Sunday, January 15, 2012

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

(from Wikipedia) Amelia Mary Earhart (July 24, 1897–disappeared 1937) was a noted American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first woman to receive the U.S.Distinguished Flying Cross, awarded for becoming the first aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

For me, just her name conjures up images of adventure, guts, and glory. Here are some great quotes from Amelia...

"Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done." Amelia Earhart

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

"Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others." Amelia Earhart

"There are two kinds of stones, as everyone knows, one of which rolls." Amelia Earhart

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

Which is your favorite?


  1. Like the alst one. The most effective way to do it is to do it,

  2. That is a good one Janet. Sometimes I spend too much time thinking about something instead of just doing it.