Anne Frank, German Writer ( June 12, 1929 1945 - )

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

Beauty Happy Be Happy

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

Change Peace Day

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

Nature Best God

Whoever is happy will make others happy too.~Anne Frank

Inspirational Happy Others

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

Power Character Greatness

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

Inspirational World Moment

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

Inspirational Love Good

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

Good Heart People

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

Character Brainy Hands

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

Beauty Think Misery

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

Girl Soul Young

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

Long Kind Spirit

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

May Child Ideas

No one has ever become poor by giving.~Anne Frank

Giving Poor Become

Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.~Anne Frank

Work May Laziness

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

Happy Being Happy Live

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

Family Time Home

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

Death Hope Peace

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

Death People Living

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.~Anne Frank

Time Adventure Romantic

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

Myself Writing Talent

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

Courage Faith Misery

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

People Me Better

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

Change World Die

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

Experience Writing Me

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

War Good May