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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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    ''My father, the most precious father I've ever seen, didn't marry my mother until he was thirty-six and she was twenty-five.''

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

    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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    “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.”

    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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    “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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    “Yesterday I discovered a new pastime: using a good pair of binoculars to peek into the lighted rooms of the neighbors. During the day our curtains can't be opened, not even an inch, but there's no harm when it's so dark.”

    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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    “I won't say much about Father and me. The former is the most modest person at the table. He always looks to see whether the others have been served first. He needs nothing for himself; the best things are for the children. He's goodness personified. ”

    Anne Frank
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    “A few weeks ago I started writing a story, something I made up from beginning to end, and I've enjoyed it so much that the products of my pen are piling up.”

    Anne Frank
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    “Just as we were starting dinner: another air-raid alarm. The food was good, but I lost my appetite the moment I heard the siren. Nothing happened, however, and forty-five minutes later the all-clear was sounded.”

    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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    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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    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.

    Anne Frank
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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.”

    Anne Frank
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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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    “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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    “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.”

    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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    “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. ”

    Anne Frank
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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.”

    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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    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