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Amelia Earhart

Geburtstag: 24. Juli 1897
Todesdatum: 1937

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

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Zitate Amelia Earhart

„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
Context: 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. 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

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

— Amelia Earhart
Context: 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. Letter to her husband George P. Putnam, on the eve of her last flight

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

— Amelia Earhart
Context: 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. 20 Hrs., 40 Min. (1928), p. 16

„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
Context: 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. Original forward for the writings in Last Flight, as quoted in Lost Star : The Search for Amelia Earhart (1995) by Randall Brink, p. 85

„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
Context: 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. p. 70

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

— Amelia Earhart
Context: 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. 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

„Please know that I am aware of the hazards.“

— Amelia Earhart
Context: 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. Letter to her husband George P. Putnam, on the eve of her last flight

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

— Amelia Earhart
Context: 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. Originally Frederick William Faber, sermon "On Kindness in General", found in Spiritual Conferences, a collection of his oratory, ca. 1860

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

— Amelia Earhart
Context: 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. Originally Frederick William Faber, sermon "On Kindness in General", found in Spiritual Conferences, a collection of his oratory, ca. 1860

„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.

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„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

„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

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