Eighty-six years ago today Anne Frank was born to Jewish parents. Today, the story of her short life still stands as one of the most inspirational.

The young girl would experience unspeakable horrors and sadness before she died at age 15 in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

Her experiences, which she recorded in her diary that has been widely published, chronicle her family’s time in hiding from the Nazis, according to The Anne Frank House. Three days after her last diary entry, her family was betrayed and sent to a concentration camp where they later died.

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While her story is tragic, the young girl was extremely hopeful for the future, which can teach us all something about living life to the fullest.

Browse the 10 quotes below for a dose of inspiration to help make a difference in the world.

“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.”

“How noble and good everyone could be if, every evening before falling asleep, they were to recall to their minds the events of the while day and consider exactly what has been good and bad. Then, without realizing it you try to improve yourself at the start of each new day.”

“Those who have courage and faith shall never perish in misery.”

“How lovely to think that no one need wait a moment, we can start now, start slowly changing the world!”

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

“Riches, prestige, everything can be lost. But the happiness in your heart can only be dimmed; it will always be there as long as you live, to make you happy again.”

“Whoever is happy will make others happy too.”

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

“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.“


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Shelby Slade is a writer for Deseret News National. Email: sslade@deseretdigital.com, Twitter: shelbygslade.