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

Anne Frank on improve
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Whoever is happy will make others happy too.

Anne Frank on happiness
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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 on build
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I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.

Anne Frank on idealism
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I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death.

.. I think... peace and tranquillity will return again.

Anne Frank on hope
12

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

Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.

Anne Frank on heart
4

Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.

Anne Frank on work
4

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

Anne Frank on beauty
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What, oh, what is the use of the war? Why can

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

Anne Frank on happy
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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 on advice
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I don't think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.

About Anne Frank

Name Anne Frank
Quotes 50 quotes
Nationality German
Profession Diarist
Birthday 12 June 1929
About Annelies Marie "Anne" Frank was a German-born Jewish girl from the city of Frankfurt, who wrote a diary while in hiding with her family and four friends in Amsterdam during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II.
Top topics people, heart, world, misery, character

Who would ever think that so much went on in the soul of a young girl?

Anne Frank on girl
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Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.

Anne Frank on beauty
2

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.

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

Anne Frank on carry
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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.

Anne Frank on carry
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No one knows Anne's better side, and that's why most people can't stand me.

Oh, I can be an amusing clown for an afternoon, but after that, everyone's had enough of me to last a month.

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

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 on character
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This morning I lay in the bathtub thinking how wonderful it would be if I had a dog like Rin Tin Tin. I'd call him Rin Tin Tin too, and I'd take him to school with me, where he could stay in the janitor's room or by the bicycle racks when the weather was good.

Anne Frank on dog
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I have often been downcast, but never in despair;

I regard our hiding as a dangerous adventure, romantic and interesting at the same time. In my diary I treat all the privations as amusing. I have made up my mind now to lead a different life from other girls and, later on, different from ordinary housewives. My start has been so very full of interest, and that is the sole reason why I have to laugh at the humorous side of the most dangerous moments.

Anne Frank on adversity
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My lighter, more superficial side will always steal a march on the deeper side and therefore always win. You can't imagine how often I've tried to push away this Anne, which is only half of what is known as Anne - to beat her down, hide her.

Anne Frank on win
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Because we're Jewish, my father immigrated to Holland in 1933, where he became the managing director of the Dutch Opekta Company, which manufactures products used in making jam.

Anne Frank on father
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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 on goodness
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Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.

After May 1940, the good times were few and far between;

first there was the war, then the capitulation, and then the arrival of the Germans, which is when the trouble started for the Jews.

Anne Frank on war
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When I write, I can shake off all my cares.

Anne Frank on cares
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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 schoolgirl.

Anne Frank on experience
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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.

Anne Frank on religion
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I see the world being slowly transformed into a wilderness;

I hear the approaching thunder that, one day, will destroy us too. I feel the suffering of millions. And yet, when I look up at the sky, I somehow feel that everything will change for the better, that this cruelty too shall end, that peace and tranquility will return once more.

Anne Frank on change
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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.

Anne Frank on child
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I think a lot, but I don't say much.

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 on death
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No one has ever become poor by giving.

Anne Frank on poor
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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 on potential
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The final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.

Anne Frank on character
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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 on god
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I have a family, loving aunts, and a good home.

No, on the surface I seem to have everything except my one true friend. All I think about when I'm with friends is having a good time. I can't bring myself to talk about anything but ordinary everyday things. We don't seem to be able to get any closer, and that's the problem.

Anne Frank on family
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I think a lot, but i don't say much

I don't believe the war is simply the work of politicians and capitalists.

Oh no, the common man is every bit as guilty; otherwise, people and nations would have rebelled long ago! There's a destructive urge in people, the urge to rage, murder, and kill. And until all of humanity, without exception, undergoes a metamorphosis, wars will continue to be waged, and everything that has been carefully built up, cultivated and grown will be cut down and destroyed, only to start all over again!

Anne Frank on mankind
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If I haven't any talent for writing books or newspaper articles, well, then I can always write for myself.

Anne Frank on talent
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Whoever doesn't know it must learn and find by experience that 'a quiet conscience makes one strong!'

Anne Frank on experience
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I've reached the point where I hardly care whether I live or die.

The world will keep on turning without me, and I can't do anything to change events anyway.

Anne Frank on change
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I live in a crazy time.

Anne Frank on time
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They mustn't know my despair, I can't let them see the wounds which they have caused, I couldn't bear their sympathy and their kind-hearted jokes, it would only make me want to scream all the more. If I talk, everyone thinks I'm showing off; when I'm silent they think I'm ridiculous; rude if I answer, sly if I get a good idea, lazy if I'm tired, selfish if I eat a mouthful more than I should, stupid, cowardly, crafty, etc. etc.

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

Anne Frank on long
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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 on women
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I'm afraid that people who know me as I usually am will discover I have another side, a better and finer side. I'm afraid they'll mock me, think I'm ridiculous and sentimental and not take me seriously. I'm used to not being taken seriously, but only the 'light-hearted' Anne is used to it and can put up with it; the 'deeper' Anne is too weak.

Anne Frank on people
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Mrs. Van Daan's grizzling is absolutely unbearable; now she can't any longer drive us crazy over the invasion, she nags us the whole day long about the bad weather. It really would be nice to dump her in a bucket of cold water and put her up in the loft.

Anne Frank on marriage
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But I won't bore you any longer on the subject of old men.

It won't make things any better and all my plans of revenge (such as disconnecting the lamp, shutting the door, hiding his clothes) must be abandoned in order to keep the peace. Oh, I'm becoming so sensible! ...

Anne Frank on boring
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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 on absurd
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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. I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery, and death. I see the world gradually being turned into a wilderness, 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, that this cruelty too will end, and that peace and tranquility will return again.

Anne Frank on idealism
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He who has courage and faith will never perish in misery!

Anne Frank on faith
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