Amelia Mary Earhart (July 24, 1897 – disappeared 1937) was an American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She received the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross for this record. She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for ... more »
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''The woman who can create her own job is the woman who will win fame and fortune.''Amelia Earhart (1897-1937), U.S. aviator, author. New York Times (July 29, 1928), ch. 12, quoted in Mary S. Lovell, The Sound of Wings (1989). Of ...
''Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail their failure must be but a challenge to others.''Amelia Earhart (1897-1937), U.S. aviator, author. Quoted in Mary S. Lovell, The Sound of Wings, ch. 21 (1989).
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.
How can life grant us boon of living,
For dull gray ugliness and pregnant
Unless we dare
The soul's dominion? Each time we
make a choice, we pay
With courage to behold the resistless
And count it fair.