Amelia Earhart was born on July 24, 1897. She was the first woman and second person to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and blazed trails both on the ground and in the sky for women. She was also an author and an activist. I was reminded of her awesomeness when I saw her plane and an exhibit about her at the Air and Space Museum on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. earlier this month.
In honor of her birthday, here are some quotes from her that I found inspirational and good to pass along to my teen.
“You know the more one does the more one can do.”
“A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.”
“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.”
“Anticipation, I suppose, sometimes exceeds realization.”
“Preparation, I have often said, is rightly two-thirds of any venture.”
“It is far easier to start something than it is to finish it.”
“The most effective way to do it is to do it.”
“The woman who can create her own job is the woman who will win fame and fortune.”
“There’s more to life than being a passenger.”
“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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