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The 14 Most Inspiring Quotes from Princess Diana

Princess Diana won the hearts of people around the world with her grace, compassion and generosity. We remember the Princess of Wales through her most powerful words.

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On human dignity

“Everyone needs to be valued. Everyone has the potential to give something back.”

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On giving back

“Anywhere I see suffering, that is where I want to be, doing what I can.”

Here are 13 times Princess Diana’s body language told the whole story.

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On compassion

“Everyone of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves.”

Find out the true story behind Princess Diana’s famous dance with John Travolta.

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On family

“Family is the most important thing in the world.”

Don’t miss these rarely seen shots of Princess Diana and Prince Harry.

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On improving our world

“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.”

Here’s how Diana spent the final weeks of her life.

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On love

“If you find someone you love in life, you must hang onto it, and look after it, and if you were lucky enough to find someone who loved you, then you must protect it.”

Find out 40 little-known facts about the wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana.

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On world issues

“I think the biggest disease the world suffers from in this day and age is the disease of people feeling unloved.”

Find out about the letter the Queen wrote after Princess Diana’s death.

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On her purpose

“Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to help the most vulnerable people in society. It is a good and essential part of my life, a kind of destiny.”

These are the things we still don’t know about Princess Diana’s death.

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On being a royal

“I’d like to be a queen in people’s hearts, but I don’t see myself being queen of this country.”

Here’s the real reason Princess Diana gave that infamous interview to BBC’s Panorama.

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On raising her sons

“I want my boys to have an understanding of people’s emotions, their insecurities, people’s distress, and their hopes and dreams.”

Here’s why William and Harry are haunted by their final conversation with Princess Diana.

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On happiness

“When you are happy, you can forgive a great deal.”

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On her personality

“I am a free spirit. Some don’t like that but that’s who I am.”

Discover 10 things most people don’t know about Princess Diana.

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On success

“People think that at the end of the day a man is the only answer. Actually, a fulfilling job is better for me.”

Find out how Prince Harry coped with Princess Diana’s death.

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On her leadership

“I don’t go by the rule book… I lead from the heart, not the head.”

Next, take a look back at 30 rarely seen photos of young Diana.

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