Quotation of the week

Amelia Mary Earheart headshot wearing a white leather flying cap. Photo: U.S. public domain, source: https://www.ameliaearhart.com/photos/Photo: U.S. public domain, source: Ameliaearhart.com

This section of the site will show some random quotations in future. To start with a person with entrepreneurial mindset and can do attitude, I decided to go with Amelia Mary Earhart, born July 24, 1897; disappeared July 2, 1937. Earhart was an American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She received the United States Distinguished Flying Cross for this accomplishment.

“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.“

“There’s more to life than being a passenger.”

She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences.

“Adventure is worthwhile in itself.”

“Everyone has oceans to fly, if they have the heart to do it. Is it reckless? Maybe. But what do dreams know of boundaries?“

During an attempt to make a circumnavigational flight of the globe in 1937 in a Purdue-funded Lockheed Model 10-E Electra, Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island. Fascination with her life, career, and disappearance continues to this day.

“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.”

“Worry retards reaction and makes clear-cut decisions impossible.”

“Preparation, I have often said, is rightly two-thirds of any venture.”

“The most effective way to do it, is to do it.”

“Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.”

“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.”

She was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots. In 1935, Earhart became a visiting faculty member at Purdue University as an advisor to aeronautical engineering and a career counselor to women students. She was also a member of the National Woman's Party and an early supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment.

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

Last, but not least two of my favorites.

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

”Never interrupt someone doing something you said couldn’t be done.“