Amelia Earhart Quotes | Quotes by Amelia Earhart
1When a great adventure is offered, you don't refuse it.
2My 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.
3No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another.
4There is so much that must be done in a civilized barbarism like war.
5Everyone has ocean's to fly, if they have the heart to do it. Is it reckless? Maybe. But what do dreams know of boundaries?
6Obviously 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.
7Decide...whether or not the goal is worth the risks involved. If it is, stop worrying.
8Being alone is scary, but not as scary as feeling alone in a relationship.
9Experiment! Meet new people. That鈥檚 better than any college education . . . By adventuring; about, you become accustomed to the unexpected. The unexpected then becomes what it really is . . . the inevitable.
10The 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.
11The most effective way to do it, is to just do it.
12Better do a good deed near at home than go far away to burn incense.
13The 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.
14I have often said that the lure of flying is the lure of beauty. That the reasons flyers fly, whether they know it or not, is the aesthetic appeal of flying.
15You haven't seen a tree until you've seen its shadow from the sky.
16Too often little attention is paid to individual talent. instead, education goes on dividing people according to their sex, and putting them in little feminine or masculine pigeonholes ... Girls are shielded and sometimes helped so much that they lose initiative and begin to believe the signs 'Girls don't' and 'Girls can't' which mark their paths... Consequently, it seems almost necessary to evolve different methods of instruction for them when they later take up the same subjects.
17Worry retards reaction and makes clear-cut decisions impossible.
18Now and then women should do for themselves what men have already done鈥攐ccasionally what men have not done鈥攖hereby establishing themselves as persons, and perhaps encouraging other women toward greater independence of thought and action.
19The most difficult thing is the decision to act!
20Aviation, this young modern giant, exemplifies the possible relationships of women with the creations of science.
21I'm getting housemaid's knee kneeling here gulping beauty.
22If enough of us keep trying, we'll get someplace.
23Adventure is worthwhile in itself.
24Aviation records don't fall until someone is willing to mortgage the present for the future.
25Women must pay for everything. They do get more glory than men for comparable feats, but, they also get more notoriety when they crash.
26Human crises have a way of happening at inconvenient times.
27Courage 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 Nor mountain heights where bitter joy can hear The sound of wings.
28Never do things others can do and will do if there are things others cannot do or will not do.
29Use your fear... it can take you to the place where you store your courage.
30Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.
31Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; the process is its own reward. Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And if they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others.
32One 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.
33You can do anything you decide to do.
34Some 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.
35In 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.
36The woman who can create her own job is the woman who will win fame and fortune.
37The lure of flying is the lure of beauty.
38I did for the fun of it
39The field was wet, the lane was wet, and the spirits of my mechanic and helper were damp.
40In soloing - as in other activities - it is far easier to start something than it is to finish it.
41The best way to do it, is to do it!
42Anticipation, I suppose, sometimes exceeds realization.
43No borders, just horizons - only freedom.
44Flying might not be all plain sailing, but the fun of it is worth the price.
45Ours is the commencement of a flying age, and I am happy to have popped into existence at a period so interesting.
46The soul's dominion? Each time we make a choice, we pay With courage to behold the restless day, And count it fair.
47A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.
48As soon as we left the ground, I knew I had to fly.
49It is the woman who chooses the man who will choose her.
50The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.
51Times are changing and women need the critical stimulus of competition outside the home. A girl must nowadays believe completely in herself as an individual. She must realize at the outset that a woman must do the same job better than a man to get as much credit for it. She must be aware of the various discriminations , both legal and traditional, against women in the business world.
52No 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.
53There are two kinds of stones, as everyone knows, one of which rolls.
54How can Life grant us boon of living, compensateFor dull grey ugliness and pregnant hateUnless we dareThe soul's dominion? Each time we make a choice, we payWith courage to behold the resistless day,And count it fair.
55The more one does the more one can do.
56To worry is to add another hazard.
57Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others.
58Please let us not interfere with the other's work or play, nor let the world see our private joys or disagreements. In this connection I may have to keep some place where I can go to be myself, now and then, for I cannot guarantee to endure at all times the confinements of even an attractive cage.
59Please 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.
60Trouble in the air is very rare. It is hitting the ground that causes it.
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