Amelia Earhart

American aviation pioneer and author

Lived from: 1897-1939

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Amelia Earhart

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    The effect of having other interests beyond those domestic works well. 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.
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    Adventure is worthwhile.
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    Better do a good deed near at home than go far away to burn incense.
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    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.
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    Flying might not be all plain sailing, but the fun of it is worth the price.
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    In soloing - as in other activities - it is far easier to start something than it is to finish it.
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    Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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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    The woman who can create her own job is the woman who will win fame and fortune.
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    There are two kinds of stones, as everyone knows, one of which rolls.
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    There is so much that must be done in a civilized barbarism like war.
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    Women must pay for everything. They do get more glory than men for comparable feats, But, they also get more notoriety when they crash.
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    Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail their failure must be but a challenge to others.
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