I Can Feel the Suffering of Millions

Anne Frank

I can feel the suffering of millions
and yet, if I look up into the heavens,
I think it will all come right,
and that this cruelty too will end,
and that peace and tranquility will return again.
In the meantime,
I must uphold my ideals,
for perhaps the time will come
when I shall be able to carry them out.

from The Diary of Anne Frank in Day by Day, ed. Chaim Stern (Beacon Press)