9 Princess Diana Quotes to Inspire You to Be a Better Person

The 'People's Princess' used her power and popularity to help others.

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Through empathy, compassion and kindness, Princess Diana won the hearts of people around the world. That’s why the Princess of Wales was often recognized as the “People’s Princess.”

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However, the British royalty was more than just a princess. Dedicating most of her life’s work to helping others, Diana was a humanitarian, a role model and a loving mother. Highly recognized for her work helping AIDS victims and her involvement to ban landmines, she went above and beyond when it came to raising awareness and helping others.

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While the passionate leader’s presence is missed, her legacy continues to live on, and there are many lessons to learn from the caring human being. From kindness to courage and fulfillment, here are nine Princess Diana quotes that will make you a better person.


On leadership

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


On empowerment

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

On kindness

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

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On being unique

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

On courage

“Two things stand like stone: Kindness in another’s trouble, courage in your own.” -- Princess Diana

On caring for ourselves

"Everyone of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves." -- Princess Diana

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On fulfillment

"People think that at the end of the day a man is the only answer. Actually, a fulfilling job is better for me." -- Princess Diana

On passion

“Only do what your heart tells you.” -- Princess Diana

On life

"Life is just a journey." -- Princess Diana
Rose Leadem
Rose Leadem is a freelance writer for Entrepreneur.com. 

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