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The 23 Most Inspiring Amelia Earhart Quotes

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Amelia Earhart was an extraordinary woman with a true love for adventure. We can learn a lot from her words.

At a time when most women were confined to domestic roles, Amelia became the first woman to fly a plane across the Atlantic Ocean.

She has inspired millions of women, and helped prove that bravery and ingenuity are not solely possessed by men. Here are some of the most Inspirational quotes from Amelia’s writing and interviews.

The most effective way to do it, is to do it. Amelia Earhart


Never interrupt someone doing something you said couldn’t be done. Amelia Earhart

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. Amelia Earhart

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

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. Amelia Earhart

Theres more to life than being a passenger.

Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others. Amelia Earhart

I want to do it because I want to do it. Amelia Earhart

Never do things others can do and will do if there are things others cannot do or will not do. Amelia Earhart

In soloing – as in other activities – it is far easier to start something than it is to finish it. Amelia Earhart

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

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

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

The fun of it is worth the price. Amelia Earhart

Worry retards reaction and makes clear-cut decisions impossible. Amelia Earhart

Everyone has ocean’s to fly, if they have the heart to do it. Is it reckless? Maybe. But what do dreams know of boundaries? Amelia Earhart


Decide whether or not the goal is worth the risks involved. If it is, stop worrying. Amelia Earhart

The woman who can create her own job is the woman who will win fame and fortune. Amelia Earhart

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

Anticipation, I suppose, sometimes exceeds realization. Amelia Earhart

Better do a good deed near at home than go far away to burn incense. Amelia Earhart

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