary; not only because I have never done so before, but because it seems to me that neither I - nor for that matter anyone else - will be interested in the unbosomings of a thirteen-year-old schoolgirl. Still, what does that matter? 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, The Diary of a young girl Anne Frank
Inspirational Quotes  |


Until all mankind, without exception, undergoes a great change, wars will be waged, everything that has been built up, cultivated and grown will be cut down and disfigured, to begin all over again after that!
Anne Frank
Quotes about Change   |  


If I haven't any talent for writing books or newspaper articles, well, then I can always write for myself…. I want to go on living even after my death! And therefore I am grateful to God for giving me this gift, this possibility of developing myself and of writing, of expressing all that is in me.
Anne Frank
Possibilities   |  


Whether these leanings towards greatness (insanity!) will ever materialize remains to be seen, but I certainly have the subjects in my mind. In any case, I want to publish a book called Het Achterhuis after the war. Whether I shall succeed or not, I cannot say, but my diary will be a great help.
Anne Frank
Book   |  


I am the best and sharpest critic of my own work. I know myself what is and what is not well written. Anyone who doesn't write doesn't know how wonderful it is.
Anne Frank
Believe In Yourself   |  


Into hiding - where would we go, in a town or the country, in a house or a cottage, when, how, where? These were questions I was not allowed to ask, but I couldn't get them out of my mind.
Anne Frank, The Diary of a young girl Anne Frank
Questioning   |  


It's not imagination on my part when I say that to look up at the sky, the clouds, the moon, and the stars make me calm and patient. It's a better medicine than either valerian or bromine; Mother nature makes me humble and prepared to face every blow courageously.
Anne Frank, The Diary of a young girl Anne Frank
Patience   |  


Quite honestly, 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? The answer was: "Because it's so much easier not to!" This reply rather discouraged me. Easy? Does that mean that a lazy, deceitful life is an easy life? Oh no, that can't be true, it mustn't be true, people can so easily be tempted by slackness... and by money.
Anne Frank, The Diary of a young girl Anne Frank
Discouraged   |  


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.
Anne Frank, The Diary of a young girl Anne Frank
Success   |  


Cheer up, keep your spirits high, things are bound to get better!
Anne Frank, The Diary of a young girl Anne Frank
Attitude   |  


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


Love, what is love? I don't think you can really put it into words. Love is understanding someone, caring for him, sharing his joys and sorrows.
Anne Frank
Love   |  


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


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.
Anne Frank
Quotes about God   |


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
Wise   |


Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
Anne Frank
Beauty  |


Those who have courage and faith shall never perish in misery.
Anne Frank
Faith   |


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
Character   |


Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.
Anne Frank
Work   |  


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.
Anne Frank
Being Yourself   |  


I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out.
Anne Frank
Time   |  


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


Whoever is happy will make others happy, too.
Anne Frank
Happiness   |  


How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
Anne Frank
Quotes about Making A Difference   |  


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
Accomplishment   |


We all live with the objective of being happy, our lives are all different and yet the same.
Anne Frank
Quotes about Being Happy   |


No one has ever become poor by giving.
Anne Frank
Giving   |  

Quotes about Anne Frank

Over the past sixty years, Anne Frank has become a universal symbol of the oppressed in a world of violence and tyranny. Her name invokes humanity, tolerance, human rights, and democracy; her image is the epitome of optimism and the will to live.
Melissa Müller, Anne Frank: The Biography
Tolerance   |  


The teenage Anne started keeping a diary shortly before the Frank family went into hiding in 1942, and over the course of two years she honed her craft as a writer, documenting the details of their daily lives alongside her personal reflections, fears, and aspirations.
Jemma J. Saunders, Anne Frank: Her Life and Legacy
Fear   |  


Through Anne Frank we are able to learn about the life of the Jews during the World Was II. It is very interesting to learn from this  period from the perspective of a teenager.  She was writing fearlessly about the tough conditions of the Jews with the intention to reveal everything in public.
Hal Jordan, 101 Facts... Anne Frank: 101 Facts About Anne Frank You Probably Never Knew
Quotes about Life   |  


For most of her stay in the annex, Anne's diary had been her friend and her consolation. She wrote it for companionship, for the pleasure of writing, for a way to help fill the long hours during which she and the others were required to keep silent and nearly motionless while business was being transacted in the Opekta office downstairs. She wrote to help make sense of herself and the people around her.
Francine Prose, Anne Frank: The Book, The Life, The Afterlife
Friend   |  


Over the years, relatively little attention has been paid to Anne's life following her arrest and deportation. There was no extensive research, and in some cases the meager sources contradicted each other. Thus almost nothing was known about the final, fateful seven months of her life, or how she endured the bitter misery in Westerbork and Auschwitz-Birkenau. She died of disease, starvation, and exhaustion in Bergen-Belsen in March 1945 - a few weeks before the liberation.
Willy Lindwer, The Last Seven Months of Anne Frank
Death   |  

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