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I would rather have a million friends than a million dollars.
Courage is doing what you are afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you are scared.
The smallest amount of vanity is fatal in aeroplane fighting. Selfdistrust rather is the quality to which many a pilot owes his protracted existence.
Let the moment come when nothing is left but life, and you will find that you do not hesitate over the fate of material possessions.
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.
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It is not easy to imagine how little interested a scientist usually is in the work of any other, with the possible exception of the teacher who backs him or the student who honors him.
October 8, 1890
July 23, 1973
Edward Vernon Rickenbacker was an American fighter ace in World War I and Medal of Honor recipient. With 26 aerial victories, he was America's most successful fighter ace in the war.
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