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On June 12, 2010, Anne Frank would be 81. She was born in 1929 in Frankfurt, Germany and died in a concentration camp in 1945.

frank1.gifTwo years after her death, her father published her now famous diaries. Her wisdom is available in The Diary of Anne Frank.

As one of the most quoted and celebrated victims of the Holocaust, Anne Frank remains a voice of inspiration through the darkness. Although she died at 15 she left behind a body of work that has inspired books, plays, and a movie, and collections of inspiring quotes.

To celebrate her short life and the huge legacy she left behind, we share some of the most inspiring quotes from Anne Frank in honor of her June 12 birthday.

Although these words were written by a teenager over almost 7 decades ago, they seem to ring true for today’s trying times and perhaps can give us hope to for the future. 

“I live in a crazy time.”
-Anne Frank

“Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart”
-Anne Frank

“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

“How true Daddy’s words were when he said: all children must look after their own upbringing. 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

“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

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

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

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.”
-Anne Frank

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

“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

“Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.”
-Anne Frank

“No one has ever become poor by giving.”
-Anne Frank

“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.”
-Anne Frank

Read more on Anne Frank’s History.

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