Annelies Marie Frank 1929 – 1945 was a German Jewish teenager, now known for documenting her life while in hiding from the Nazi’s between 1942 – 1944. 
Shortly after her final diary entry on 1 August 1944 she was captured along with her family and sent to a concentration camp where she died in 1945, aged only fifteen. 
‘Whoever is happy will make others happy too’ 
‘We all live with the objective of being happy, our lives are all different and yet the same’ 
‘Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy’ 
‘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’ 
‘I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains’ 
‘Writing in a diary is a really strange experience for someone like me. Not only because I’ve never written anything before but also because it seems to me that later on neither I or anyone else will be interested in the musing of a thirteen year-old schoolgirl. Oh well, it doesn’t matter, I feel like writing’ 
‘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…’ 
‘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!’ 
‘How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world’ 
‘Look at how a single candle can defy and define the darkness’ 
‘I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart’ 
‘If I read a book that impresses me, I have to take myself firmly by the hand, before I mix with other people; otherwise they would think my mind rather queer’ 
‘I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out’ 
‘People can tell you to keep your mouth shut, but that doesn’t stop you from having your own opinion. Even if people are still very young, they shouldn’t be prevented from saying what they think’ 
‘I know what I want, I have a goal, an opinion, I have a religion and love. Let me be myself and then I am satisfied. I know that I’m a woman, a woman with inward strength and plenty of courage’ 
‘I live in a crazy time’ 
‘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’ 
‘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 we never met. I want to go on living even after my death!’ 
‘In the long run, the sharpest weapon of all is a kind and gentle spirit’ 
‘No one has ever become poor by giving’ 
‘Although I’m only fourteen, I know quite well what I want, I know who is right and who is wrong. I have my opinions, my own ideas and principles, and although it may sound pretty mad from an adolescent, I feel more of a person than a child, I feel quite independent of anyone’ 
‘I want friends, not admirers. People who respect me for my character and my deeds, not my flattering smile. The circle around me would be much smaller, but what does that matter, as long as they’re sincere?’ 
‘The final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands’ 
‘Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction’ 
‘You only really get to know a person after a fight…Only then can you judge their true characters!’ 
‘And then they came for me’ 
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