Anne Frank

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

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

It’s utterly impossible for me to build my life on a foundation of chaos, suffering and death. 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.

Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.

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

The final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.

In spite of everything that has happened, I still believe that people are really good at heart.

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.

I want to go on living even after my death,And therefore I am grateful to GodFor giving this gift…Of expressing all that is in me.

Parents can only advise their children or point them in the right direction. Ultimately people shape their own characters.

I go into ecstasies every time I see the naked figure of a woman, such as Venus, for example. It strikes me as so wonderful and exquisite that I have difficulty in stopping the tears rolling down my cheeks.

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

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

I don't think of all the misery, but of all the beauty that still remains.

Where there's hope, there's life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again. We'll need to be brave to endure the many fears and hardships and the suffering yet to come.