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quote by Anne Frank: I think it's odd that grown-ups quarrel so easily and so often and about such petty matters. Up to now I always thought bickering was just something children did and that they outgrew it. with background image: photo of author Anne Frank with quote

I think it's odd that grown-ups quarrel so easily and so often and about such petty matters. Up to now I always thought bickering was just something children did and that they outgrew it.

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quote by Anne Frank: Paper is more patient than man. with background image: photo of author Anne Frank with quote

Paper is more patient than man.

--Anne Frank
quote by Anne Frank: I love the time I spend with you. You make my living worth-while. Why dint I meet you before. I wish I could start my life From the beginning with you because the time I spend with you is never enoug… with background image: photo of author Anne Frank with quote

I love the time I spend with you. You make my living worth-while. Why dint I meet you before. I wish I could start my life From the beginning with you because the time I spend with you is never enough. I need you more everyday.

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quote by Anne Frank: I'm sentimental -- I know. I'm desperate and silly -- I know that too. Oh, help me! with background image: photo of author Anne Frank with quote

I'm sentimental -- I know. I'm desperate and silly -- I know that too. Oh, help me!

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quote by Anne Frank: Our lives are fashioned by our choices. First we make our choices. Then our choices make us. with background image: photo of author Anne Frank with quote

Our lives are fashioned by our choices. First we make our choices. Then our choices make us.

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quote by Anne Frank: After May 1940, the good times were few and far between; first there was the war, then the capitulation, and then the arrival of the Germans, which is when the trouble started for the Jews. with background image: photo of author Anne Frank with quote

After May 1940, the good times were few and far between; first there was the war, then the capitulation, and then the arrival of the Germans, which is when the trouble started for the Jews.

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quote by Anne Frank: What one Christian does is his own responsibility, what one Jew does is thrown back at all Jews. with background image: photo of author Anne Frank with quote

What one Christian does is his own responsibility, what one Jew does is thrown back at all Jews.

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quote by Anne Frank: The nicest part is being able to write down all my thoughts and feeling; otherwise, I might suffocate. with background image: photo of author Anne Frank with quote

The nicest part is being able to write down all my thoughts and feeling; otherwise, I might suffocate.

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quote by Anne Frank: But feelings can't be ignored, no matter how unjust or ungrateful they seem. with background image: photo of author Anne Frank with quote

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

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quote by Anne Frank: Believe me, if you've been shut up for a year and a half, it can get to be too much for you sometimes. But feelings can't be ignored, no matter how unjust or ungrateful they seem. with background image: photo of author Anne Frank with quote

Believe me, if you've been shut up for a year and a half, it can get to be too much for you sometimes. But feelings can't be ignored, no matter how unjust or ungrateful they seem.

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quote by Anne Frank: Dead people receive more flowers than the living ones because the regret is stronger than gratitude. with background image: photo of author Anne Frank with quote

Dead people receive more flowers than the living ones because the regret is stronger than gratitude.

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quote by Anne Frank: Because paper has more patience than people. with background image: photo of author Anne Frank with quote

Because paper has more patience than people.

--Anne Frank

Longer Version:

It's difficult in times like these: ideals, dreams and cherished hope rise within us, only to be crushed by grim reality. It's a wonder I haven't abandoned all my ideals, they seem so absurd and impractical. still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at It's utterly impossible for me to build my life on a foundation of chaos, suffering and death. I see the world being slowly transformed into a wilderness, I hear the approaching thunder one day, will destroy us too, I feel the suffering of millions. And yet, when I look up at the sky, I somehow feel that everything will change for the better, that this cruelty too will end, that peace and tranquility will return once more. In the meantime must hold on to my ideals. Perhaps the day will come when I'll be able to realize them!


quote by Anne Frank: And you can always, always, give kindness. with background image: photo of author Anne Frank with quote

And you can always, always, give kindness.

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quote by Anne Frank: Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles. with background image: photo of author Anne Frank with quote

Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.

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quote by Anne Frank: I think a lot, but I don't say much. with background image: photo of author Anne Frank with quote

I think a lot, but I don't say much.

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quote by 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 rea… with background image: photo of author Anne Frank with quote

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.

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quote by 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. with background image: photo of author Anne Frank with quote

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.

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quote by Anne Frank: The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside. with background image: photo of author Anne Frank with quote

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

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Longer Version:

The best remedy for those who are frightened, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere they can be alone, alone with the sky, nature and God. For then and only then can you feel that everything is as it should be and that God wants people to be happy amid nature's beauty and simplicity,
As long as this exists, and that should be forever, I know that there will be solace for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances. I firmly believe that nature can bring comfort to all who suffer.


quote by Anne Frank: Deep down, the young are lonelier than the old. with background image: photo of author Anne Frank with quote

Deep down, the young are lonelier than the old.

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quote by Anne Frank: 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. with background image: photo of author Anne Frank with quote

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.

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quote by Anne Frank: I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn. with background image: photo of author Anne Frank with quote

I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.

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quote by Anne Frank: A quiet conscience makes one strong! with background image: photo of author Anne Frank with quote

A quiet conscience makes one strong!

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quote by Anne Frank: It's not imagination on my part when I say that to look up at the sky, the clouds, the moon, and the stars make me calm and patient. with background image: photo of author Anne Frank with quote

It's not imagination on my part when I say that to look up at the sky, the clouds, the moon, and the stars make me calm and patient.

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quote by Anne Frank: I've found that there is always some beauty left -- in nature, sunshine, freedom, in yourself. with background image: photo of author Anne Frank with quote

I've found that there is always some beauty left -- in nature, sunshine, freedom, in yourself.

--Anne Frank

Longer Version:

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. And whoever is happy will make others happy too. He who has courage and faith will never perish in misery!


quote by Anne Frank: Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness. with background image: watch on wrist wallpaper
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Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.

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quote by Anne Frank: 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. with background image: photo of author Anne Frank with quote

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.

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quote by Anne Frank: 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. with background image: photo of author Anne Frank with quote

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.

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quote by Anne Frank: Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn't matter if only we could prevent girls from being girls. with background image: photo of author Anne Frank with quote

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

--Anne Frank

quote by Anne Frank: And finally I twist my heart round again, so that the bad is on the outside and the good is on the inside, and keep on trying to find a way of becoming what I would so like to be, and could be, if th… with background image: photo of author Anne Frank with quote

And finally I twist my heart round again, so that the bad is on the outside and the good is on the inside, and keep on trying to find a way of becoming what I would so like to be, and could be, if there weren't any other people living in the world.

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quote by Anne Frank: I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out. with background image: photo of author Anne Frank with quote

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

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quote by Anne Frank: If I haven't any talent for writing books or newspaper articles, well, then I can always write for myself. with background image: photo of author Anne Frank with quote

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

--Anne Frank
quote by Anne Frank: Who would ever think that so much went on in the soul of a young girl? with background image: photo of author Anne Frank with quote

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

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quote by Anne Frank: Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction. with background image: photo of author Anne Frank with quote

Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.

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quote by Anne Frank: In the long run, the sharpest weapon of all is a kind and gentle spirit. with background image: photo of author Anne Frank with quote

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

--Anne Frank

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