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Anne Frank

  • German writer
  • Born June 12, 1929
  • Died 1945

Annelies Marie Frank (German: [anəliːs maˈʁiː ˈʔanə ˈfʁaŋk]; Dutch: [ɑnəˈlis maːˈri ˈʔɑnə ˈfrɑŋk]; 12 June 1929 – February or March 1945) was a German-born diarist. One of the most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust, she gained fame posthumously with the publication of The Diary of a Young Girl (originally Het Achterhuis in Dutch; English: The Secret Annex), 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 most widely known books and has been the basis for several plays and films.


Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn't matter if only we could prevent girls from being girls.




I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death... I think... peace and tranquillity will return again.

I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death... I think... peace and tranquillity will return again.




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




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




The final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.

The final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.




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.




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

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




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.

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.




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.




Whoever is happy will make others happy too.

Whoever is happy will make others happy too.




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

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




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!

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!




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

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




Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.

Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.




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.




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

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




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.




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

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




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

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




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 live in a crazy time.




No one has ever become poor by giving.




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.




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.



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