5 Life Lessons We Learned From Diana, Princess of Wales

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Princess Diana during a visit to Egypt. Getty

With her timeless beauty, elegance, and compassion that won the hearts of people the world over, it’s no surprise that Princess Diana is still a source of inspiration 20 years after her tragic death on August 31, 1997. In addition to her grace and generosity, the People’s Princess also had wit and wisdom. Here, to celebrate what would have been her 59th birthday on July 1, we remember her most memorable quotes to live by.

On random acts of 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.”

On her job:

“I knew what my job was; it was to go out and meet the people, and love them.”

On family:

“I will fight for my children on any level so they can reach their potential as human beings and in their public duties.”

On following rules:

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

On caring:

“Every one of us needs to show how much we care for each other, and in the process, care for ourselves.”

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