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The Best Anne Frank Quotes

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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.

    Anne Frank
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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.

    Anne Frank
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    Whoever is happy will make others happy too.

    Anne Frank
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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.

    Anne Frank
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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!

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

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

    Anne Frank
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    Laziness may appear attractive but work gives satisfaction.

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

    Anne Frank
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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.

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

    Anne Frank
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    “I saw my face in the mirror, and it looked so different. My eyes were clear and deep, my cheeks were rosy, which they hadn't been in weeks, my mouth was much softer. I looked happy, and yet there was something so sad in my expression…”

    Anne Frank
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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."

    Anne Frank
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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.

    Anne Frank
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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.”

    Anne Frank
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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!

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

    Anne Frank
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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.

    Anne Frank
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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.”

    Anne Frank
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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.”

    Anne Frank
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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.

    Anne Frank
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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?”

    Anne Frank
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    ... I stuck the craziest things in the bag, but I'm not sorry. Memories mean more to me than dresses.

    Anne Frank
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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.”

    Anne Frank
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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.”

    Anne Frank