130+ EXCLUSIVE Anne Frank Quotes To Be Happier

Annelies Marie “Anne” Frank was a German-born Dutch-Jewish diarist. She was a teenage Jewish girl who kept a diary while her family was in hiding from the Nazis during World War II. Anne’s diary reveals an insightful, confident and direct young woman. Thought-provoking Anne Frank quotes will comfort and uplift us by teaching us all about courage and reveal that hope is always possible.

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Anne Frank Quotes

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

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

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

I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear; my courage is reborn. ― Anne Frank

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Because paper has more patience than people. ― Anne Frank

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

It’s really a wonder that I haven’t dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart. ― Anne Frank

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

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Where there’s hope, there’s life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again. ― Anne Frank

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

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

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. ― Anne Frank

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Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness. ― Anne Frank

This morning I lay in the bathtub thinking how wonderful it would be if I had a dog like Rin Tin Tin. I’d call him Rin Tin Tin too, and I’d take him to school with me, where he could stay in the janitor’s room or by the bicycle racks when the weather was good. ― Anne Frank

I don’t think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains. ― Anne Frank

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

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Whoever is happy will make others happy. ― Anne Frank

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

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

A quiet conscience makes one strong! ― Anne Frank

Best Anne Frank Quotes on Hope, Courage and Fear

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • People can tell you to keep your mouth shut, but that doesn’t stop you from having your own opinion. ― Anne Frank
  • You can be lonely even when you are loved by many people, since you are still not anybody’s one and only. ― Anne Frank
  • As long as this exists, this sunshine and this cloudless sky, and as long as I can enjoy it, how can I be sad? ― Anne Frank
  • But feelings can’t be ignored, no matter how unjust or ungrateful they seem. ― Anne Frank
  • Memories mean more to me than dresses. ― Anne Frank
  • Those who have courage and faith shall never perish in misery. ― Anne Frank
  • Earning happiness means doing good and working, not speculating and being lazy. Laziness may look inviting, but only work gives you true satisfaction. ― Anne Frank
  • I wish to go on living even after my death. ― Anne Frank
  • I think a lot, but I don’t say much. ― Anne Frank
  • 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. ― Anne Frank
  • Anyhow, I’ve learned one thing now. You only really get to know people when you’ve had a jolly good row with them. Then and then only can you judge their true characters! ― Anne Frank
  • The weak die out and the strong will survive, and will live on forever. ― Anne Frank
  • Dead people receive more flowers than the living ones because regret is stronger than gratitude. ― Anne Frank
  • There’s only one rule you need to remember: laugh at everything and forget everybody else! It sounds egotistical, but it’s actually the only cure for those suffering from self-pity. ― Anne Frank
  • I know what I want, I have a goal, an opinion, I have a religion and love. Let me be myself and then I am satisfied. I know that I’m a woman, a woman with inward strength and plenty of courage. ― Anne Frank
  • How noble and good everyone could be if, every evening before falling asleep, they were to recall to their minds the events of the whole day and consider exactly what has been good and bad. Then without realizing it, you try to improve yourself at the start of each new day. ― Anne Frank
  • Everyone thinks I’m showing off when I talk, ridiculous when I’m silent, insolent when I answer, cunning when I have a good idea, lazy when I’m tired, selfish when I eat one bite more than I should. ― Anne Frank
  • The weak fall, but the strong will remain and never go under! ― Anne Frank
  • Deep down, the young are lonelier than the old. ― Anne Frank
  • I don’t have much in the way of money or worldly possessions, I’m not beautiful, intelligent or clever, but I’m happy, and I intend to stay that way! I was born happy, I love people, I have a trusting nature, and I’d like everyone else to be happy too. ― Anne Frank
  • If we bear all this suffering and if there are still Jews left, when it is over, then Jews, instead of being doomed, will be held up as an example. ― Anne Frank
  • I love you, with a love so great that it simply couldn’t keep growing inside my heart, but had to leap out and reveal itself in all its magnitude. ― Anne Frank
  • No one must know that my heart and mind are constantly at war with each other. Up to know reason has always won the battle, but will my emotions get the upper hand? Sometimes I fear they will, but more often I actually hope they do! ― Anne Frank
  • I keep my ideals because in spite of everything I still believe that people are good at heart. ― Anne Frank
  • We all live, but we don’t know the why or the wherefore. We all live with the object of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same. ― Anne Frank
  • So much has happened it’s as if the whole world had suddenly turned upside down. ― Anne Frank
  • I long to ride a bike, dance, whistle, look at the world, feel young and know that I’m free, and yet I can’t let it show. ― Anne Frank
  • I’m happy when I see him, and happier still if the sun shines when we’re together. ― Anne Frank
  • What one Christian does is his own responsibility, what one Jew does is thrown back at all Jews. ― Anne Frank
  • People who have a religion should be glad, for not everyone has the gift of believing in heavenly things. ― Anne Frank

Beautiful Anne Frank Quotes About Humanity, Happiness and Ideals

  • But it’s the same with all my friends, just fun and joking, nothing more. I can never bring myself to talk of anything outside the common round. ― Anne Frank
  • Sometimes I believe that God wants to try me, both now and later on; I must become good through my own efforts, without examples and without good advice. ― Anne Frank
  • I’ve drawn myself apart from them all; I am my own skipper and later on I shall see where I come to land. ― Anne Frank
  • I want to write, but more than that, I want to bring out all kinds of things that lie buried deep in my heart. ― Anne Frank
  • And yet not every sense of what’s good and right can be trusted, for what else is war but two sides going to battle over what each thinks is right? ― Anne Frank
  • Don’t condemn me, remember rather that sometimes I, too, can reach the bursting point. ― Anne Frank
  • If young people wished, they have it in their hands to make a bigger, more beautiful and better world, but that they occupy themselves with superficial things, without giving a thought to real beauty. ― Anne Frank
  • Sympathy, Love, Fortune… We all have these qualities but still tend to not use them! ― Anne Frank
  • I’m my best and harshest critic. I know what’s good and what isn’t. ― Anne Frank
  • I’ve reached the point where I hardly care whether I live or die. The world will keep on turning without me, I can’t do anything to change events anyway. ― Anne Frank
  • I want to go on living even after my death! And therefore I am grateful to God for giving me this gift, this possibility of developing myself and of writing, of expressing all that is in me. ― Anne Frank
  • Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn’t matter if only we could prevent girls from being girls. ― Anne Frank
  • People who are religious should be glad, since not everyone is blessed with the ability to believe in a higher order. ― Anne Frank
  • 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 school girl. Oh well, it doesn’t matter. I feel like writing.― Anne Frank
  • The final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands. ― Anne Frank
  • I feel wicked sleeping in a warm bed, while somewhere out there my dearest friends are dropping from exhaustion or being knocked to the ground. ― Anne Frank
  • There’s something happening every day, but I’m too tired and lazy to write it all down. ― Anne Frank
  • It is the silence that frightens me so in the evenings and at night…I can’t tell you how oppressive it is never to be able to go outdoors, also I am very afraid that we will be discovered and be shot. ― Anne Frank
  • Paper is more patient than man. ― Anne Frank
  • So why am I often miserable about what goes on here? Shouldn’t I be happy, contented, and glad. ― Anne Frank
  • Crying can bring relief, as long as you don’t cry alone. ― Anne Frank
  • In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can’t build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery and death. ― Anne Frank
  • I’ve learned one thing: you can only really get to know a person after a row. Only then can you judge their true character! ― Anne Frank
  • A person who’s happy will make others happy; a person who has courage and faith will never die in misery. ― Anne Frank
  • Sometimes I’m so deeply buried under self-reproaches that I long for a word of comfort to help me dig myself out again. ― Anne Frank
  • The reason for my starting a diary is that I have no real friend. ― Anne Frank
  • I know what I want, I have a goal, an opinion, I have a religion and love. Let me be myself and then I am satisfied. I know that I’m a woman, a woman with inward strength and plenty of courage. ― Anne Frank
  • I do my best to please everybody, far more than they’d ever guess. I try to laugh it all off, because I don’t want to let them see my trouble. ― Anne Frank
  • This week I’ve been reading a lot and doing little work. That’s the way things ought to be. That’s surely the road to success. ― Anne Frank

Famous Anne Frank Quotes on Family, Life and Love

  • I think it’s odd that grown-ups quarrel so easily and so often and about such petty matters. Up to now I always thought bickering was just something children did and that they outgrew it. ― Anne Frank
  • I’m sentimental–I know. I’m desperate and silly–I know that too. Oh, help me! ― Anne Frank
  • An empty day, though clear and bright, Is just as dark as any night. ― Anne Frank
  • I’m currently in the middle of a depression. I couldn’t really tell you what set it off, but I think it stems from my cowardice, which confronts me at every turn. ― Anne Frank
  • I want be a writer. ― Anne Frank
  • If I read a book that impresses me, I have to take myself firmly in hand before I mix with other people; otherwise they would think my mind rather queer. ― Anne Frank
  • I get cross, then sad, and finally end up turning my heart inside out, and keep trying to find a way to become what I’d like to be and what I could be if… if only there were no other people in the world. ― Anne Frank
  • Leave me in peace, let me sleep one night at least without my pillow being wet with tears, my eyes burning and my head throbbing. ― Anne Frank
  • This is a photograph of me as I wish I looked all the time. Then I might have a chance of getting in Hollywood. ― Anne Frank
  • The young are not afraid of telling the truth. ― Anne Frank
  • Women should be respected as well! Generally speaking, men are held in great esteem in all parts of the world, so why shouldn’t women have their share? Soldiers and war heroes are honored and commemorated, explorers are granted immortal fame, martyrs are revered, but how many people look upon women too as soldiers? ― Anne Frank
  • A person can be lonely even if he is loved by many people, because he is still not the “One and Only” to anyone. ― Anne Frank
  • Who else but me is ever going to read these letters? ― Anne Frank
  • In the future I’m going to devote less time to sentimentality and more time to reality. ― Anne Frank
  • It’s difficult in times like these: ideals, dreams and cherished hopes rise within us, only to be crushed by grim reality. It’s a wonder I haven’t abandoned all my ideals, they seem so absurd and impractical. Yet I cling to them because I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart. ― Anne Frank
  • Our lives are fashioned by our choices. First we make our choices. Then our choices make us. ― Anne Frank
  • Ordinary people simply don’t know what books mean to us, shut up here. Reading, learning, and the radio are our amusements. ― Anne Frank
  • I am what a romantic movie is to a profound thinker – a mere diversion, a comic interlude, something that is soon forgotten. ― Anne Frank
  • What is done cannot be undone, but one can prevent it happening again. ― Anne Frank
  • It must be awful to feel you’re not needed. ― Anne Frank
  • What I condemn are our system of values and the men who don’t acknowledge how great, difficult, but ultimately beautiful women’s share in society is. ― Anne Frank
  • But I’ve slammed the door to my inner self; if he ever wants to force the lock again, he’ll have to use a harder crowbar! ― Anne Frank
  • Who knows, perhaps he doesn’t care about me at all and look at the others in just the same way. ― Anne Frank
  • Misfortunes never come singly. ― Anne Frank
  • Don’t be too assuming, it doesn’t get you anywhere. ― Anne Frank
  • One gets on better in life if one is not over modest. ― Anne Frank
  • You must work and do good, not be lazy and gamble, if you wish to earn happiness. Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction. ― Anne Frank
  • It is becoming a bad dream– in the daytime as well as at night. I see him nearly all the time and can’t get at him, I mustn’t show anything, must remain gay while I’m really in despair. ― Anne Frank
  • Riches can all be lost, but that happiness in your own heart can only be veiled, and it will bring you happiness again, as long as you live. ― Anne Frank
  • If I’m engrossed in a book, I have to rearrange my thoughts before I can mingle with other people, because otherwise they might think I was strange. ― Anne Frank
  • I looked up in the sky and trusted in God. ― Anne Frank
  • People can so easily be tempted by slackness… and by money. ― Anne Frank
  • I wonder if anyone can ever succeed in making their children content. ― Anne Frank
  • As long as you’re in the food business, why not make sweets? ― Anne Frank
  • He clings to his solitude, to his affected indifference and his grown-up ways, but it’s just an act, so as never, never to show his real feelings. ― Anne Frank
  • I had to hold my head up high and put a bold face on things, but the thoughts keep coming anyways. ― Anne Frank
  • What’s the point of the war? Why, oh why can’t people live together peacefully? Why all this destruction? ― Anne Frank
  • Leave me alone, let me have at least one night when I don’t cry myself to sleep with eyes burning and my head pounding. Let me get away, away from everything, away from this world! ― Anne Frank
  • Then I fall asleep with a stupid feeling of wishing to be different from what I am or from what I want to be; perhaps to behave differently from the way I want to behave or do behave. ― Anne Frank
  • I can’t let them see my doubts, or the wounds they’ve inflicted on me. ― Anne Frank
  • Sleep makes the silence and the terrible fear go by more quickly, helps pass the time, since it’s impossible to kill. ― Anne Frank
  • I have always been the dunce, the never-do-well of the family, I’ve always have to pay double for my deeds, first with the scolding and then again because of the way my feelings are hurt. ― Anne Frank
  • Things were different when I was growing up. ― Anne Frank