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Amelia Earhart

  • American aviator
  • Born July 24, 1898
  • Died July 2, 1937

Amelia Mary Earhart (, born July 24, 1897; disappeared July 2, 1937) was an American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She received the United States Distinguished Flying Cross for this accomplishment. She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots. In 1935, Earhart became a visiting faculty member at Purdue University as an advisor to aeronautical engineering and a career counselor to women students.


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.




Obviously I faced the possibility of not returning when first I considered going. Once faced and settled there really wasn't any good reason to refer to it.




In soloing - as in other activities - it is far easier to start something than it is to finish it.




Adventure is worthwhile in itself.




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.




Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.




Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail their failure must be but a challenge to others.




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




The most effective way to do it, is to do it.




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




There are two kinds of stones, as everyone knows, one of which rolls.




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




I want to do it because I want to do it.




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 a challenge to others.




Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.




There is so much that must be done in a civilized barbarism like war.




The woman who can create her own job is the woman who will win fame and fortune.




Never do things others can do and will do if there are things others cannot do or will not do.




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



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