21 Inspiring Princess Diana Quotes in Honor of the 25th Anniversary of Her Passing

We can’t believe it’s been 25 years since Princess Diana tragically passed away in a car accident.

Since then, her two children—Prince William and Prince Harry—have done their best to carry on her legacy. The same can be said for Princess Diana’s brother, Charles Spencer, who posted a heartfelt tribute on social media in honor of the emotional anniversary of her death. The historian shared a photo of flowers and postcards that were left at Althorp House, Diana’s childhood home and final resting place.

Let’s celebrate the Princess of Wales by looking back at the 21 most meaningful (and sometimes funny) Princess Diana quotes.


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

2. “The biggest disease this day and age is that of people feeling unloved.”

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

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


5. “I like to be a free spirit. Some don’t like that, but that’s the way I am.”

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

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7. “Helping people in need is a good and essential part of my life, a kind of destiny.”

8. “They say it is better to be poor and happy than rich and miserable, but how about a compromise like moderately rich and just moody?”


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

10. “Hugs can do great amounts of good—especially for children.”

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11. “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.”

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


13. “Only do what your heart tells you.”

14. “If men had to have babies, they would only ever have one each.”

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15. “If you find someone you love in your life, then hang on to that love.”

16. “The kindness and affection from the public have carried me through some of the most difficult periods, and always your love and affection have eased the journey.”


17. “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.”

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

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19. “It’s vital that the monarchy keeps in touch with the people. It’s what I try and do.”

20. “I live for my sons. I would be lost without them.”

21. “I’d like to be a queen in peoples’ hearts.”

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