We said goodbye to her 20 years ago, but Princess Diana's advice and observations instantly evoke her candor and compassion. Click through for 25 prime examples.
"Carry out random acts of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day, someone might do the same for you."
On Human Potential
"Everyone needs to be valued. Everyone has the potential to give something back."
On What She Was Like Growing Up
"I was a rebel, I always did the dares, I always did the opposite of everyone else. I wasn't academically interested at all. I just wanted to be with people and have fun and look after people."
On Her Approach to Life
"I like to be a free spirit. Some don't like that, but that's the way I am."
Diana's Guiding Principle
"Only do what your heart tells you."
On Her Unusual Marriage
"I was brought up with the sense that when you get engaged to someone, you loved them."
On What She Really Wanted
"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."
On the Way She Saw Her Role
"I knew what my job was; it was to go out and meet the people and love them."
On the People She Was Drawn To
"I'm much closer to the people at the bottom than the people at the top, and the latter won't forgive me for it."
On the Need for Love
"I think the biggest disease the world suffers from in this day and age is the disease of people feeling unloved."
On Going Her Own Way
"I was 'a problem.' And they registered Diana as 'a problem.' She's different; she's doing everything that we never did."
"A mother's arms are more comforting than anyone else's."
On Her Sons
"I live for my sons. I would be lost without them."
On Being a Princess
"Being a princess isn't all it's cracked up to be."
Diana's Advice to Her Sons
"If you find someone you love in your life, then hang on to that love."
On Making Up Her Own Rules
"I don't go by the rule book ... I lead from the heart, not the head."
On What's Wrong With the World
"The greatest problem in the world today is intolerance. Everyone is so intolerant of each other."
On Striking a Balance
"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?"
On What Makes Her Happy
"Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to help the most vulnerable people in society. It is a goal and an essential part of my life—a kind of destiny. Whoever is in distress can call on me. I will come running, wherever they are."
On Expressing Love and Affection
"Hugs can do great amounts of good—especially for children."
"When you are happy, you can forgive a great deal."
"Family is the most important thing in the world."
"HIV does not make people dangerous to know, so you can shake their hands and give them a hug: Heaven knows they need it."
"Anywhere I see suffering, that is where I want to be, doing what I can."
"I'd like to be a queen in people's hearts"
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