Charles Lindbergh

1902 - 1974

A Quote by Charles August Lindbergh

The highest purpose of civilization shoulde be to conserve and protect humanity, and whatever defeats that purpose should be condemned and eliminated.

Charles Lindbergh (1902 - 1974)

Source: Banking and Currency and The Money Trust

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A Quote by Charles August Lindbergh

It is always easier to deal in truth and honesty and follow these to their legitimate ends, than it is to construct and adjust a false superstructure upon a false base.

Charles Lindbergh (1902 - 1974)

Source: Banking and Currency and The Money Trust

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A Quote by Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr. on life, live, chances, risk, and opportunity

 

What kind of person would live where there is no daring?  I don't believe in taking foolish chances, but nothing can be accomplished without taking any chance at all.

Charles Lindbergh (1902 - 1974)

Source: Charles Lindbergh

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A Quote by Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr. on cowardice, criticism, death, home, and mountains

Any coward can sit at home and criticize a pilot for flying into a mountain in a fog. But I would rather by far die on a mountainside than in bed.

Charles Lindbergh (1902 - 1974)

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A Quote by Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr. on animals, challenge, civilization, clarity, discovery, knowledge, life, men, plants, progress, quality, and science

Is civilization progress? The challenge, I think, is clear; and, as clearly, the final answer will be given not by our amassing of knowledge, or by the discoveries of our science, or by the speed of our aircraft, but by the effect of our civilized activities as a whole have upon the quality of our planet's life-the life of plants and animals as that of men.

Charles Lindbergh (1902 - 1974)

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A Quote by Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr.

. . . If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea. . . .

Charles Lindbergh (1902 - 1974)

Source: (Palapala Hoomu Congregational Cemetery; Kipahulu, Maui, Hawaii)

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A Quote by Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr. on body, conviction, decisions, feeling, kindness, logic, mind, power, uncertainty, vision, and weather

Wind, weather, power, load - gradually these elements stop churning in my mind. It's less a decision of logic than a feeling, the kind of feeling that comes when you gauge the distance to be jumped between two stones across a brook. Something within you disengages itself from your body and travels ahead with your vision to make the test. You can feel it try the jump as you stand looking. Then uncertainty gives way to the conviction that it can or can't be done.

Charles Lindbergh (1902 - 1974)

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A Quote by Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr. on improvement, life, and strength

The improvement of our way of life is more important than the spreading of it. If we make it satisfactory enough, it will spread automatically. If we do not, no strength of arms can permanently oppose it.

Charles Lindbergh (1902 - 1974)

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A Quote by Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr. on adventure, ambition, bravery, choice, companions, company, contentment, courage, darkness, faith, inspiration, men, mind, skill, solitude, soul, and strength

LINDBERGH FLIES ALONE Alone? Is he alone at whose right side rides Courage, with Skill within the cockpit and faith upon the left? Does solitude surround the brave when Adventure leads the way and Ambition reads the dials? Is there no company with him, for whom the air is cleft by Daring and the darkness made light by Emprise? True, the fragile bodies of his fellows do not weigh down his plane; true, the fretful minds of weaker men are missing from his crowded cabin; but as his airship keeps its course he holds communion with those rare spirits that inspire to intrepidity and by their sustaining potency give strength to arm, resource to mind, content to soul. Alone? With what other companions would man fly to whom the choice were given?

Charles Lindbergh (1902 - 1974)

Source: An Editorial in the New York SUN, May 22, 1927

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A Quote by Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr. on balance, belief, body, earth, life, luxury, mind, science, spirit, and survival

I believe that for permanent survival, man must balance science with other qualities of life, qualities of body and spirit as well as those of mind - qualities he cannot develop when he lets mechanics and luxury insulate him too greatly from the earth to which he was born.

Charles Lindbergh (1902 - 1974)

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