20 of Princess Diana's Most Memorable Quotes

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These days, Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle are all carrying on the legacy of Princess Diana's generous work and big-hearted philanthropy. Those who remember her know all too well that Princess Diana was a woman of action, but she also spoke eloquently about the issues that mattered to her.

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Over the course of her life, which was cut far too short when she was just 36 years old in 1997, the Princess of Wales shared with the world countless empowering quotes. The way Diana fought for the life she wanted cemented her legacy as the feminist icon we admire so much today. Much like her actions, her words reflected her core beliefs.

Whether she was talking about relationships, charity, family, tolerance, or royal traditions, Princess Diana made quite the impression by being both outspoken and awe-inspiring. It's no surprise that her sons feel, to this day, that it is an honor to follow in her footsteps. As Prince Harry said on the Telegraph reporter Bryony Gordon’s Mad World podcast in 2017. “What my mother believed is the fact that you are in a position of privilege or a position of responsibility and if you can put your name to something that you genuinely believe in…then you can smash any stigma you want.”

Keep reading for 20 favorite Diana quotes. They're sure to inspire. 

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