Princess Diana
Princess Diana and her companion Dodi Al Fayed died in a car crash in Paris, on 31 AugustReuters

Princess Diana's 18th death anniversary falls on 31 August. The late first wife of Charles, the Prince of Wales, fondly remembered as the 'People's Princess,' and her companion Dodi Al Fayed were killed in a car crash after being chased through Paris by photographers.

Princess Diana is remembered to this date for her active involvement in raising her two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry and dedication to charities, especially HIV and AIDS research, even while her marriage was falling apart.

IBTimes UK has compiled top ten quotes from Princess Diana to remember the great personality.

  • "Call me Diana, not Princess Diana."
    This iconic photo shows Lady Diana Spencer, soon to become the Princess of Wales, showing her wedding gown for the first time, turns as her bridesmaids set her train on arrival at Saint Paul's Cathedral for her wedding to Prince Charles in London, July 29
    This iconic photo shows Lady Diana Spencer, soon to become the Princess of Wales, showing her wedding gown for the first time, as her bridesmaids set her train on arrival at Saint Paul's Cathedral for her wedding to Prince Charles in London, 29 July, 1981REUTERS/Mal Langsdon
  • "Everyone needs to be valued. Everyone has the potential to give something back."
  • "If you find someone you love in your life, then hang on to that love."
  • "I want my boys to have an understanding of people's emotions, their insecurities, people's distress, and their hopes and dreams."
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    Princess Diana holds an Angolan amputee child on her lap in Luanda, Angola, on 15 January 1997 during a visit to help a Red Cross campaign outlaw landmines worldwideReuters
  • "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."
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    Princess Diana holds the hand of a leprosy sufferer during a visit to Anandaban Hospital on 4 March 1993. The Princess of Wales, who was on a four-day visit to Nepal, toured the hospital which is run by Leprosy Mission International based in London, of which the Princess was a patronReuters
  • "Anywhere I see suffering, that is where I want to be, doing what I can."
  • "Family is the most important thing in the world."
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    Princess Diana holds her two sons Prince William, 6, and Prince Harry, 3, (front) as they pose for pictures on 9 August 1987 in Palma de Mallorca, SpainReuters
  • "I knew what my job was; it was to go out and meet the people and love them."
  • "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."
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    Princess Diana cradles a young child stricken with cancer at the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital in Lahore, Pakistan in this 22 February 1997 file photoReuters
  • "HIV does not make people dangerous to know, so you can shake their hands and give them a hug: Heaven knows they need it."