Eddie Rickenbacker Quotes & Sayings

23 most famous Eddie Rickenbacker quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for him. He was an American aviator who passed away on 23 July, 1973.

Eddie Rickenbacker Quotes
“Aviation is proof that given, the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible.”
Eddie Rickenbacker Quotes
“Courage is doing what you are afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you are scared.”
Eddie Rickenbacker Quotes
“There is a peculiar gratification in receiving congratulations from one's squadron for a victory in the air. It is worth more to a pilot than the applause of the whole outside world.”
“The obviously inexperienced pilot is the game the scientific air-fighter goes after, and the majority of victories are won that way. But, on the other hand, it is the novice usually who gets the famous ace by doing at some moment the unexpected thing.”
“When I look up and see the sun shining on the patch of white clouds up in the blue, I begin to think how it would feel to be up somewhere above it winging swiftly thought the clear air, watching the earth below, and the men on it, no bigger than ants.”
Eddie Rickenbacker Quotes
“I can give you a six-word formula for success: Think things through - then follow through.”
Eddie Rickenbacker Quotes
“The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: Initiative, Imagination, Individuality and Independence.”
Eddie Rickenbacker Quotes
“The experienced fighting pilot does not take unnecessary risks. His business is to shoot down enemy planes, not to get shot down.”
Eddie Rickenbacker Quotes
“It is the easiest thing in the world to die. The hardest is to live.”
“When I was racing, I had learned that you can't set stock in public adoration or your press clippings. By the time I was 26, I'd heard crowds of 100,000 scream my name, but a week later they couldn't remember who I was. You're a hero today and a bum tomorrow - hero to zero, I sometimes say.”

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