14+ Best Bessie Coleman Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Bessie Coleman was an early American civil aviator. She was the first African-American woman, and also the first Native-American, to hold a pilot license. Profoundly inspirational Bessie Coleman quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

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Famous Bessie Coleman Quotes

I decided blacks should not have to experience the difficulties I had faced, so I decided to open a flying school and teach other black women to fly. — Bessie Coleman

Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn. — Bessie Coleman

As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot. — Bessie Coleman

I don’t know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot. — Bessie Coleman

I knew we had no aviators, neither men nor women, and I knew the race needed to be represented along this most important line. — Bessie Coleman

If I can create a minimum of my plans and desires, there shall be no regrets. — Bessie Coleman

The age of a woman doesn’t mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles. — Bessie Coleman

A woman is like a teabag — you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water. — Bessie Coleman

I thought it my duty to risk my life to learn aviation and to encourage flying among men and women of our race, who are so far behind the white race in this modern study. — Bessie Coleman

You’ve never lived till you’ve flown. — Bessie Coleman

Ah, women. They make the nights higher and the lows more frequent. — Bessie Coleman

I made my mind up to try. I tried and was successful. — Bessie Coleman

The air is only the place free from prejudice. — Bessie Coleman

I refused to take no for an answer. — Bessie Coleman

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