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

— Charles Lindbergh

The most genuine Charles Lindbergh quotes that will transform you to a better person

Success is not measured by what a man accomplishes, but by the opposition he has encountered and the courage with which he has maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.

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

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Sometimes, flying feels too godlike to be attained by man.

Sometimes, the world from above seems too beautiful, too wonderful, too distant for human eyes to see .

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I would rather live one day in Maui than one month in New York.

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The Jews are one of the principle forces attempting to lead the U.

S. into the war. The Jews greatest danger to this country lies in their large ownership and influence in our motion pictures, our press, our radio and our Government. I am saying that the LEADERS of the Jewish race wish to involve us in the war for reasons that are NOT AMERICAN.

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We can have peace and security only so long as we band together to preserve that most priceless possession, our inheritance of European blood, only so long as we guard ourselves against attack by foreign armies and dilution by foreign races.

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I learned that danger is relative, and the inexperience can be a magnifying glass.

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

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Ideas are like seeds, apparently insignificant when first held in the hand.

Once firmly planted, they can grow and flower into almost anything at all, a cornstalk, or a giant redwood, or a flight across the ocean. Whatever a man imagines, he can achieve.

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The manipulation of credit has been the most potent of all methods employed by financiers as a means of controlling commerce and fixing prices.We are all consumers and should all be producers.This credit is a tax upon humanity as if government bonds were issued and people were obliged to pay it.

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To a person in love, the value of the individual is intuitively known.

Love needs no logic for its mission.

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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.

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About Charles Lindbergh

Quotes 125 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Aviator
Birthday October 16

Pilots are drawn to flying because it's a perfect combination of science, romance and adventure.

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The greatest danger to this country lies in their large ownership and influence in our motion pictures, our press, our radio and our government.

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Man must feel the earth to know himself and recognize his values.

.. God made life simple. It is man who complicates it.

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I believe the risks I take are justified by the sheer love of the life I lead.

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Aviation seems almost a gift from heaven to those Western nations who were already the leaders of their era, strengthening their leadership, their confidence, their dominance over other peoples.

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The remedy for our social evils does not consist so much in changing the system of government as it does in increasing the general intelligence of the people so that they may learn how to govern.

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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?

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Science intensifies religious truth by cleansing it of ignorance and superstition.

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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.

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But accuracy means something to me. It's vital to my sense of values. I've learned not to trust people who are inaccurate. Every aviator knows that if mechanics are inaccurate. aircraft crash.

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What freedom lies in flying, what Godlike power it gives to men .

. . I lose all consciousness in this strong unmortal space crowded with beauty, pierced with danger.

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History has recorded nothing so dramatic in design, nor so skillfully manipulated, as this attempt to create the National Reserve Association, or the Federal Reserve.

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[I] grew up as a disciple of science.

I know its fascination. I have felt the godlike power man derives from his machines.

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My father had been opposed to my flying from the first and had never flown himself. However, he had agreed to go up with me at the first opportunity, and one afternoon he climbed into the cockpit and we flew over the Redwood Falls together. From that day on I never heard a word against my flying and he never missed a chance to ride in the plane.

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Whether outwardly or inwardly, whether in space or time, the farther we penetrate the unknown, the vaster and more marvelous it becomes.

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I was astonished at the effect my successful landing in France had on the nations of the world. To me, it was like a match lighting a bonfire.

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Flying has torn apart the relationship of space and time: it uses our old clock but with new yardsticks.

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Unless science is controlled by a greater moral force, it will become the Antichrist prophesied by the early Christians.

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Science, freedom, beauty, adventure: what more could you ask of life?

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We must limit to a reasonable amount the Jewish influence.

..Whenever the Jewish percentage of total population becomes too high, a reaction seems to invariably occur. It is too bad because a few Jews of the right type are, I believe, an asset to any country.

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I know there is infinity beyond ourselves. I wonder if there is infinity within.

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

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Not long ago, when I was a student in college, just flying an airplane seemed a dream. But that dream turned into reality.

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In wilderness I sense the miracle of life.

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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.

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Real freedom lies in wildness, not in civilization.

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Why should anyone think a white skin superior in evaluating the qualities of human life? I did not really admire a white skin so much myself. Did I not prefer the brown skin that came with exposure to the sun?

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Time is an abstraction which, on earth, exists only for the human brain it has evolved.

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I have seen the science I worshiped, and the aircraft I loved, destroying the civilization I expected them to serve.

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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.

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At first you can stand the spotlight in your eyes.

Then it blinds you. Others can see you, but you cannot see them.

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Our survival, the future of our civilization, possibly the existence of mankind, depends on American leadership

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I saw a fleet of fishing boats...I flew down almost touching the craft and yelled at them, asking if I was on the right road to Ireland. They just stared. Maybe they didn't hear me. Maybe I didn't hear them. Or maybe they thought I was just a crazy fool.

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Under the federal reserve act, panics are scientifically created.

The present panic is the first scientifically created one, worked out as we figured, a mathematical equation.

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God made life simple. It is man who complicates it.

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From now on, depressions will be scientifically created.

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I decided that if I could fly for ten years before I was killed in a crash, it would be a worthwhile trade for an ordinary life time.

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