Princess Diana's Most Inspirational Quotes: She's Been Gone For Over Twenty Years, But Her Legacy Lives On

Date February 2, 2018

Diana, Princess of Wales, popularly called Princess Diana, died in a car crash in August 1997 at the age of 36.

Over two decades after her death, she's still the beloved Princess of the People. As we continue to remember her in our hearts, we take a look at her quotes and the principles she lived by during her lifetime.

Princess Diana: the People's Princess.

Lady Diana Spencer born in 196,  became Diana, Princess of Wales in 1981 when she got married to Prince Charles. Theirs was a fairytale wedding with an amazing wedding gown, carriage horses and everything a dream wedding could be.

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After her marriage, she quickly became the most loved member of the Royal family due to her down to earth personality and her charity works. Princess Diana worked with children, Aids victims, and homeless people. Despite being Royalty, Princess Diana touched and shook hands with just about anybody and she also encouraged her sons to live a normal life.

Her marriage to Prince Charles hit the rocks in 1992 and the couple finally got divorced in 1996. Even after her divorce, she continued her charity works even walking on a landmine in Bosnia as a call to ban the use of the device.

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Her various charity works and heart for the people led to her been dubbed 'Princess of the People'. She died in a car crash on August 31, 1997, while driving through a tunnel in Paris.

Most inspirational Princess Diana quotes.

Throughout her lifetime, Princess Diana had a heart for the people. She used her status as Princess to affect the lives of those in need. As we remember her even today, we take a look at her most inspiring quotes.

About acts of kindness, she says:

Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you – (Princess Diana)

The Princess of Wales was all about family as she had this to say:

Family is the most important thing in the world – (Princess Diana)

Coming from her caring heart, Princess Diana says:

Everyone of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves – (Princess Diana)

Princess Diana had this to say about the magic of hugs:

Hugs can do great amounts of good – especially for children – (Princess Diana)

And about love, she says:

If you find someone you love in your life, then hang on to that love – (Princess Diana)

The people's Princess shared her thoughts on forgiveness:

When you are happy you can forgive a great deal – (Princess Diana)

For Princess Diana, it's not all about fame and wealth as she said this:

I don’t want expensive gifts; I don’t want to be bought. I have everything I want. I just want someone to be there for me, to make me feel safe and secure – (Princess Diana)

This must be her favorite quote as she truly lived by it in her lifetime.

Helping people in need is a good and essential part of my life, a kind of destiny.– (Princess Diana)

Other notable quotes include:

I don’t go by the rulebook; I lead from the heart, not the head. – (Princess Diana)

Life is just a journey. – (Princess Diana)

Only do what your heart tells you. – (Princess Diana)

The Princess of Wales did a great deal of good in her lifetime and even now that she's gone, her legacy still lives on.

1. Lady Diana Spencer in June 1981, while she was engaged to Prince Charles.

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2. Diana, Princess of Wales during her visit to Melbourne in 1988.

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3. Diana, Princess of Wales.


4. Princess Diana, her husband Prince Charles and their two sons: Prince William and Prince Harry in 1986.

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5. Princess Diana during a visit to Egypt.

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6. The Prince and Princess of Wales at their honeymoon cruise in 1981.

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7. Princess Diana: Queen of the people.


20-year death anniversary: a tribute to Princess Diana

For her 20-year death anniversary, Prince William and Prince Harry erected a statue of their mother at the garden of her former residence at Kensington Palace.

However, the Royals are not the only ones paying tribute to Princess Diana. The late Princess of Wales was greatly loved by all, and they all paid tributes to her in their own way.

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Truly the People's Princess; she is missed but her legacy continues.

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Princess Diana Inspirational Quotes