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12 June 1929 – February/March 1945, Annelies Marie Frank, Jewish-German writer and diarist

People can tell you to keep your mouth shut, but that doesn't stop you from having your
own opinion.
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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.
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No one has ever become poor by giving.
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Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right path, the the final forming of a
person's character lies in their own hands.
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How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the
world.
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I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.
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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.
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A quiet conscience makes one strong!
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In the long run, the sharpest weapon of all is a kind and gentle spirit.
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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!
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Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.
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We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.
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I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.
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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.
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I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at
heart.
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Those who have courage and faith shall never perish in misery.
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For someone like me, it is a very strange habit to write in a diary. Not only that I have never
written before, but it strikes me that later neither I, nor anyone else, will care for the
outpouring of a thirteen year old schoolgirl.
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Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
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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 I've never met. I want to go on living even after my death!
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Whoever is happy will make others happy.
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Memories mean more to me than dresses.
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As long as this exists, this sunshine and this cloudless sky, and as long as I can enjoy it, how
can I be sad?
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Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.
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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.
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I have often been downcast, but never in despair.
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Even if people are still very young, they shouldn't be prevented from saying what they think.
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I've found that there is always some beauty left-in nature, sunshine, freedom, in yourself;
these can all help you. Look at these things, then you find yourself again, and God, and then
you regain your balance.
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Nice people, the Germans! To think that I was once one of them too! No, Hitler took away our
nationality long ago. In fact, Germans and Jews are the greatest enemies in the world.
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