50 Famous Quotes from Anne Frank

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Famous Quotes from Anne Frank: Annelies Marie “Anne” Frank was a German-Dutch diarist of Jewish heritage and victim of the Holocaust, she gained fame posthumously with the publication of The Diary of a Young Girl in which 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 best-known books and has been the basis for several plays and films. We hope you enjoy our list of the best Anne Frank quotes below.

Common Questions About Anne Frank

What was the last thing Anne wrote in her diary?

In her final entry, Frank wrote of how others perceive her, describing herself as “a bundle of contradictions.” She wrote: “As I’ve told you many times, I’m split in two. One side contains my exuberant cheerfulness, my flippancy, my joy in life and, above all, my ability to appreciate the lighter side of things.

How long was Anne Frank in hiding?

Anne Frank spent 761 days in the Secret Annex.

How did Anne Frank get caught?

Acting on tip from a Dutch informer, the Nazi Gestapo captures 15-year-old Jewish diarist Anne Frank and her family in a sealed-off area of an Amsterdam warehouse.

Where is Anne Frank buried?

Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, Germany

Our Favorite Famous Quotes from Anne Frank

“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.”

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

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

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

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

“No one has ever become poor by giving.”

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

“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.”

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

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

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

“Whoever is happy will make others happy.”

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

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

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“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!”

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

“A quiet conscience makes one strong!”

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

“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 indepedent of anyone.”

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

“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.”

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

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

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

“Memories mean more to me than dresses.”

“Those who have courage and faith shall never perish in misery”

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

“I wish to go on living even after my death.”

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

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

“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.”

“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.”

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

“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.”

“Deep down, the young are lonelier than the old.”

“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!”

“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.”

“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'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.”

“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.”

“Paper is more patient than man.”

“Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.”

“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.”

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

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

“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. 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.”

“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.”

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

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

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