Anne Frank

«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


«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


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

Anne Frank


«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.»

Anne Frank


«Crying can bring relief, as long as you don't cry alone.»

Anne Frank


«I'm currently in the middle of a depression. I couldn't really tell you what set it off, but I think it stems from my cowardice, which confronts me at every turn.»

Anne Frank


«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


«Riches can all be lost, but that happiness in your own heart can only be veiled, and it will bring you happiness again, as long as you live.»

Anne Frank


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

Anne Frank


«I want friends, not admirers. People who respect me for my character and my deeds, not my flattering smile. The circle around me would be much smaller, but what does that matter, as long as they're sincere?»

Anne Frank


«The firm has two cats, one for the warehouse and one for the attic. Now it occasionally happen that the two cats met; and the result was always a terrific fight. The aggressor was always the warehouse cat yet it was always the attic cat who managed to win - just like among nations.»

Anne Frank


«The best remedy for those who are frightened, lovely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere they can be alone, alone with the sky, nature and God. For then and only then can you feel that everything is as it should be and that God wants people to be happy amid nature's beauty and simplicity.»

Anne Frank


«There's in people simply an urge to destroy, an urge to kill, to murder and rage, and until all mankind, without exception, undergoes a great change, wars will be waged, everything that has been built up, cultivated, and grown will be destroyed and disfigured, after which mankind will have to begin all over again»

Anne Frank


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

Anne Frank


«Peter Wessel and Peter Van Daan have grown into one Peter, who is beloved and good, and for whom I long desperately.»

Anne Frank


«If I'm engrossed in a book, I have to rearrange my thoughts before I can mingle with other people, because otherwise they might think I was strange.»

Anne Frank


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

Anne Frank


«This is the beginning of the end (talking about the war)... Everyone was saying... But the British Prime Minister said, "This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning." Do you see the difference?»

Anne Frank


«Whoever is happy will make others happy.»

Anne Frank


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

Anne Frank


«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 is it should be.»

Anne Frank


«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.»

Anne Frank


«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.»

Anne Frank


«As long as you're in the food business, why not make sweets?»

Anne Frank


«Sometimes I'm so deeply buried under self-reproaches that I long for a word of comfort to help me dig myself out again.»

Anne Frank


«The reason for my starting a diary is that I have no real friend.»

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.»

Anne Frank


«A quiet conscience makes one strong!»

Anne Frank


«The question is very understandable, but no one has found a satisfactory answer to it so far. Yes, why do they make still more gigantic planes, still heavier bombs and, at the same time, prefabricated houses for reconstruction? Why should millions be spent daily on the war and yet there's not a penny available for medical services, artists, or for poor people?»

Anne Frank


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

Anne Frank