Wonderful Anne Frank Quotes
Almost 78 years ago a young girl started a diary. This simple diary that no one should have ever read has become a very popular book read by millions of people from around the globe. It has been translated into many languages, it has inspired hundreds of conversations, and offered unique insight into time long gone.
The diary I am speaking of is of course Anne Frank’s Diary of a Young Girl. She could never have imagined that her words would be so widely read. In among the scribbling of everyday life and longings, we can find a surprising amount of deep wisdom and insight in her diary.
Anne Frank was an adolescent at the time when her family went into hiding. She was just at the point of no longer being a child, she was growing up. Sadly, she never got the chance to be fully grown up. Be even at such a young age, she had made some profound discoveries about life and has shared them with us in her diary.
I will now share some insightful and wise Anne Frank quotes that show her innate wisdom and her love of life, people, and happiness. These quotes tend to be especially inspiring and comforting at this time in life. They seem somehow very appropriate.
The Best Remedy for Fear
“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. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. As longs as this exists, and it certainly always will, I know that then there will always be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be. And I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.”― Anne Frank
Remember the Beauty
“Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.” ― 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
“I don’t think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.”― Anne Frank
Where There is Hope…
“Where there’s hope, there’s life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.” ― Anne Frank
Life and Human Nature
“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 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
“How lovely to think that no one need wait a moment, we can start now, start slowly changing the world! How lovely that everyone, great and small, can make their contribution toward introducing justice straightaway… And you can always, always give something, even if it is only kindness!” ― Anne Frank
“People who have a religion should be glad, for not everyone has the gift of believing in heavenly things.” ― Anne Frank
“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? The answer was: “Because it’s so much easier not to!” ― Anne Frank
“Crying can bring relief, as long as you don’t cry alone.” ― Anne Frank
“What is done cannot be undone, but one can prevent it happening again.” ― Anne Frank
Writing and Legacy
“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
“I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.” ― 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
Anne Frank was a young girl who lived in a very trying time. She could have spent her days complaining and whining about everything. Instead she spent her time reading and writing, sharing her experience in a simple diary that was released to the world by her loving father in 1947.
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