He was a great man. He was a great American. I was beyond happy to find out he did part of his training in Casper Wyoming.

He fought in the air in 3 wars and made fighter ace several times over. He was a test pilot who flew every new fangled contraption that could be dreamed up. He was the first human to break the sound barrier.

A man with a life like that would have a lot of interesting things to say. Here are the top 20 Chuck Yeager Quotes from the Chuck Yeager website. Just follow that link.

Some of my favorite from the site are:

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"Rules are made for people who aren’t willing to make up their own." After I read that one I decided that I'll be repeating it for the rest of my life.

"You don’t concentrate on risks. You concentrate on results. No risk is too great to prevent the necessary job from getting done." This is the perfect quote for the person who is afraid to take chances.

"The first time I ever saw a jet, I shot it down." He is probably the only one of 3 people on the planet that could say that.

"What good does it do to be afraid? It doesn’t help anything. You better try and figure out what’s happening and correct it." I think much the same thing. I turn my fear into the feeling of excitement for adventure and learning something new.

"Never wait for trouble."

Just these few quotes are life changing, to the person who hears them and acts on them. Chuck Yeager left a great legacy behind.

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