Quotes by Anne Frank To Restore Your Hope

Annelies Marie popularly known as  “Anne” Frank was a German-born Dutch-Jewish diarist. One of the most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust, she gained fame posthumously with the publication of The Diary of a Young Girl , in which she documents her own life in hiding from 1942 to 1944, during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II. It is one of the world’s best known books and has been the basis for several plays and films.

Frank was born on 12 June 1929 at the in Frankfurt, Germany. She had an older sister, Margot. The Franks were liberal Jews, and did not observe all of the customs and traditions of Judaism. They belonged to a minority group of Jewish and Non-Jewish citizens of various religions.

Time period chronicled in the diary

For her thirteenth birthday on 12 June 1942, Frank received a book she had bought with her father and mother in a shop some time earlier. It was an autograph book, bound with red-and-white checkered cloth and with a small lock on the front, Frank decided she would use it as a diary, and she began writing in it almost immediately. In her entry dated 20 June 1942, she lists many of the restrictions placed upon the lives of the Dutch Jewish population.

In July 1945, after the Red Cross confirmed the deaths of the Frank sisters. Frank’s diary began as a private expression of her thoughts; she wrote several times that she would never allow anyone to read it. She candidly described her life, her family and companions, and their situation. Her first book was published in Germany and France in 1950, and after being rejected by several publishers, was first published in the United Kingdom in 1952. The first American edition, published in 1952 under the title Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, was positively reviewed. The book was successful in France, Germany, and the United States. Till date the book has been translated into more than 60 languages.

Anne Frank Quotes

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


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


“Lies, Lies, if only I could take you away if only I could let you share all the things I enjoy. It is too late now, I can’t help, or repair the wrong I have done. But I shall never forget her again, and I shall always pray for her.”-Anne Frank


“We all live with the objective of being happy, our lives are all different and yet the same.” -Anne Frank

Anne Frank Quotes

“The first thing I put in was this diary, then hair curlers, handkerchiefs, schoolbooks, a comb, old letters; I put in the craziest things with the idea that we were going into hiding. But I’m not sorry, memories mean more to me than dresses.” -Anne Frank


“Cheer up, keep your spirits high, things are bound to get better!” -Anne Frank


“Men are held in great esteem in all parts of the world, so why shouldn’t women have their share?”-Anne Frank


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

Anne Frank Quotes

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


“I know that I’m a woman, a woman with inward strength and plenty of courage.”-Anne Frank


“He who has courage and faith will never perish in misery!.”-Anne Frank


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

Anne Frank Quotes

“A quiet conscience makes one strong.”-Anne Frank


“Whoever is happy will make others happy.” -Anne Frank


“Because paper has more patience than people.”-Anne Frank


“Despite everything, i believe that people are really good at heart.”-Anne Frank

Anne Frank Quotes

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


“No one has ever become poor by giving.”-Anne Frank


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


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.-Anne Frank

Anne Frank Quotes

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


I simply can’t build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death… I think… peace and tranquility will return again.-Anne Frank


Think of all the beauty still left around you and be 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

Anne Frank Quotes

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


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


No one knows Anne’s better side, and that’s why most people can’t stand me. Oh, I can be an amusing clown for an afternoon, but after that, everyone’s had enough of me to last a month.-Anne Frank


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

Anne Frank Quotes

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


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 schoolgirl.-Anne Frank


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


I’ve reached the point where I hardly care whether I live or die. The world will keep on turning without me, and I can’t do anything to change events anyway.-Anne Frank

Anne Frank Quotes

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


I’m afraid that people who know me as I usually am will discover I have another side, a better and finer side. I’m afraid they’ll mock me, think I’m ridiculous and sentimental and not take me seriously. I’m used to not being taken seriously, but only the ‘light-hearted’ Anne is used to it and can put up with it; the ‘deeper’ Anne is too weak.-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


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

Anne Frank Quotes

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


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.-Anne Frank


Whoever is happy will make others happy too.-Anne Frank


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.-Anne Frank

Anne Frank Quotes

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


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


The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature and God.-Anne Frank

Anne Frank Quotes

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


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


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


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

Anne Frank Quotes

Whoever is happy will make others happy.-Anne Frank


Human greatness does not lie in wealth or power, but in character and goodness.-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


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.-Anne Frank

Anne Frank Quotes

Those who have courage and faith shall never perish in misery.-Anne Frank


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


Dead people receive more flowers than the living ones because regret is stronger than gratitude.-Anne Frank


Sympathy, love, fortune… We all have these qualities but still tend to not use them!-Anne Frank

Anne Frank Quotes

I can’t imagine how anyone can say: ‘I’m weak’, and then remain so. After all, if you know it, why not fight against it, why not try to train your character?-Anne Frank


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


An empty day, though clear and bright, is just as dark as any night.-Anne Frank


The young are not afraid of telling the truth.-Anne Frank

Anne Frank Quotes

Whoever doesn’t know it must learn and find by experience that ‘a quiet conscience makes one strong!’-Anne Frank


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


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


In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.-Anne Frank

Conclusion

Anne Frank was one of the most amazing storyteller of her time. Her write-up showcases her power of understanding of the war and her abilities in those terrible circumstances. Its often said “There are darkness in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights.” The same goes for the The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. I hope you loved reading these quotes by her and do share it with your friends and dear ones.

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