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52 Inspiring Amelia Earhart Quotes (COURAGEOUS)

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Top 13 Amelia Earhart Quotes to Inspire You to Soar to Greater Height

“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.”

Amelia Earhart
Use your fear, it can take you to the place where you store your courage.
Use your fear, it can take you to the place where you store your courage.
Never interrupt someone doing something you said couldn’t be done.
Never interrupt someone doing something you said couldn’t be done.
Everyone has oceans to fly, if they have the heart to do it. Is it reckless? Maybe. But what do dreams know of boundaries? - Amelia Earheart
Everyone has oceans to fly, if they have the heart to do it. Is it reckless? Maybe. But what do dreams know of boundaries?
A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.
A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.
Anticipation, I suppose, sometimes exceeds realization.
Anticipation, I suppose, sometimes exceeds realization.

“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.”

Amelia Earhart
Flying may not be all plain sailing, but the fun of it is worth the price.
Flying may not be all plain sailing, but the fun of it is worth the price.
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.
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.
Decide... whether or not the goal is worth the risks involved. If it is, stop worrying.
Decide… whether or not the goal is worth the risks involved. If it is, stop worrying.
Preparation, I have often said, is rightly two-thirds of any venture.
Preparation, I have often said, is rightly two-thirds of any venture.
Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.
Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.

“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.”

Amelia Earhart

39 Deeply Encouraging & Highly Motivational Amelia Earhart Quotes

“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.”

Amelia Earhart
The most effective way to do it, is to do it.
The most effective way to do it, is to do it.
There’s more to life than being a passenger.
There’s more to life than being a passenger.
I lay no claim to advancing scientific data other than advancing flying knowledge. I can only say that I do it because I want to.
I lay no claim to advancing scientific data other than advancing flying knowledge. I can only say that I do it because I want to.
Never do things others can do and will do if there are things others cannot do or will not do.
Never do things others can do and will do if there are things others cannot do or will not do.
Worry retards reaction and makes clear-cut decisions impossible.
Worry retards reaction and makes clear-cut decisions impossible.

“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.”

Amelia Earhart
Better do a good deed near at home than go far away to burn incense.
Better do a good deed near at home than go far away to burn incense.
When a great adventure is offered, you don't refuse it.
When a great adventure is offered, you don’t refuse it.
The field was wet, the lane was wet, and the spirits of my mechanic and helper were damp.
The field was wet, the lane was wet, and the spirits of my mechanic and helper were damp.
To worry is to add another hazard.
To worry is to add another hazard.
The woman who can create her own job is the woman who will win fame and fortune.
The woman who can create her own job is the woman who will win fame and fortune.
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.
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.

“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.”

Amelia Earhart
Human crises have a way of happening at inconvenient times.
Human crises have a way of happening at inconvenient times.
Adventure is worthwhile in itself.
Adventure is worthwhile in itself.
My 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.
My 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.
I believe that a girl should not do what she thinks she should do, but should find out through experience what she wants to do.
I believe that a girl should not do what she thinks she should do, but should find out through experience what she wants to do.
Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others.
Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others.

“One 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.”

Amelia Earhart
The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.
The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.
No borders, just horizons – only freedom.
No borders, just horizons – only freedom.
As soon as we left the ground, I knew I had to fly.
As soon as we left the ground, I knew I had to fly.
You know the more one does the more one can do.
You know the more one does the more one can do.
The soul that knows it not, knows no release from little things.
The soul that knows it not, knows no release from little things.

“In aviation as a whole, women are outnumbered forty to one, but I feel that more will gain admittance as a greater number knock at the door. If and when you knock at the door, it might be well to bring an axe along; you may have to chop your way through.”

Amelia Earhart
If enough of us keep trying, we'll get someplace.
If enough of us keep trying, we’ll get someplace.
Surely we must have something more to contribute to marriage than our bodies.
Surely we must have something more to contribute to marriage than our bodies.
You haven’t seen a tree until you’ve seen its shadow from the sky.
You haven’t seen a tree until you’ve seen its shadow from the sky.
In soloing – as in other activities, it is far easier to start something than it is to finish it.
In soloing – as in other activities, it is far easier to start something than it is to finish it.
I wasn’t brave, I just didn’t have time to be scared.
I wasn’t brave, I just didn’t have time to be scared.

“Times 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.”

Amelia Earhart
Women will gain economic justice by proving themselves in all lines of endeavor, not by having laws passed for them.
Women will gain economic justice by proving themselves in all lines of endeavor, not by having laws passed for them.
I can think of lots of things worse than never getting married, and one of the worst is being married to a man who tied you down.
I can think of lots of things worse than never getting married, and one of the worst is being married to a man who tied you down.
Being alone is scary, but not as scary as feeling alone in a relationship.
Being alone is scary, but not as scary as feeling alone in a relationship.
Step out! Try the job you are interested in! Use the talents which give you joy! There’s plenty of time.
Step out! Try the job you are interested in! Use the talents which give you joy! There’s plenty of time.
The most difficult thing is the decision to act!
The most difficult thing is the decision to act!
It is best to begin at the beginning.
It is best to begin at the beginning.
The soul’s dominion? Each time we make a choice, we pay with courage to behold restless day and count it fair.
The soul’s dominion? Each time we make a choice, we pay with courage to behold restless day and count it fair.

Amelia Earhart Short Biography

Born on 24 July 1897 in Atchison, Kansas, U.S., Amelia Mary Earhart was the most famous aviatrix of all time. She was the first American aviation pioneer who flew solo across the Atlantic Ocean and had many other aviation records under her belt.

Sadly, she mysteriously disappeared on 2 July 1937 while flying over the Pacific Ocean (presumed dead on January 5, 1939).

Growing up, Amelia Earhart wasn’t a girly girl, she preferred basketball, climbing trees, and shooting rats with a 22 rifle.

On 28 December 1920, she attended an airshow where she tasted her first taste of the sky and got hooked into aviation… thanks to pilot Frank Hawks.

“By the time I had got two or three hundred feet off the ground, I knew I had to fly.”

Amelia Earhart

After that day, Amelia Earhart ‘needed to fly’ and 6 days later – in early 1921 – she took her first flying lessons and the rest is history.

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