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Amelia Earhart

Geburtstag: 24. Juli 1897
Todesdatum: 2. Juli 1937

Amelia Mary Earhart war eine US-amerikanische Flugpionierin und Frauenrechtlerin.

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„Wir sind auf Position 157'- 337. Wir werden uns auf 6210 Kilohertz melden - pardon - auf 6210 Kilohertz empfangen. Wir fliegen hin und her.“

—  Amelia Earhart

2. Juli 1937, letzte Funk-Nachricht, bevor sie über dem Pazifik verschollen war
Original engl.: "We are in a line position of 157'- 337. Will report on 6210 kilocycles. Wait, listen on 6210 kilocycles. We are running north and south."

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

—  Amelia Earhart, buch Last Flight

Letter to her husband George P. Putnam, on the eve of her last flight
Last Flight (1937)
Kontext: 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.

„In soloing—as in other activities—it is far easier to start something than it is to finish it.“

—  Amelia Earhart

20 Hrs., 40 Min. (1928), p. 16
Kontext: In soloing—as in other activities—it is far easier to start something than it is to finish it. Almost every beginner hops off with a whoop of joy, though he is likely to end his flight with something akin to the D. T.'s.

„The time to worry is three months before a flight. Decide then whether or not the goal is worth the risks involved. If it is, stop worrying. To worry is to add another hazard.“

—  Amelia Earhart

Original forward for the writings in Last Flight, as quoted in Lost Star : The Search for Amelia Earhart (1995) by Randall Brink, p. 85
Kontext: The time to worry is three months before a flight. Decide then whether or not the goal is worth the risks involved. If it is, stop worrying. To worry is to add another hazard. It retards reactions, makes one unfit.... Hamlet would have been a bad aviator. He worried too much.

„In my life I had come to realize that when things were going very well indeed it was just the time to anticipate trouble.“

—  Amelia Earhart, buch Last Flight

Quelle: Last Flight (1937), p. 70
Kontext: 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.

„Courage is the price that
Life exacts for granting peace.
The soul that knows it not, knows no release
From little things“

—  Amelia Earhart

Poetry written around the time of the breaking of her "tenuous engagement" to Samuel Chapman (c. 1928), published in Amelia, My Courageous Sister : Biography of Amelia Earhart (1987) by Muriel Earhart Morrissey and Carol L. Osborne, p. 74; also in Amelia : A Life of the Aviation Legend (1999) by Donald M. Goldstein and Katherine V. Dillon, p. 38
Kontext: 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,
Nor mountain heights where bitter joy can hear
The sound of wings.

„No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another.“

—  Amelia Earhart

Originally Frederick William Faber, sermon "On Kindness in General", found in Spiritual Conferences, a collection of his oratory, ca. 1860
Misattributed
Kontext: 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.

„The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.“

—  Amelia Earhart

Originally Frederick William Faber, sermon "On Kindness in General", found in Spiritual Conferences, a collection of his oratory, ca. 1860
Misattributed
Kontext: 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.

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„I want you to understand I shall not hold you to any midaevil code of faithfulness to me nor shall I consider myself bound to you similarly.“

—  Amelia Earhart

Note to George P. Putnam, on the date of their wedding (7 February 1931), as quoted in The Sound of Wings (1989) by Mary S. Lovell

„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

As quoted in Soaring Wings : A Biography of Amelia Earhart (1939) by George Palmer Putnam, p. 83
Cited as Amelia Earhart, "My Husband," Redbook magazine (Sept. 1933) in Mary S. Lovell, The Sound of Wings (1989), p. 101.

„Never interrupt someone doing something you said couldn't be done.“

—  Amelia Earhart

As quoted in "She Drew Horses..." (2006) by Kelli Swan, p. 42
Disputed

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

—  Amelia Earhart

As quoted in Have Fun with American Heroes : Activities, Projects, and Fascinating Facts (2005) by David C. King, p. 82; this is also attributed to Dawson Trotman in Through Her Eyes : Life and Ministry of Women in the Muslim World (2005) by Marti Smith, p. 116
Disputed

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

—  Amelia Earhart

Chinese proverb, as quoted in The Homiletic Review, Vol. 90 (1925), p. 363
Misattributed

„How can Life grant us boon of living, compensate
For dull grey ugliness and pregnant hate
Unless we dare
The soul's dominion? Each time we make a choice, we pay
With courage to behold the restless day,
And count it fair.“

—  Amelia Earhart

Poetry written around the time of breaking of her "tenuous engagement" to Samuel Chapman (c. 1928), published in Amelia, My Courageous Sister : Biography of Amelia Earhart (1987) by Muriel Earhart Morrissey and Carol L. Osborne, p. 74; also in Amelia: A Life of the Aviation Legend (1999) by Donald M. Goldstein and Katherine V. Dillon, p. 38

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