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15 Inspiring Amelia Earhart Quotes to Help You Take Flight

Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She disappeared in 1937 while attempting a round-the-world flight. Her life (and disappearance) continue to attract great interest and speculation to this day. Today is her birthday, which is celebrated as Amelia Earhart day. In addition to being a pioneer in aviation, she also published bestselling books about her flights and experiences. 

 

Via Tenor

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“Never interrupt someone doing something you said couldn’t be done.”

 


 

“Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace, the soul that knows it not, knows no release from little things.”

 


 

“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.”

 


 

“Everyone has oceans to fly, if they have the heart to do it. Is it reckless? Maybe. But what do dreams know of boundaries?”

 


 

“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.”

 


 

“Experiment! Meet new people. That’s better than any college education . . . By adventuring; about, you become accustomed to the unexpected. The unexpected then becomes what it really is . . . the inevitable.” 

 


 

“The most effective way to do it is to do it.” 

 


 

“Some of us have great runways already built for us. If you have one, take off. But if you don’t have one, realize it is your responsibility to grab a shovel and build one for yourself and for those who will follow after you.”

 


 

“You haven’t seen a tree until you’ve seen its shadow from the sky.”

 


 

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

 


 

“Perhaps I have something of a chip on my shoulder when it comes to modern feminine education. Often youngsters are sadly miscast. I have known girls who should be tinkering with mechanical things instead of making dresses, and boys who would do better at cooking than engineering.”

 


 

“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.”

 


 

“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.”

 

 

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