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A list of the best Anne Frank quotes. This list is arranged by which famous Anne Frank quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest Anne Frank quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from Anne Frank should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable Anne Frank quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

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

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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.

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    Laziness may appear attractive but work gives satisfaction.

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    I feel the suffering of millions. And yet, when I look up at the sky, I somehow feel that every-thing will change for the better, that this cruelty too shall end, that peace and tranquility will return once more.

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    And, in most things, my mother is an example for me, but precisely an example of how it shouldn't be."

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    ‘Now our secret annexe has truly become secret. Mr Kugler thought it would be better to have a bookcase built in front of the entrance to our hiding place. It swings out on its hinges and opens like a door’.

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    "I still have a whole lot to write in my diary, on Sunday Hello came over to our place, on Saturday we went out with Freddie Weiss, and over to the Oasis ice cream parlour of course. On Sunday morning Hello and I lay on our balcony in the sun, on Sunday afternoon he was going to come back, but at about 3 o'clock a policeman arrived and called from the door downstairs, ‘Miss Margot Frank!’, Mummy went down and the policeman gave her a card which said that Margot Frank had to report to the SS."

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    That night I thought I was going to die. I waited for the police and I was ready for death, like a soldier on a battlefield. I'd gladly have given my life for my country.

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    ***“If you analyze the discussions, you realize she's not the subject, but the guilty party! … Stirring up trouble, now that's what [she] calls fun. Stirring up trouble between Mrs. Frank and Anne. Margot and Mr. [Frank] aren't quite as easy. One, she's hard working; two, cheerful; three, coquettish - and sometimes a cute face. That’s Auguste van Pels.”

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    Besides, I can't confide in anyone unless they tell me a lot about them-

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

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    ''Because we're Jewish, my father emigrated to Holland in 1933.''

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    I want to be useful, or bring enjoy-ment to all people, even those I've never met. I want to go on living even after my death!

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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.

    Adolescence More
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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!

    Potential More
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    I don't believe that the big men, the politicians and the capitalists alone are guilty of the war. Oh, no, the little man is just as keen, otherwise the people of the world would have risen in revolt long ago! There is an urge and rage in people to destroy, to kill, to murder, 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.

    War More
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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.

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    “Every other week Mr. Kleiman brings me a couple of books written for girls my age. I'm enthusiastic about the Joop ter Heul series. I've enjoyed all of Cissy van Marxveldt's books very much.”

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    “Mr. Pfeffer has arrived. Everything went smoothly. Miep told him to be at a certain place in front of the post office at 11:00 A.M., where a man would meet him.”

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    “Another fact that doesn't exactly brighten up our days is that Mr. Van Maaren, the man who works in the warehouse, is getting suspicious about the Annex.”

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    “The Van Pels arrived on July 13th. We thought they were coming on the 14th, but from the 13th to 16th the Germans were sending out call-up notices right and left and causing a lot of unrest, so they decided it would be safer to leave a day too early than a day too late.”

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    “The strangest things happen to you when you're in hiding! Try to picture this. Because we don't have a bathtub, we wash ourselves in a washtub, and because there's only hot water in the office (by which I mean the entire lower floor), the seven of us take turns making the most of this great opportunity.”

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    “Miep came to tell us that she'd been to see Dr. Dussel. He asked her the moment she entered the room if she knew of a hiding place and was enormously pleased when Miep said she had something in mind.”

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    “My fountain pen was always one of my most prized possessions; I valued it highly, especially because it had a thick nib, and I can only write neatly with thick nibs.”

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    “I simply can't imagine the world will ever be normal again for us. I do talk about "after the war," but it's as if I'm talking about a castle in the air, something that can never come true. ”

    Earth More
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    “Great news! We're planning to take an eighth person into hiding with us! Yes, really. We always thought there was enough room and food for one more person.”

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    “Yesterday was Peter's birthday, his sixteenth. I was upstairs by eight, and Peter and I looked at his presents.”

    Peter van Pels, Birthday More
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    “We lit the stove a few days ago and the entire room is filled with smoke. I prefer central heating, and I'm probably not the only one.”

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    “Because this diary has become a kind of memory book, it means a great deal to me, but I could easily write "over and done with" on many of its pages.”

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    “For Christmas we're getting extra cooking oil, candy and molasses. Mr. Dussel gave Mrs. Van Daan and Mother a beautiful cake for Hanukkah, which he'd asked Miep to bake.”

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    “Mr. Van Pels used to be in the meat, sausage, and spice business. He was hired for his knowledge of spices, and yet, to our great delight, it's his sausage talents that have come in handy now.”

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    “The more quiet and serious I am on the inside, the noisier I get on the outside! Who will be the first to discover the chink in my armor?”

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    new! “My longing for someone to talk to has become so unbearable that I somehow took it into my head to select Peter for this role. On the few occasions when I have gone to Peter's room during the day, I've always thought it was nice and cozy.”

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    “By the way, speaking of Jews, I saw two yesterday when I was peeking through the curtains. I felt as though I were gazing at one of the seven wonders of the world. It gave me such a funny feeling, as if I'd denounced them to the authorities and was now spying on their misfortune.”

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    Mr. Pfeffer has told us much about the outside world we've missed for so long. He had sad news. Countless friends and acquaintances have been taken off to a dreadful fate.

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    No matter what I'm doing, I can't help thinking about those who are gone. I catch myself laughing and remember that it's a disgrace to be so cheerful.

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    “Sometimes I think it's horrible that you can't ever confide in anyone, not even those closest to you.”

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    “When we first went into hiding, Father often told me about things I'd rather have heard from Mother, and I learned the rest from books or things I picked up in conversations.”

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    “It's amazing how much these generous and unselfish people do, risking their own lives to help and save others.”

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    “Last night I went downstairs in the dark, all by myself, after having been there with Father a few nights before. I stood at the top of the stairs while German planes flew back and forth, and I knew I was on my own, that I couldn't count on others for support.”

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    “I confess that I have absolutely no desire to be like Margot. She's too weak-willed and passive to suit me, she lets herself be swayed by others and always backs down under pressure. I want to have more spunk!”

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    “I do have the feeling that something beautiful is going to develop between Peter and me, a kind of friendship and a feeling of trust.”

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    “From early in the morning to late at night, all I do is think about Peter. I fall asleep with his image before my eyes, dream about him and wake up with him still looking at me.”

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    “Who could have our key? Why didn't the burglar go to the warehouse? Was it one of our own warehouse employees, and will he turn us in, now that he's heard Mr. Van Daan and maybe even seen him?”

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    “By the way, I dreamed about Peter again last night and once again, I felt his eyes penetrate mine, but this dream was less vivid and not quite as beautiful as the last.”

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    “The war is going to go on despite our quarrels and our longing for freedom and fresh air, so we should try to make the best of our stay here.”

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    “The closer it got to St. Nicholas Day, the more we all thought back to last year's festively decorated basket. More than anyone, I thought it would be terrible to skip a celebration this year.”

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    “Hanukkah and St. Nicholas Day nearly coincided this year; they were only one day apart. We didn't make much of a fuss with Hanukkah, merely exchanging a few small gifts and lighting the candles.”

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    “Friday evening, for the first time in my life, I received a Christmas present. Mr. Kleiman, Mr. Kugler and the girls had prepared a wonderful surprise for us. Miep made a delicious Christmas cake with "Peace 1944" written on top.”

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    “Thinking about the suffering of those you hold dear can reduce you to tears; in fact, you could spend the whole day crying.”

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