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Amelia Earhart, maybe the world's third most famous aviator (trailing only both of the Wright brothers), was born in raised in Atchison, Kansas in 1897. She was the daughter of a German American and the daughter of a powerful federal judge and president of a local bank – and was named after both of her grandmothers. A free spirit almost since the day she was born, early family correspondence and some surviving diaries describe a young Amelia that was a little tomboy – a girl absolutely fascinated with adventure, the outdoors, and her own imagination.In 1904 with the help of one of her uncles she created her own backyard roller coaster ramp that allowed her to launch a small wagon into the air – and so began her love and almost obsession with flight. Seeing her first airplane at the age of 10, she showed little to no fear of jumping into an airplane at such a young age and had her first ride at the Iowa State Fair. Years later, at the Canadian National Exposition in Toronto, she had an experience with a World War I pilot that changed the course of history forever. She fell in love with modern aviation from that moment on, and committed to becoming a pilot herself. Saving the $1000 for flying lessons, she started her aviation career in 1921 and subsequently set numerous world records and became a major promoter for early aviation. During a flight around the world in 1937 she lost communication with the world, and the disappearance and location of Amelia Earhart is still one of human history's greatest mysteries.

Please know that I am aware of the hazards. I want to do it because I want to do it. Women
must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge
to others.
Amelia Earhart

Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace. The soul that knows it not, knows no
release
from little things, knows not the livid loneliness of fear.
Amelia Earhart

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.
Amelia Earhart

No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another. Good example is
followed.
Amelia Earhart

Women must pay for everything. They do get more glory than men for comparable feats, But,
they
also get more notoriety when they crash.
Amelia Earhart

Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a
challenge to others.
Amelia Earhart

Worry retards reaction and makes clear-cut decisions impossible.
Amelia Earhart

Everyone has ocean's to fly, if they have the heart to do it. Is it reckless? Maybe - but what
do dreams know of boundaries?
Amelia Earhart

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.
Amelia Earhart

Never interrupt someone doing something you said couldn't be done.
Amelia Earhart

Adventure is worthwhile in itself.
Amelia Earhart

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.
Amelia Earhart

Anticipation, I suppose, sometimes exceeds realization.
Amelia Earhart

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.
Amelia Earhart

I want to do something useful in the world.
Amelia Earhart

Preparation, I have often said, is rightly two-thirds of any venture.
Amelia Earhart

Being alone is scary, but not as scary as feeling alone in a relationship.
Amelia Earhart

Better do a good deed near at home than go far away to burn incense.
Amelia Earhart

Experiment! Meet new people. That's better than any college education.
Amelia Earhart

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.
Amelia Earhart

Flying may not be all plain sailing, but the fun of it is worth the price.
Amelia Earhart

The most effective way to do it is to do it.
Amelia Earhart