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It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals,
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 really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

Related topics: Inspirational Values

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank PHOTO

We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
- Anne Frank

No one has ever become poor by giving.
- 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

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

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

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

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
- Anne Frank

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

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

The final forming of a person's character
lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything,
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

Whoever is happy will make others happy too.
- 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

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.
- 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

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

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

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

If I read a book that impresses me,
I have to take myself firmly in hand
before I mix with other people;
otherwise they would think my mind rather queer.
- 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 there weren't any other people living in the world.
- Anne Frank

I live in a crazy time.
- Anne Frank

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves
to recognize how good things really are.
- Marianne Williamson

Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius

Love me when I least deserve it,
because that's when I really need it.
- Swedish Proverb

Sometimes the things you really want
sneak in the back door.
Notice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

Forgiveness is really a gift to yourself -
have the compassion to forgive others,
and the courage to forgive yourself.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true
were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
- Orville Wright

We're constantly striving for success, fame and comfort
when all we really need to be happy
is someone or some thing to be enthusiastic about.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

We can never get enough of what we don't really need.
- Matthew Kelly

What you seem to be, be really.
- Benjamin Franklin

Take time to contemplate -
away from the opinions and influence of others -
what you really want
and what you believe to be important in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I think that somehow, we learn who we really are
and then live with that decision.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience
in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

One thing I know: the only ones among you
who will be really happy are those
who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

The only questions that really matter are the ones you ask yourself.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Every really new idea looks crazy at first.
- Alfred North Whitehead

The journey between what you once were
and who you are now becoming
is where the dance of Life really takes place.
- Barbara De Angelis

Ordinary people seem not to realize
that those who really apply themselves
in the right way to philosophy
are directly and of their own accord
preparing themselves for dying and death.
- Socrates

We really have to understand the person we want to love.
If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

If we don't change, we don't grow.
If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
- Gail Sheehy

Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal
of plain living and high thinking
the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants.
Man's happiness really lies in contentment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The thing always happens that you really believe in;
and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

The only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it
as he who helps to perpetrate it.
He who accepts evil without protesting against it
is really cooperating with it.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The minority is always stronger than the majority,
because the minority is generally formed by those
who really have an opinion.
- Soren Kierkegaard

One of the secrets of life is that
all that is really worth the doing
is what we do for others.
- Lewis Carroll

Love bravely, live bravely, be courageous,
there's really nothing to lose.
- Jewel

It is what a man thinks of himself
that really determines his fate.
- Henry David Thoreau

The really great secret - Happiness is free.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
- e. e. cummings

How different our lives are when we
really know what is deeply important to us,
and keeping that picture in mind,
we manage ourselves each day
to be and to do what really matters most
- Stephen Covey

We act as though comfort and luxury
were the chief requirements of life,
when all that we need to make us really happy
is something to be enthusiastic about.
- Charles Kingsley

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation,
because your character is what you really are,
while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
- John Wooden

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know:
the only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

Ever had a bad hair day -
a day when everything seemed to be going wrong?
Perhaps today is a day to soothe your ruffled feathers,
take a deep breath, and reaffirm that
the weight of the world is really not on your shoulders,
unless you choose to assume that burden.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A man who doesn't trust himself
can never really trust anyone else.
- Cardinal De Retz

Maybe life isn't really as complicated
as we make it out to be.
Perhaps a simple child-like attitude would create
a less stressful and happier life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A friendship that can end never really began.
- Publilius Syrus

NO ONE is really different;
each of us is actually a member of the human race.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant.
You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard
or just think it's going to get on by itself.
You've got to keep watering it.
You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
- John Lennon

The highest proof of the spirit is love.
Love is the eternal thing which men can already
on earth possess as it really is.
- Albert Schweitzer

We all have a social mask, right?
We put it on, we go out, put our
best foot forward, our best image.
But behind that social mask is a personal truth,
what we really, really believe
about who we are and what we're capable of.
- Phil McGraw

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.
Small people always do that,
but the really great make you feel that
you, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain

Love bravely, live bravely, be courageous;
there's really nothing to lose.
There's no wrong you can't make right again,
so be kinder to yourself;
have fun, take chances. There are no bounds.
- Jewel

If something is important to you,
attend to it immediately, and regularly.
If something is not really important to you,
that's great also -
just scratch it off your to-do list forever,
and never worry about it again.
Choose how you invest your time, and honor your choices.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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