(1897-1937) American Aviator, Author
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Adventure is worthwhile in itself.
Better do a good deed near at home than go far away to burn incense.
Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace. The soul that knows it not, knows no release from little things.
Flying may not be all plain sailing, but the fun of it is worth the price.
In soloing--as in other activities--it is far easier to start something than it is to finish it.
My ambition is to have this wonderful gift produce practical results for the future of commercial flying and for the women who may want to fly tomorrow's planes.
Never do things others can do and will do, if there are things others cannot do or will not do.
Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
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.
Preparation, I have often said, is rightly two-thirds of any venture.
The effect of having other interests beyond those domestic works well. 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.
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.
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.
The most effective way to do it, is to do it.
The woman who can create her own job is the woman who will win fame and fortune.
There are two kinds of stones, as everyone knows, one of which rolls.
Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail their failure must be but a challenge to others.