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8 Inspiring Quotes Anne Frank Wrote In Isolation

By KERRY TINGA

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The diary of 13-year-old Anne Frank, one of the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, where she documented her life in hiding with her family in a secret annex behind a bookcase, exemplifies beauty and optimism even in the most difficult of times. Not to compare our plight with hers and the millions of other victims, we are experiencing a battle of another kind, with an enemy that cannot be seen. But, like young Frank, many of us are in isolation and are struck with fear over the unknown and uncontrollable.

The diary covers her life from 1942 to 1944, abruptly ending when her family was caught and sent to Auschwitz. Her father, Otto Frank, was the only member of their family to survive, and he published her diary posthumously as a way to keep the memory of his daughter alive.

Since then, the Diary of a Young Girl has continued to inspire young people everywhere for several generations. For those who are able to practice home quarantine, the isolation and fear can cause stress and anxiety. It can be hard to find ways to keep our mental health in check. If you have not read The Diary of a Young Girl or need a reminder of the life affirming lines she writes, here are 10 quotes that may inspire you and help you find hope.

  1. “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!”

  1. “No one has ever become poor by giving.”

  1. “When there is hope, there’s life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.”

  1. “Those who have courage and faith will never perish in misery!”

  1. “It’s difficult in times like these: ideals, dreams, and cherished hopes 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. Yet I cling to them because I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart.”

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

  1. “I simply can’t build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery, and death. I see the world gradually being turned into wilderness, I hear the ever-approaching thunder, which will destroy us too, I can feel the sufferings of millions, and yet, if I look up into the heavens, I think that it will all come right, that this cruelty too will end, and that peace and tranquility will return again.”

  1. “Human greatness does not lie in wealth or power, but in character and goodness.”


Source: Manila Bulletin (https://lifestyle.mb.com.ph/2020/04/30/8-inspiring-quotes-anne-frank-wrote-in-isolation/)

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