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The 63 Best Anne Frank Quotes

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Reading Anne Frank’s “The Diary of a Young Girl” as a middle schooler completely altered my view of the world.

It is impossible to know exactly what it was like to spend your life in fear of persecution, but Anne’s writing takes you very close.

Below we’ve collected some of our favorite quotes from her diary that are truly inspirational considering her circumstances.

Where there’s hope, there’s life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again. Anne Frank

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

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

No one has ever become poor by giving. Anne Frank

As long as this exists, this sunshine and this cloudless sky, and as long as I can enjoy it, how can I be sad? 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. Anne Frank

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

There’s something happening everyday, but I’m too tired and lazy to write it all down. Anne Frank

Because paper has more patience than people. Anne Frank

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


You can always, always give something, even if it is only kindness! Anne Frank

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. Anne Frank

And whoever is happy will make others happy too. He who has courage and faith will never perish in misery! Anne Frank

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

I don’t think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains. Anne Frank

Parents can only give good advice or put [their children] on the right path, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands. Anne Frank

Laziness may appear attractive but work gives satisfaction. Anne Frank

As long as you can look fearlessly at the sky, you’ll know that your pure within and will find happiness once more. Anne Frank

But feelings can’t be ignored, no matter how unjust or ungrateful they seem. Anne Frank

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. Anne Frank

The reason for my starting a diary is that I have no real friend. Anne Frank

People can tell you to keep your mouth shut, but that doesn’t stop you from having your own opinion. Anne Frank


The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. As longs as this exists, and it certainly always will, I know that then there will always be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be. And I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles. Anne Frank

What is done cannot be undone, but one can prevent it happening again. Anne Frank

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

To be honest, I can’t imagine how anyone could say “I’m weak” and then stay that way. If you know that about yourself, why not fight it, why not develop your character? Anne Frank

Deep down, the young are lonelier than the old. Anne Frank

Riches can all be lost, but that happiness in your own heart can only be veiled. Anne Frank

Memories mean more to me than dresses. Anne Frank

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

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