Today, July 24th, is Amelia Earhart’s birthday. Amelia Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She spoke out publicly about women's political rights and supported other female pilots by helping to found an organisation dedicated to promoting women in aviation called the Ninety-Nines. Earhart disappeared over the Pacific Ocean during her attempted circumnavigation of the globe in 1937, however her legacy inspired a new generation of female aviators.

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In honour of Amelia’s birthday we’ve chosen some of her most inspirational quotes which we hope will inspire you if you’re looking for an extra push to be brave. Or maybe you know someone else who needs a few words of encouragement in their life at the moment. 

We’ve also shared some your inspirational Momiji Adventure Instagrams. Thank you so much for sharing them.

"...decide...whether or not the goal is worth the risks involved. If it is, stop worrying...."


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"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 stars seemed near enough to touch and never before have I seen so many. I always believed the lure of flying is the lure of beauty, but I was sure of it that night."

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"One of my favorite phobias is that girls, especially those whose tastes aren't routine, often don't get a fair break... It has come down through the generations, an inheritance of age-old customs, which produced the corollary that women are bred to timidity."

"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."

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"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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"The most effective way to do it is to do it."