Amelia Earhart

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Amelia Mary Earhart (24 July 1897, Atchison, Kansas - missing from 2 July 1937, western Pacific ocean), daughter of Edwin and Amy Earhart, was an American aviator and noted early female pilot who mysteriously disappeared over the Pacific Ocean during a circumnavigational flight in 1937.

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  • Ours is the commencement of a flying age, and I am happy to have popped into existence at a period so interesting.
    • 20 Hrs 40 Mins (1928)

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  • Courage is the price life exacts for peace.
  • Flying may not be all plain sailing, but the fun of it is worth the price.
  • Adventure is worthwhile in itself.
  • Better do a good deed near at home than go far away to burn incense.
  • No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another. Good example is followed. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.
  • The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one's appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship.
  • The most effective way to do it, is to do it.
  • Anticipation, I suppose, sometimes exceeds realization
  • ...decide...whether or not the goal is worth the risks involved. If it is, stop worrying....
  • After midnight the moon set and I was alone with the stars. I have often said that the lure of flying is the lure of beauty, and I need no other flight to convince me that the reason flyers fly, whether they know it or not, is the esthetic appeal of flying.
  • I lay no claim to advancing scientific data other than advancing flying knowledge. I can only say that I do it because I want to.
  • Worry retards reaction and makes clear-cut decisions impossible.
  • The stars seemed near enough to touch and never before have I seen so many. I always believed the lure of flying is the lure of beauty, but I was sure of it that night.
  • The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.
  • One of my favorite phobias is that girls, especially those whose tastes aren't routine, often don't get a fair break... It has come down through the generations, an inheritance of age-old customs which produced the corollary that women are bred to timidity.
  • Preparation, I have often said, is rightly two-thirds of any venture.
  • The field was wet, the lane was wet and the spirits of my mechanic and helper were damp.
  • My ambition is to have this wonderful gift produce practical results for the future of commercial flying and for the women who may want to fly tomorrow's planes.
  • The woman who can create her own job is the woman who will win fame and fortune." "It is far easier to start something than it is to finish it.
  • The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one's appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship.
  • The soul’s dominion? Each time we make a choice, we pay with courage to behold restless day and count it fair
  • Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others.
  • ...now and then women should do for themselves what men have already done - occasionally what men have not done--thereby establishing themselves as persons, and perhaps encouraging other women toward greater independence of thought and action. Some such consideration was a contributing reason for my wanting to do what I so much wanted to do.
  • In my life I had come to realize that when things were going very well indeed it was just the time to anticipate trouble. And, conversely, I learned from pleasant experience that at the most despairing crisis, when all looked sour beyond words, some delightful "break" was apt to lurk just around the corner.
  • Never interrupt someone doing something you said couldn't be done.
  • No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another. Good example is followed. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.
  • Never do things others can do and will do, if there are things others cannot do or will not do.
  • The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one's appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship.

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