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By Anonym 15 Sep

Charles Lindbergh

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

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 15 Sep

Charles Lindbergh

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Charles Lindbergh

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Charles Lindbergh

In wilderness I sense the miracle of life.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Charles Lindbergh

Consciousness grows independent of the ordinary senses.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Charles Lindbergh

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

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 14 Sep

Charles Lindbergh

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

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 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 14 Sep

Charles Lindbergh

On a long flight, after periods of crisis and many hours of fatigue, mind and body may become disunited until at times they seem completely different elements, as though the body were only a home with which the mind has been associated but by no means bound. Consciousness grows independent of the ordinary senses. You see without assistance from the eyes, over distances beyond the visual horizon. There are moments when existence appears independent even of the mind. The importance of physical desire and immediate surroundings is submerged in the apprehension of universal values.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Charles Lindbergh

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

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 14 Sep

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.

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

All mentally well-balanced persons know that we are not governed by the true principals of social justice when we make the main aim of our social existence the gaining of money.

By Anonym 14 Sep

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

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.

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 13 Sep

Charles Lindbergh

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

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.

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 14 Sep

Charles Lindbergh

Now, all that I feared would happen has happened. We are at war all over the world, and we are unprepared for it from either a spiritual or a material standpoint.

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 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

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

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?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Charles Lindbergh

Science, freedom, beauty, adventure: what more could you ask of life? Aviation combined all the elements I loved. There was science in each curve of an airfoil, in each angle between strut and wire, in the gap of a spark plug or the color of the exhaust flame. There was freedom in the unlimited horizon, on the open fields where one landed. A pilot was surrounded by beauty of earth and sky. He brushed treetops with the birds, leapt valleys and rivers, explored the cloud canyons he had gazed at as a child. Adventure lay in each puff of wind.

By Anonym 15 Sep

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

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?

By Anonym 15 Sep

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

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.

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

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

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

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Charles Lindbergh

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?

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 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 14 Sep

Charles Lindbergh

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

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

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

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 15 Sep

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?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Charles Lindbergh

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

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.