In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery and death.

-Anne Frank
Anne Frank

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.

Anne Frank
I never utter my real feelings about anything. My lighter, superficial side will always be too quick for the deeper side of me, and that's why it always wins.
Anne Frank

The young are not afraid of telling the truth.

Anne Frank
You can always give something, even if it is only kindness.
Anne Frank

What a wonderful thought it is that some of the best days of our lives haven't even happened yet.

Anne Frank
I'm currently in the middle of a depression. I couldn't really tell you what set it off, but I think it stems from my cowardice, which confronts me at every turn.
Anne Frank

I live in a crazy time.

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

They mustn't know my despair, I can't let them see the wounds which they have caused, I couldn't bear their sympathy and their kind-hearted jokes, it would only make me want to scream all the more. If I talk, everyone thinks I'm showing off; when I'm silent they think I'm ridiculous; rude if I answer, sly if I get a good idea, lazy if I'm tired, selfish if I eat a mouthful more than I should, stupid, cowardly, crafty, etc. etc.

Anne Frank
I have often been downcast, but never in despair;