"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."
"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."
"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."
"Whoever is happy will make others happy too."
“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!”
“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! 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.”
"What one Christian does is his own responsibility, what one Jew does is thrown back at all Jews.”
“Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn't matter if only we could prevent girls from being girls.”
“I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death ... I think peace and tranquillity will return again.”
- Anne Frank