Inspirational Anne Frank Quotes

Annelies Frank (12 June 1929 – February or March 1945) was a German-born diarist and writer. This post features some Inspirational Anne Frank Quotes.

One of the most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust, she gained fame posthumously following the publication of her diary, The Diary of a Young Girl (originally Het Achterhuis; English: The Secret Annex), which documents her life in hiding from 1942 to 1944, during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II. It is one of the world’s most widely known books and has been the basis for several plays and films.

Frank’s father, Otto, the only survivor of the family, returned to Amsterdam after the war to find that her diary had been saved by one of the helpers, Miep Gies, and his efforts led to its publication in 1947. It was translated from its original Dutch version and first published in English in 1952 as The Diary of a Young Girl, and has since been translated into over 60 languages.

Anne Frank Quotes
Anne Frank Quotes

Anne Frank Quotes

“Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.”
― Anne Frank

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

“Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.”
― Anne Frank

“No one has ever become poor by giving.”
― Anne Frank

“I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.”
― Anne Frank

“I think a lot, but I don’t say much.”
― Anne Frank

“In the long run, the sharpest weapon of all is a kind and gentle spirit.”
― Anne Frank

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

“Anyhow, I’ve learned one thing now. You only really get to know people when you’ve had a jolly good row with them. Then and then only can you judge their true characters!”
― Anne Frank

“A quiet conscience makes one strong!”
― Anne Frank

“People can tell you to keep your mouth shut, but that doesn’t stop you from having your own opinion.”
― Anne Frank

“Where there’s hope, there’s life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.”
― 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

“But feelings can’t be ignored, no matter how unjust or ungrateful they seem.”
Anne Frank quotes

“Deep down, the young are lonelier than the old.”
― Anne Frank

“I’ve found that there is always some beauty left — in nature, sunshine, freedom, in yourself; these can all help you.”
― Anne Frank

“Whoever is happy will make others happy.”
― Anne Frank

“Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.”
Anne Frank

“Human greatness does not lie in wealth or power, but in character and goodness. People are just people, and all people have faults and shortcomings, but all of us are born with a basic goodness.”
― Anne Frank

“In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.”
― Anne Frank

“Because paper has more patience than people.”
― Anne Frank

“Sympathy, Love, Fortune… We all have these qualities but still tend to not use them!”
― Anne Frank

“The weak fall, but the strong will remain and never go under!”
― Anne Frank

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

“I love you, with a love so great that it simply couldn’t keep growing inside my heart, but had to leap out and reveal itself in all its magnitude.”
― Anne Frank

“You can be lonely even when you are loved by many people, since you are still not anybody’s one and only.”
Anne Frank quotes

“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature and God. 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. As longs as this exists, and it certainly always will, I know that then there will always be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be. And I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.”
― 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.”
― Anne Frank

“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 independent of anyone.”
― 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

“Sometimes I believe that God wants to try me, both now and later on; I must become good through my own efforts, without examples and without good advice.”
― Anne Frank

Inspirational Aldous Huxley Quotes

Aldous Leonard Huxley (26 July 1894 – 22 November 1963) was an English philosopher. This post features some Inspirational Aldous Huxley Quotes.

He was best known for his novels including Brave New World, set in a dystopian London; for non-fiction books, such as The Doors of Perception, which recalls experiences when taking a psychedelic drug; and a wide-ranging output of essays. Early in his career Huxley edited the magazine Oxford Poetry and published short stories and poetry.

By the end of his life, Huxley was widely acknowledged as one of the pre-eminent intellectuals of his time. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in seven different years.

Aldous Huxley Quotes
Aldous Huxley Quotes

Aldous Huxley Quotes

“There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.”
― Aldous Huxley

“No social stability without individual stability.”
― Aldous Huxley

“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”
― Aldous Huxley

“But I don’t want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.”
― Aldous Huxley

“Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly — they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.”
― Aldous Huxley

“I want to know what passion is. I want to feel something strongly.”
Aldous Huxley quotes

“You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you mad.”
― Aldous Huxley

“Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.”
Aldous Huxley

“That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.”
― Aldous Huxley

“The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.”
― Aldous Huxley

“Every man’s memory is his private literature.”
― Aldous Huxley

“I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.”
― Aldous Huxley

“That all men are equal is a proposition which at ordinary times no sane individual has ever given his assent.”
― Aldous Huxley

“I am I, and I wish I weren’t.”
― Aldous Huxley

“To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.”
― Aldous Huxley

“One believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them.”
― Aldous Huxley

“If one’s different, one’s bound to be lonely.”
Aldous Huxley quotes

“There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.”
― Aldous Huxley

“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.”
― Aldous Huxley

“The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.”
― Aldous Huxley

“Maybe this world is another planet’s hell.”
― Aldous Huxley

“All that happens means something; nothing you do is ever insignificant.”
― Aldous Huxley

“An intellectual is a person who has discovered something more interesting than sex.”
― Aldous Huxley

“For in spite of language, in spite of intelligence and intuition and sympathy, one can never really communicate anything to anybody.”
― Aldous Huxley

“To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.”
― Aldous Huxley

“I like being myself. Myself and nasty.”
― Aldous Huxley

“Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.”
― Aldous Huxley

“Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.”
― Aldous Huxley

“Most men and women will grow up to love their servitude and will never dream of revolution.”
Aldous Huxley quotes

“Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.”
― Aldous Huxley

“The propagandist’s purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human.”
― Aldous Huxley

“Ironically enough, the only people who can hold up indefinitely under the stress of modern war are psychotics. Individual insanity is immune to the consequences of collective insanity.”
― Aldous Huxley

“Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.”
― Aldous Huxley

“Man is so intelligent that he feels impelled to invent theories to account for what happens in the world. Unfortunately, he is not quite intelligent enough, in most cases, to find correct explanations. So that when he acts on his theories, he behaves very often like a lunatic.”
― Aldous Huxley

“Actual happiness always looks pretty squalid in comparison with the overcompensations for misery. And, of course, stability isn’t nearly so spectacular as instability. And being contented has none of the glamour of a good fight against misfortune, none of the picturesqueness of a struggle with temptation, or a fatal overthrow by passion or doubt. Happiness is never grand.”
― Aldous Huxley

“We live together, we act on, and react to, one another; but always and in all circumstances we are by ourselves. The martyrs go hand in hand into the arena; they are crucified alone.”
― Aldous Huxley

“It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them. So throw away your baggage and go forward. There are quicksands all about you, sucking at your feet, trying to suck you down into fear and self-pity and despair. That’s why you must walk so lightly. Lightly my darling…”
― Aldous Huxley

“Every man with a little leisure and enough money for railway tickets, every man, indeed, who knows how to read, has it in his power to magnify himself, to multiply the ways in which he exists, to make his life full, significant and interesting.”
― Aldous Huxley

“A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude.”
Aldous Huxley quotes

“Armaments, universal debt, and planned obsolescence—those are the three pillars of Western prosperity. If war, waste, and moneylenders were abolished, you’d collapse. And while you people are overconsuming the rest of the world sinks more and more deeply into chronic disaster.”
― Aldous Huxley

“The real hopeless victims of mental illness are to be found among those who appear to be most normal. “Many of them are normal because they are so well adjusted to our mode of existence, because their human voice has been silenced so early in their lives, that they do not even struggle or suffer or develop symptoms as the neurotic does.”
― Aldous Huxley

“The surest way to work up a crusade in favor of some good cause is to promise people they will have a chance of maltreating someone. To be able to destroy with good conscience, to be able to behave badly and call your bad behavior ‘righteous indignation’ — this is the height of psychological luxury, the most delicious of moral treats.”
― Aldous Huxley

“Deprived of their newspapers or a novel, reading-addicts will fall back onto cookery books, on the literature which is wrapped around bottles of patent medicine, on those instructions for keeping the contents crisp which are printed on the outside of boxes of breakfast cereals. On anything.”
― Aldous Huxley

“Chronic remorse, as all the moralists are agreed, is a most undesirable sentiment. If you have behaved badly, repent, make what amends you can and address yourself to the task of behaving better next time. On no account brood over your wrongdoing. Rolling in the muck is not the best way of getting clean.”
― Aldous Huxley

Inspirational Harper Lee Quotes

Harper Lee (April 28, 1926 – February 19, 2016) was an American novelist. This post features some Inspirational Harper Lee Quotes.

Harper Lee was widely known for To Kill a Mockingbird, published in 1960. Immediately successful, it won the 1961 Pulitzer Prize and has become a classic of modern American literature. Though Lee had only published this single book, in 2007 she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her contribution to literature.

The plot and characters of To Kill a Mockingbird are loosely based on Lee’s observations of her family and neighbors, as well as an event that occurred near her hometown in 1936, when she was 10 years old. The novel deals with the irrationality of adult attitudes towards race and class in the Deep South of the 1930s, as depicted through the eyes of two children. The novel was inspired by racist attitudes in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama.

Another novel, Go Set a Watchman, was written in the mid-1950s and published in July 2015 as a “sequel”, though it was later confirmed to be To Kill a Mockingbird’s first draft.

Harper Lee Quotes
Harper Lee Quotes

Harper Lee Quotes

“Things are never as bad as they seem.”
― Harper Lee

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”
― Harper Lee

“Prejudice, a dirty word, and faith, a clean one, have something in common: they both begin where reason ends.”
― Harper Lee

“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.”
Harper Lee quotes

“People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.”
― Harper Lee

“Atticus told me to delete the adjectives and I’d have the facts.”
― Harper Lee

“With him, life was routine; without him, life was unbearable.”
― Harper Lee

“Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win.”
― Harper Lee

“There’s a lot of ugly things in this world, son. I wish I could keep ’em all away from you. That’s never possible.”
― Harper Lee

“Sometimes the Bible in the hand of one man is worse than a whisky bottle in the hand of (another)… There are just some kind of men who – who’re so busy worrying about the next world they’ve never learned to live in this one, and you can look down the street and see the results.”
― Harper Lee

“I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.”
― Harper Lee

“You just hold your head high and keep those fists down. No matter what anybody says to you, don’t you let ’em get your goat. Try fightin’ with your head for a change.”
― Harper Lee

“Most people are, Scout, when you finally see them.”
― Harper Lee

“I was born good but had grown progressively worse every year.”
― Harper Lee

“Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”
― Harper Lee

“Things are always better in the morning.”
― Harper Lee

“People in their right minds never take pride in their talents.”
Harper Lee quotes

“If there’s just one kind of folks, why can’t they get along with each other? If they’re all alike, why do they go out of their way to despise each other? Scout, I think I’m beginning to understand something. I think I’m beginning to understand why Boo Radley’s stayed shut up in the house all this time. It’s because he wants to stay inside.”
― Harper Lee

“The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.”
― Harper Lee

“There are some men in this world who are born to do our unpleasant jobs for us. Your father’s one of them.”
― Harper Lee

“Courage is not a man with a gun in his hand. It’s knowing you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.”
― Harper Lee

“When a child asks you something, answer him, for goodness sake. But don’t make a production of it. Children are children, but they can spot an evasion faster than adults, and evasion simply muddles ’em.”
― Harper Lee

“It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived.”
― Harper Lee

“I think there’s just one kind of folks. Folks.”
― Harper Lee

“A man can condemn his enemies, but it’s wiser to know them.”
Harper Lee

“They’ve done it before and they’ll do it again and when they do it — seems that only the children weep. Good night.”
― Harper Lee

“Before I can live with other folks I’ve got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.”
― Harper Lee

“As you grow up, always tell the truth, do no harm to others, and don’t think you are the most important being on earth. Rich or poor, you then can look anyone in the eye and say, ‘I’m probably no better than you, but I’m certainly your equal.”
Harper Lee quotes

“Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.”
― Harper Lee

“Pass the damn ham, please.”
― Harper Lee

“We’re paying the highest tribute you can pay a man. We trust him to do right. It’s that simple.”
― Harper Lee

“It’s never an insult to be called what somebody thinks is a bad name. It just shows you how poor that person is, it doesn’t hurt you.”
― Harper Lee

“As a reader I loathe introductions…Introductions inhibit pleasure, they kill the joy of anticipation, they frustrate curiosity.”
― Harper Lee

“Bad language is a stage all children go through, and it dies with time when they learn they’re not attracting attention with it.”
― Harper Lee

“Ladies in bunches always filled me with vague apprehension and a firm desire to be elsewhere.”
― Harper Lee

“There are just some kind of men who-who’re so busy worrying about the next world they’ve never learned to live in this one, and you can look down the street and see the results.”
― Harper Lee

“As you grow older, you’ll see white men cheat black men every day of your life, but let me tell you something and don’t you forget it—whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he comes from, that white man is trash”
― Harper Lee

“Any writer worth his salt writes to please himself…It’s a self-exploratory operation that is endless. An exorcism of not necessarily his demon, but of his divine discontent.”
― Harper Lee

“They’re certainly entitled to think that, and they’re entitled to full respect for their opinions… but before I can live with other folks I’ve got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.”
― Harper Lee