36 Sensational Anne Frank Quotes

Anne Frank is known to be one of the most famous Holocaust victims in history. This has been primarily associated to the success of her written works, known as ‘The Diary of Anne Frank.’ Documenting the struggles and daily life experienced while in hiding for two years from the Nazi’s, Anne sheds light and new perspective to a life led during this time through the eyes of a young girl. While she did not live to see the eventual fall of Nazi Germany, here is a look at some of the most memorable Anne Frank quotes that have been documented in her book.

“A quiet conscience makes one strong!”

“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.”

“Because paper has more patience than people.”

“Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn’t matter if only we could prevent girls from being girls.”

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

“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!”


“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.”

“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.”

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

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

“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!”

“I live in a crazy time.”

“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 think a lot, but I don’t say much.”

“If I read a book that impresses me, I have to take myself firmly by the hand, before I mix with other people; otherwise they would think my mind rather queer.”

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

“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.”

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

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

“Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.”

“Memories mean more to me than dresses.”

“No one has ever become poor by giving.”

“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.”

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

“People who are religious should be glad, since not everyone is blessed with the ability to believe in a higher order.”

“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.”

“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.”

“The final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.”

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

“There’s only one rule you need to remember: laugh at everything and forget everybody else! It sound egotistical, but it’s actually the only cure for those suffering from self-pity.”

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

“We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.”

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

“Whoever is happy will make others happy too.”

“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?…Women, who struggle and suffer pain to ensure the continuation of the human race, make much tougher and more courageous soldiers than all those big-mouthed freedom-fighting heroes put together!”

Here is a brief biography to the short life of Anne Frank as it shares her story to the eventual capture and discovery of her in hiding.

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