How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
No one has ever become poor by giving.
Because paper has more patience than people.
Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.
People can tell you to keep your mouth shut, but that doesn’t stop you from having your own opinion.
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.
I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear; my courage is reborn.
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.
I’ve found that there is always some beauty left—in nature, sunshine, freedom, in yourself; these can all help you.
Whoever is happy will make others happy.
In the long run, the sharpest weapon of all is a kind and gentle spirit.
Where there’s hope, there’s life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.
Memories mean more to me than dresses.
I don’t want to have lived in vain like most people. I want to be useful or bring enjoyment to all people, even those I’ve never met. I want to go on living even after my death!
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.
Earning happiness means doing good and working, not speculating and being lazy. Laziness may look inviting, but only work gives you true satisfaction.
Women should be respected as well! Generally speaking, men are held in great esteem in all parts of the world, so why shouldn’t women have their share? Soldiers and war heroes are honoured and commemorated, explorers are granted immortal fame, martyrs are revered, but how many people look upon women too as soldiers? … Women, who struggle and suffer pain to ensure the continuation of the human race, make much tougher and more courageous soldiers than all those big-mouthed freedom-fighting heroes put together!
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 long 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.
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