This week I've been reading a lot and doing little work. That's the way things ought to be. That's surely the road to success.
As long as you can look fearlessly at the sky, you'll know that your pure within and will find happiness once more.
I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.
I want to go on living even after death!
What I condemn are our system of values and the men who don't acknowledge how great, difficult, but ultimately beautiful women's share in society is.
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 indepedent of anyone.
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.
One must apply one's reason to everything here, learning to obey, to shut up, to help, to be good, to give in, and I don't know what else. I'm afraid I shall use up all my brains too quickly, and I haven't got so very many. Then I shall not have any left for when the war is over.
The reason for my starting a diary is that I have no real friend.
leave me in peace, let me sleep one night at least without my pillow being wet with tears, my eyes burning and my head throbbing
I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains....My advice is: Go outside, to the fields, enjoy nature and the sunshine, go out and try to recapture happiness in yourself and in God. Think of all the beauty that's still left in and around you and be happy!
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.
Live with the objective of being happy.
You must work and should not be lazy if you want to be happy.
I... keep trying to find a way to become what I'd like to be and what I could be if... if only there were no other people in the world.
The Annex is an ideal place to hide in. It may be damp and lopsided, but there's probably not a more comfortable hiding place in all of Amsterdam. No, in all of Holland.
Who knows, perhaps he doesn't care about me at all and look at the others in just the same way.
I had an occasional flash of understanding, but then got selfishly wrapped up again in my own problems and pleasures.
There's plenty of room for everyone in the world. Enough money, riches, and beauty for all to share. God has made enought for everyone, so let us all begin then by sharing it fairly.
We can't control our destiny, but we can control who we become.
I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.
I live in a crazy time.
The world has plenty of room, riches, money and beauty ... Let us begin by dividing it more fairly.
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 looked up in the sky and trusted in God.
Whoever is happy will make others happy.
I don't think of all the misery, but of all the beauty that still remains
I have always been the dunce, the never-do-well of the family, I've always have to pay double for my deeds, first with the scolding and then again because of the way my feelings are hurt.
In the long run, the sharpest weapon of all is a kind and gentle spirit.
I want to go on living even after my death,And therefore I am grateful to GodFor giving this gift...Of expressing all that is in me.