With these Princess Diana quotes, consider your faith in humanity restored.
Princess Diana was born Diana Frances Spencer on 1 July 1961. She attracted international attention upon her engagement to Prince Charles, eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II, on February 1981. They got married on July 29, 1981, making her Princess of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, Duchess of Rothesay, and Countess of Chester. She also gave birth to two sons — the princes William and Harry.
During her time as Princess of Wales, she performed her royal duties on behalf of the Queen. She became highly respected for her active involvements in several charities, including London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital. She was also a staunch supporter of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. Her advocacies to help people with HIV/AIDS, cancer, and mental illness further earned her the world’s admiration.
Her marriage to Prince Charles ended in divorce in 1996. She died in a car crash the following year, where her death was mourned by the whole world. From her engagement to the Prince of Wales up until her death, Princess Diana was a huge presence on the international stage. Her noble heart greatly manifested in the comfort she gave to the sick and the dying. Her brilliance, charisma, and compassion made her an iconic figure, the “People’s Princess”, as most would say.
Here are 30 Princess Diana quotes to inspire you to live with compassion, always.
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
I touch people. I think everyone needs that. Placing a hand on a friend’s face means making contact. – Princess Diana
I’d like to be a queen in people’s hearts. – Princess Diana
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. – Princess Diana
Anywhere I see suffering, that is where I want to be, doing what I can. – Princess Diana
You can’t comfort the afflicted with afflicting the comfortable. – Princess Diana
I think the biggest disease the world suffers from in this day and age is the disease of people feeling unloved. I know that I can give love for a minute, for half an hour, for a day, for a month, but I can give. I am very happy to do that, I want to do that. – Princess Diana
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? – Princess Diana
When you are happy you can forgive a great deal. – Princess Diana
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. – Princess Diana
The greatest problem in the world today is intolerance. Everyone is so intolerant of each other. – Princess Diana
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
Everyone needs to be valued. Everyone has the potential to give something back
I knew that something profound was coming my way and I was just treading water, waiting for it. I didn’t know what it was. But I knew I was different from my friends in where I was going. – Princess Diana
Hugs can do great amounts of good – especially for children. – Princess Diana
I want my boys to have an understanding of people’s emotions, their insecurities, people’s distress, and their hopes and dreams. – Princess Diana
I am not a political figure, I am a humanitarian figure, always was, always will be. – Princess Diana
Is it a weakness that I lead from my heart and not my head? – Princess Diana
I want to walk into a room, be it a hospital for the dying or a hospital for the sick children. I want to do, not just to be. – Princess Diana
Helping people in need is a good and essential part of my life. – Princess Diana
Two things stand like stone: Kindness in another’s trouble, courage in your own. – Princess Diana
I wear my heart on my sleeve. – Princess Diana
Everyone of us needs to show how much we care for each other, and in the process care for ourselves. – Princess Diana
I knew what my job was; it was to go out and meet the people and love them. – Princess Diana
Family is the most important thing in the world. – Princess Diana
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
Being a princess isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. – Princess Diana
Only do what your heart tells you. – Princess Diana
I like to be a free spirit. Some don’t like that, but that’s the way I am. – Princess Diana
HIV does not make people dangerous to know, so you can shake their hands and give them a hug: Heaven knows they need it. – Princess Diana
Spread the power of kindness with these 30 Princess Diana quotes.