Charles Lindbergh (1902-1974)

“I owned the world that hour as I rode over it. Free of the earth, free of the mountains, free of the clouds, but how inseparably I was bound to them.”

“To a person in love, the value of the individual is intuitively known. Love needs no logic for its mission.”

“Isn’t it strange that we talk least about the things we think about most?”

“But I have seen the science I worshipped and the aircraft I loved destroying the civilization I expected them to serve.”

“It is the greatest shot of adrenaline to be doing what you have wanted to do so badly. You almost feel like you could fly without the plane.”

“If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes.”

“Is he alone who has courage on his right hand and faith on his left hand?”

“Life is a culmination of the past, an awareness of the present, an indication of a future beyond knowledge, the quality that gives a touch of divinity to matter.”

“In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia.”

“Life is like a landscape. You live in the midst of it but can describe it only from the vantage point of distance.”

“Living in dreams of yesterday, we find ourselves still dreaming of impossible future conquests.”

“Our ideals, laws and customs should be based on the proposition
that each generation, in turn, becomes the custodian rather than the absolute owner of our resources and each generation has the obligation to pass 
this inheritance on to the future.”

“Man must feel the earth to know himself and recognize his values… God made life simple. It is man who complicates it.”

“He makes fuzz come out of my bald patch!”

“How long can men thrive between walls of brick, walking on asphalt pavements, breathing the fumes of coal and of oil, growing, working, dying, with hardly a thought of wind, and sky, and fields of grain, seeing only machine-made beauty, the mineral-like quality of life?”

“It was not the outer granduer of the Roman but the inner simplicity of the Christian that lived through the ages.”

“Real freedom lies in wildness, not in civilization.”

“I didn’t know enough.”

“I never had a dull moment at Detroit.”

“What list? Ten Commandments? What Ten Commandments?”


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