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45 Anne Frank Quotes from Her Diary

Discover a treasure trove of inspiring Anne Frank quotes! Whether it’s about life, love, hope, courage, or humanity, these quotes are sure to inspire you. Explore the wisdom of Anne Frank and let her words uplift and motivate you in a big way.

Anne Frank, a young Jewish girl who hid from the Nazis during World War II, penned her thoughts and experiences in a diary that has since become an enduring symbol of hope and resilience.

The German teenager gained global recognition for her renowned work, “The Diary of Anne Frank,” where she chronicled her life in hiding from 1942 to 1944 during the Nazi Persecution.

This book, known as “The Diary of a Young Girl,” has become one of the most widely read books worldwide and has served as the inspiration for numerous plays and films.

Anne Frank’s writings reveal her keen awareness and understanding of the war, showcasing her remarkable storytelling and expressive abilities, which were notably mature for her age.

Here are 45 of her most poignant and inspiring quotes from The Diary of a Young Girl:

Anne Frank Quotes


“I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart.”

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

“It must be awful to feel you’re not needed.”

“Our lives are fashioned by our choices. First we make our choices. Then our choices make us.”

“Ordinary people simply don’t know what books mean to us, shut up here. Reading, learning, and the radio are our amusements.”


“Don’t be too assuming, it doesn’t get you anywhere.”

“Misfortunes never come singly.”

“I am what a romantic movie is to a profound thinker – a mere diversion, a comic interlude, something that is soon forgotten.”

“One gets on better in life if one is not over modest.”

“Who knows, perhaps he doesn’t care about me at all and look at the others in just the same way.”

“I looked up in the sky and trusted in God.”


“I wonder if anyone can ever succeed in making their children content.”

“Despite everything, I believe people are really good at heart.”

“People can so easily be tempted by slackness… and by money.”

“I want to see the world and do all kinds of exciting things, and a little money won’t hurt.”

“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!”

“Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.”


“I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.”

“I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.”

“People can tell you to keep your mouth shut, but that doesn’t stop you from having your own opinion.”

“Whoever is happy will make others happy too.”

“No one has ever become poor by giving.”


“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.”

“As long as this exists, this sunshine and this cloudless sky, and as long as I can enjoy it, how can I be sad?”

“I’ve found that there is always some beauty left—in nature, sunshine, freedom, in yourself; these can all help you.”

“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.”

“The dead receive more flowers than the living because regret is stronger than gratitude.”

Best Anne Frank Quotes To Inspire You

“Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.”

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

“The weak fall, but the strong will remain and never go under!”

“Who would ever think that so much went on in the soul of a young girl?”

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

“The reason for my starting a diary is that I have no real friend.”


“What is done cannot be undone, but one can prevent it happening again.”

“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.”

“It’s difficult in times like these: ideals, dreams and cherished hopes rise within us, only to be crushed by grim reality.”

“Riches can all be lost, but that happiness in your own heart can only be veiled, and it will still bring you happiness again, as long as you live. As long as you can look fearlessly up into the heavens, as long as you know that you are pure within, and that you will still find happiness.”

“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!”


“I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out.”

“I soothe my conscience now with the thought that it is better for hard words to be on paper than that Mummy should carry them in her heart.”

“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.”

“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!”

“Time heals all wounds.”


“In the future, I’m going to devote less time to sentimentality and more time to reality.”

Work, love, courage and hope,
Make me good and help me cope!

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