There’s only one rule you need to remember: laugh at everything and forget everybody else

There’s only one rule you need to remember: laugh at everything and forget everybody else! It sounds egotistical, but it’s actually the only cure for those suffering from self-pity.

–Anne Frank
People are just people, and all people have faults and shortcomings...

People are just people, and all people have faults and shortcomings, but all of us are born with a basic goodness.

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

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

–Anne Frank
If I haven’t any talent for writing books or newspaper.....

If I haven’t any talent for writing books or newspaper articles, well, then I can always write for myself.

–Anne Frank
We all live with the objective of being happy...

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

–Anne Frank
I have often been downcast but never in despair.....

I have often been downcast but never in despair; I regard our hiding as a dangerous adventure, romantic and interesting at the same time. In my diary, I treat all the privations as amusing.

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

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

–Anne Frank
I soothe my conscience now with the thought that it is better for hard words to be on paper....

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
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment....

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

–Anne Frank
I simply can’t build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death...

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
No one has ever become poor by giving.

No one has ever become poor by giving.

–Anne Frank
Where there’s hope, there’s life....

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

–Anne Frank
I must uphold my ideals

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

–Anne Frank
When I write, I can shake off all my cares.

When I write, I can shake off all my cares.

–Anne Frank
As long as this exists, this sunshine and this cloudless sky, and as long as I can enjoy it.....

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
I think a lot, but I don’t say much.

I think a lot, but I don’t say much.

–Anne Frank
Human greatness does not lie in wealth or power, but in character and goodness.

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

–Anne Frank
A quiet conscience makes one strong!

A quiet conscience makes one strong!

–Anne Frank
There’s something happening every day, but I’m too tired and lazy to write it....

There’s something happening every day, but I’m too tired and lazy to write it all down.

–Anne Frank
Earning happiness means doing good and working...

Earning happiness means doing good and working, not speculating and being lazy. Laziness may look inviting, but only work gives you true satisfaction.

–Anne Frank
Because paper has more patience than people.

Because paper has more patience than people.

–Anne Frank
Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. ....

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
But feelings can’t be ignored, no matter how unjust or ungrateful they seem.

But feelings can’t be ignored, no matter how unjust or ungrateful they seem.

–Anne Frank
I live in a crazy time.

I live in a crazy time.

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

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

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

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

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

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

–Anne Frank
Whoever doesn’t know it must learn and find by experience....

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

–Anne Frank
Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths...

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
Memories mean more to me than dresses.

Memories mean more to me than dresses.

–Anne Frank
It must be awful to feel you’re not needed.

It must be awful to feel you’re not needed.

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

The young are not afraid of telling the truth.

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

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

–Anne Frank
The reason for my starting a diary is that I have no real friend.

The reason for my starting a diary is that I have no real friend.

–Anne Frank
What is done cannot be undone, but one can prevent it happening again.

What is done cannot be undone, but one can prevent it happening again.

–Anne Frank
I’ve reached the point where I hardly care whether I live or die. ....

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
The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside...

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
Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.

Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.

–Anne Frank
He who has courage and faith will never perish in misery!

He who has courage and faith will never perish in misery!

–Anne Frank
People can tell you to keep your mouth shut, but that doesn’t stop you....

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

–Anne Frank