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Quotes of the day: Anne Frank
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Published Thursday, June 12, 2014 @ 12:00 AM EDT
Jun 12 2014

Annelies Marie "Anne" Frank (June 12, 1929 - early March, 1945) is one of the most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Her wartime diary, The Diary of a Young Girl, has been the basis for several plays and films. Born in the city of Frankfurt in Weimar Germany, she lived most of her life in or near Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. Born a German national, Frank lost her citizenship in 1941. She gained international fame posthumously after her diary was published. It documents her experiences hiding during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II. (Click here for full Wikipedia article)

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And whoever is happy will make others happy too. He who has courage and faith will never perish in misery!

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!

God never deserted our people. Right through the ages there were Jews. Through the ages they suffered, but it also made us strong.

I don't believe that the big men, the politicians and the capitalists alone are guilty of the war. Oh, no, the little man is just as keen, otherwise the people of the world would have risen in revolt long ago!

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

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 this cruelty too shall end, and that peace & tranquility will return once again.

I've found that there is always some beauty left- in nature, sunshine, freedom, in yourself; these can help you.

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.

Laziness may appear attractive but work gives satisfaction.

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 it doesn't stop you having your own opinions. Even if people are still very young, they shouldn't be prevented from saying what they think.

People will always follow a good example; be the one to set a good example, then it won't be long before the others follow...

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 only way to truly know a person is to argue with them. For when they argue in full swing, then they reveal their true character.

There is an urge and rage in people to destroy, to kill, to murder, and until all mankind, without exception, undergoes a great change, wars will be waged, everything that has been built up, cultivated and grown, will be destroyed and disfigured, after which mankind will have to begin all over again.

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

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I get cross, then sad, and finally end up turning my heart inside out, the bad part on the outside and the good part on the inside, 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.
-(Final diary entry, August 1, 1944)


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