Amelia Earhart quotes
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
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.
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.
No kind action ever stops with itself.
One kind action leads to another. Good example is
must pay for everything. They do get more glory than men for comparable feats, But,
they also get more notoriety when
like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be
challenge to others.
Worry retards reaction
and makes clear-cut decisions impossible.
Everyone has ocean's to fly, if they have the heart to do it. Is it reckless? Maybe - but
do dreams know of boundaries?
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
Never interrupt someone
doing something you said couldn't be done.
Adventure is worthwhile in itself.
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
Anticipation, I suppose, sometimes exceeds realization.
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.
I want to do something useful in the world.
Preparation, I have often said, is rightly
two-thirds of any venture.
Being alone is
scary, but not as scary as feeling alone in a relationship.
Better do a good deed near at home than go far
away to burn incense.
Experiment! Meet new people. That's better than any college education.
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.
Flying may not be all plain sailing, but the fun
of it is worth the price.
most effective way to do it is to do it.