110+ Charles Lindbergh Quotes On Flying, Pioneering And Daring

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  1. If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes.
  2. 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.
  3. In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia.
  4. 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 .
  5. I would rather live one day in Maui than one month in New York.
  6. I learned that danger is relative, and the inexperience can be a magnifying glass.
  7. Living in dreams of yesterday, we find ourselves still dreaming of impossible future conquests.
  8. To a person in love, the value of the individual is intuitively known. Love needs no logic for its mission.
  9. 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.
  10. Pilots are drawn to flying because it's a perfect combination of science, romance and adventure.

Charles Lindbergh Image Quotes

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

Charles Lindbergh Short Quotes

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  • Science intensifies religious truth by cleansing it of ignorance and superstition.
  • I know there is infinity beyond ourselves. I wonder if there is infinity within.
  • Is he alone who has courage on his right hand and faith on his left hand?
  • Real freedom lies in wildness, not in civilization.
  • I hope you either take up parachute jumping or stay out of single motored airplanes at night.
  • From now on, depressions will be scientifically created.
  • I realized that If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes.
  • Life's values originate in circumstances over which the individual has no control.
  • In a time of war, truth is always replaced by propaganda.
  • Consciousness grows independent of the ordinary senses.

Charles Lindbergh Quotes On Flying

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

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. — Charles Lindbergh

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. — Charles Lindbergh

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

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

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

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

And if at times you renounce experience and mind's heavy logic, it seems that the world has rushed along on its orbit, leaving you alone flying above a forgotten cloud bank, somewhere in the solitude of interstellar space. — Charles Lindbergh

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. — Charles Lindbergh

At the end of the first half-century of engine-driven flight, we are confronted with the stark fact that the historical significance of aircraft has been primarily military and destructive. — Charles Lindbergh

Charles Lindbergh Quotes On Life

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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. — Charles Lindbergh

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? — Charles Lindbergh

In wilderness I sense the miracle of life. — Charles Lindbergh

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? — Charles Lindbergh

God made life simple. It is man who complicates it. — Charles Lindbergh

Is cruelty a moral judgment if it is fundamental to forms of life? Who is man to say that the workings of nature, and therefore of the divine plan of which he himself is part, are cruel? — Charles Lindbergh

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

Here was a place where men and life and death had reached the lowest form of degradation. How could any reward in national progress even faintly justify the establishment and operation of such a place? — Charles Lindbergh

Life without risks is not worth living. — Charles Lindbergh

Individuals are custodians of the life stream -- temporal manifestations of far greater being, forming from and returning to their essence like so many dreams. — Charles Lindbergh

Charles Lindbergh Quotes On Future

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

The individual is at the apex of his species' past, at the entrance to its future. — Charles Lindbergh

I realized that the future of aviation, to which I had devoted so much of my life, depended less on the perfection of aircraft than on preserving the epoch-evolved environment of life, and that this was true of all technological progress. — Charles Lindbergh

Charles Lindbergh Quotes On Earth

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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. — Charles Lindbergh

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

This is earth again, the earth where I've lived and now will live once more ... I've been to eternity and back. I know how the dead would feel to live again. — Charles Lindbergh

After my death, the molecules of my being will return to the earth and sky. They came from the stars. I am of the stars. — Charles Lindbergh

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

Charles Lindbergh Famous Quotes And Sayings

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

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. — Charles Lindbergh

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. — Charles Lindbergh

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. — Charles Lindbergh

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. — Charles Lindbergh

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

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. — Charles Lindbergh

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. — Charles Lindbergh

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. — Charles Lindbergh

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. — Charles Lindbergh

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. — Charles Lindbergh

[I] grew up as a disciple of science. I know its fascination. I have felt the godlike power man derives from his machines. — Charles Lindbergh

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. — Charles Lindbergh

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

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. — Charles Lindbergh

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

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. — Charles Lindbergh

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. — Charles Lindbergh

At first you can stand the spotlight in your eyes. Then it blinds you. Others can see you, but you cannot see them. — Charles Lindbergh

Our emphasis on science has resulted in an alarming rise in world populations, the demand and ever-increasing emphasis of science to improve their standards and maintain their vigor. I have been forced to the conclusion that an over-emphasis of science weakens character and upsets life's essential balance. — Charles Lindbergh

We are in the grip of a scientific materialism, caught in a vicious cycle where our security today seems to depend on regimentation and weapons which will ruin us tomorrow. — Charles Lindbergh

Any coward can sit in his 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. What kind of man would live where there is no daring? And is life so dear that we should blame men for dying in adventure? Is there a better way to die? — Charles Lindbergh

I'm not bound to be in aviation at all. I'm here only because I love the sky and flying more than anything else on earth. Of course there's danger; but a certain amount of danger is essential to the quality of life. I don't believe in taking foolish chances' but nothing can be accomplished without taking any chance at all. — Charles 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

Possibly everyone will travel by air in another fifty years. I'm not sure I like the idea of millions of planes flying around overhead. I love the sky's unbroken solitude. I don't like to think of it cluttered up by aircraft, as roads are cluttered up by cars. I feel like the western pioneer when he saw barbed-wire fence lines encroaching on his open plains. The success of his venture brought the end of the life he loved. — Charles Lindbergh

No right of preference exists in favor of person, property, or business. Personal claims and ambitions must yield in favor of whatever best serves the general welfare. — Charles Lindbergh

Shut your eyes and you will know what I mean by thought entombed in darkness. Light comes through the senses, and not only through the sense of sight. When you see without feeling, you are still partly blind; you lack the inner light that brings awareness. Awareness requires the interplay of every faculty, the use of your entire being as an eye. — Charles Lindbergh

Air power is new to all our countries. It brings advantages to some and weakens others; it calls for readjustment everywhere. — Charles Lindbergh

If one took no chances, one would not fly at all. Safety lies in the judgment of the chances one takes. — Charles Lindbergh

It was that quality that led me into aviation in the first place — it was a love of the air and sky and flying, the lure of adventure, the appreciation of beauty. It lay beyond the descriptive words of man — where immortality is touched through danger, where life meets death on equal plane; where man is more than man, and existence both supreme and valueless at the same instant. — Charles Lindbergh

A great industrial nation may conquer the world in the span of a single life, but its Achilles' heel is time. Its children, what of them? — Charles Lindbergh

As civilization advances, man grows unconscious of the primitive elements of life; he is separated from them by his perfection of material techniques. — Charles Lindbergh

A certain amount of danger is essential to the quality of life. — Charles Lindbergh

I don't believe in taking unnecessary risks, but a life without risk isn't worth living. — Charles Lindbergh

The essence of life, I concluded, did not lie in the material. It penetrated, but was not bound to, the physical world of science. — Charles Lindbergh

To a person in love, the value of the individual is intuitively known. Love needs no logic for its mission. It roots in a bare wisdom that exists in senses more than mind, a wisdom that, in primitive form, evolved the mind which so often overlooks it. — Charles Lindbergh

Decades spent in contact with science and its vehicles have directed my mind and senses to areas beyond their reach. I now see scientific accomplishments as a path, not an end; a path leading to and disappearing in mystery. — Charles Lindbergh

When I watch species other than my own, their instinct's wisdom is what most impresses and disturbs me. — Charles Lindbergh

My aging body transmits an ageless life stream. Molecular and atomic replacement change life's composition. Molecules take part in structure and in training, countless trillions of them. After my death, the molecules of my being will return to the earth and sky. They came from the stars. I am of the stars. — Charles Lindbergh

I don't believe in taking foolish chances, but nothing can be accomplished if we don't take any chances at all. — Charles Lindbergh

The idea of racial inferiority or superiority is foreign to me. I can't feel inferior or superior to another man because of race, or in any way antagonistic to him. I judge by the individual, not by his race, and have always done so. I would rather have one of my children marry into a good family of any race than into a bad family of any other race. — Charles Lindbergh

Without death there would be no awareness of life, and the recurring selection and renewal that has caused life's progress would be ended. — Charles Lindbergh

We are compelled to work more hours per day, receive less pay per hour, pay more for what we buy, and recieve less for what we sell. The consequence is that we must work harder and more hours per day than we should, and in the end have less than what is due to us as our part of the advantages, conveniences and opportunities resulting from advancing civilization. — Charles Lindbergh

Man has risen so far above all other species that he competes in ways unique in nature. He fights by means of complicated weapons; he fights for ends remote in time. — Charles Lindbergh

The new law will create inflation whenever the trusts want inflation. From now on depressions will be scientifically created. — Charles Lindbergh

Isn't it strange that we talk least about the things we think about most? — Charles Lindbergh

What kind of man would live a life without daring? Is life so sweet that we should criticize men that seek adventure? Is there a better way to die? — Charles Lindbergh

Then what am I - the body substance which I can see with my eyes and feel with my hands? Or am I this realization, this greater understanding which dwells within it, yet expands through the universe outside; a part of all existence, powerless but without need for power; immersed in solitude, yet in contact with all creation? There are moments when the two appear inseparable, and others when they could be cut apart by the merest flash of light. — Charles Lindbergh

The forces of Hannibal, Drake and Napoleon moved at best with the horses' gallop or the speed of wind on sail. Now, aviation brings a new concept of time and distance to the affairs of men. It demands adaptability to change, places a premium on quickness of thought and speed of action. — Charles Lindbergh

If I were entering adulthood now instead of in the environment of fifty years ago, I would choose a career that kept me in touch with nature more than science. ... Too few natural areas remain; both by intent and by indifference we have insulated ourselves from the wilderness that produced us. — Charles Lindbergh

One boy's a boy, two boys are half a boy; three boys are no boy at all. — Charles Lindbergh

To be a true Progressive it is not sufficient to stand up and say that one belives in what has been promulgated as progressive principles. One must be progressive in heart and active in promoting the progressive principles of today, tomorrow and always. There is no resting point, for humanity is ever ascending to a higher and better goal. — Charles Lindbergh

If we can combine our knowledge of science with the wisdom of wildness, if we can nurture civilization through roots in the primitive, man's potentialities appear to be unbounded. — Charles Lindbergh

We are disturbed about the effect of the Jewish influence on our press, radio, and motion pictures. It may become very serious. (Fulton) Lewis told us of one instance where the Jewish advertising firms threatened to remove all their advertising from the Mutual System if a certain feature was permitted to go on the air. The threat was powerful enough to have the feature removed. — Charles Lindbergh

It may be interesting to note how many statesmen there are who believe that the cost of living can be reduced by making the people of other countries help to feed and clothe us. — Charles Lindbergh

The readiness to blame a dead pilot for an accident is nauseating, but it has been the tendency ever since I can remember. What pilot has not been in positions where he was in danger and where perfect judgment would have advised against going? — Charles Lindbergh

We can so reconstruct society that it will be self-perpetuating instead of as now, self-exhaustive. — Charles Lindbergh

Aviation has struck a delicately balanced world, a world where stability was already giving way to the pressure of new dynamic forces, a world dominated by a mechanical, materialist, Western European civilization. — Charles Lindbergh

Lying under an acacia tree with the sound of the dawn around me, I realized more clearly the facts that man should never overlook: that the construction of an airplane, for instance, is simple when compared [with] a bird; that airplanes depend on an advanced civilization, and that were civilization is most advanced, few birds exist. I realized that If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes. — Charles Lindbergh

We are all consumers and should all be producers. — Charles Lindbergh

The life of an aviator seemed to me ideal. It involved skill. It brought adventure. It made use of the latest developments of science. Mechanical engineers were fettered to factories and drafting boards while pilots have the freedom of wind with the expanse of sky. There were times in an aeroplane when it seemed I had escaped mortality to look down on earth like a God. — Charles Lindbergh

I live only in the moment in this strange unmortal space, crowded with beauty, pierced with danger. — Charles Lindbergh

Peace is a virgin who dare not show her face without Strength, her father, for protection. — Charles Lindbergh

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? — Charles Lindbergh

It is not the willingness to kill on the part of our soldiers which most concerns me. That is an inherent part of war. It is our lack of respect for even the admirable characteristics of our enemy; for courage, for suffering, for death, for his willingness to die for his beliefs, for his companies and squadrons which go forth, one after another, to annihilation against our superior training and equipment. — Charles Lindbergh

What makes human power erupt like a volcano? What destroy's it? The civilizations of Rome, Greece, Egypt, China were all eruptions from a human core. — Charles Lindbergh

Life Lessons by Charles Lindbergh

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  1. Charles Lindbergh showed that with hard work and dedication, anything is possible, no matter how daunting the task may seem.
  2. He demonstrated that with the right attitude and a strong will, you can achieve great things and make a lasting impact on the world.
  3. He also proved that the impossible can be made possible with the right combination of courage, determination, and perseverance.

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