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By Anonym 13 Sep

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?

By Anonym 15 Sep

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

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, Through this evolving awareness, and his awareness of that awareness, he can emerge with the miraculous-to which we can attach what better name than 'God'? And in this merging, as long sensed by intuition but still only vaguely perceived by rationality, experience may travel without need for accompanying life.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Charles Lindbergh

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Charles Lindbergh

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Charles Lindbergh

We talk about spreading democracy and freedom all over the world, but they are to us words rather than conditions. We haven't even got them here in America, and the farther we get into this war the farther we get away from democracy and freedom. Where is it leading us to, and when will it end? The war might stop this winter, but that is improbable. It may go on for fifty years or more. That also is improbable. The elements are too conflicting and confused to form any accurate judgment of its length. There may be a series of wars, one after another, going on indefinitely.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Charles Lindbergh

When the President signs this act, the invisible government by the money power will be legalized.

By Anonym 15 Sep

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Charles Lindbergh

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Charles Lindbergh

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Charles Lindbergh

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Charles Lindbergh

Why does one want to walk wings? Why force one's body from a plane to make a parachute jump? Why should man want to fly at all? People often ask these questions. But what civilization was not founded on adventure, and how long could one exist without it? Some answer the attainment of knowledge. Some say wealth, or power, is sufficient cause. I believe the risks I take are justified y the sheer love of the life I lead.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Charles Lindbergh

I know myself as mortal, but this raises the question: "What is I?" Am I an individual, or am I an evolving life stream composed of countless selves?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Charles Lindbergh

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Charles Lindbergh

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Charles Lindbergh

I can't get used to the ease with which one covers the world today. It's no longer an effort--Pole--equator--oceans--continents--it's just a question of which way you point the nose of your plane. The pure joy of flight as an art has given way to the pure efficiency of flight as a science.... Science is insulating man from life -- separating his mind from his senses. The worst of it is that it soon anaesthetizes his senses so that he doesn't know what he's missing.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Charles Lindbergh

I may be flying a complicated airplane, rushing through space, but in this cabin I'm surrounded by simplicity and thoughts set free of time. How detached the intimate things around me seem from the great world down below. How strange is this combination of proximity and separation. That ground - seconds away - thousands of miles away. This air, stirring mildly around me. That air, rushing by with the speed of a tornado, an inch beyond. These minute details in my cockpit. The grandeur of the world outside. The nearness of death. The longness of life.

By Anonym 15 Sep

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Charles Lindbergh

Life's values originate in circumstances over which the individual has no control.

By Anonym 15 Sep

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Charles Lindbergh

Democracy can only spring from within a nation itself, only from the hearts and minds of its people.

By Anonym 14 Sep

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Charles Lindbergh

Consciousness grows independent of the ordinary senses.

By Anonym 13 Sep

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?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Charles Lindbergh

Man is a mixture of desires that extend beyond his knowledge and often result in action conflicting with rationality.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Charles Lindbergh

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Charles Lindbergh

Whatever a man imagines he can attain, if he doesn't become too arrogant and encroach on the rights of the gods.

By Anonym 15 Sep

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Charles Lindbergh

In honoring the Wright Brothers, it is customary and proper to recognize their contribution to scientific progress. But I believe it is equally important to emphasize the qualities in their pioneering life and the character in man that such a life produced. The Wright Brothers balanced sucess with modesty, science with simplicity. At Kitty Hawk their intellects and senses worked in mutual support. They represented man in balance, and from that balance came wings to lift a world.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Charles Lindbergh

In a time of war, truth is always replaced by propaganda.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Charles Lindbergh

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Charles Lindbergh

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Charles Lindbergh

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Charles Lindbergh

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 .

By Anonym 14 Sep

Charles Lindbergh

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Charles Lindbergh

These phantoms speak with human voices — friendly, vapor- like shapes, without substance, able to vanish or appear at will, to pass in and out through the walls of the fuselage as though no walls were there. At times, voices come out of the air itself, clear yet far away, traveling through distances that can't be measured by the scale of human miles; familiar voices, conversing and advising on my flight, discussing problems of my navigation, reassuring me, giving me messages of importance unattainable in ordinary life.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Charles Lindbergh

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Charles Lindbergh

I began to feel that I lived on a higher plane than the skeptics of the ground; one that was richer because of its very association with the element of danger they dreaded, because it was freer of the earth to which they were bound. In flying, I tasted a wine of the gods of which they could know nothing. Who valued life more highly, the aviators who spent it on the art they loved, or these misers who doled it out like pennies through their antlike days? 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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

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?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Charles Lindbergh

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Charles Lindbergh

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Charles Lindbergh

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