View Life From A Fresh Perspective With These Charles Lindbergh Quotes

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If he could fly across the Atlantic, you can conquer today.

Famous Charles Lindbergh Quotes

Charles Lindbergh has gone down in American aviation history, and these famous quotes by the pilot prove it.

Since making his flight from New York to Paris aboard the Spirit of St. Louis, Charles Lindbergh has become a household name. His love for flying still sends out an inspiring message to this day. Allow these humbling quotes to bring joy to your life.

Lindbergh's courage is what drove his success. He teaches us to not be afraid to stand up for what we believe in. Whether you're flying a plane or just taking the next step, these quotes will help you see it in a new light.

Inspiring Charles Lindbergh Quotes

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

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

  • "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."

  • "Time is no longer endless or the horizon destitute of hope."

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

  • "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."

  • "It's almost as easy to stand up as it is to sit down."

  • "There is no better way to give comfort to an enemy than to divide the people of a nation over the issue of foreign war."

  • "I realized that If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes."

  • "To be absolutely alone for the first time in the cockpit of a plane hundreds of feet above the ground is an experience never to be forgotten."

  • "Real freedom lies in wildness, not in civilization."

Notable Charles Lindbergh Quotes

  • "Life is like a landscape. You live in the midst of it but can describe it only from the vantage point of distance."

  • "Tolerance is a virtue that depends upon peace and strength."

  • "The construction of an airplane is simple compared with the evolutionary achievement of a bird. If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes."

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

  • "I had four sandwiches when I left New York. I only ate one and a half during the whole trip and drank a little water. I don't suppose I had time to eat any more because, you know, it surprised me how short a distance it is to Europe."

  • "There is no shorter road to defeat than by entering a war with inadequate preparation."

  • "Real freedom lies in wildness, not civilization."

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

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

  • "I've had enough publicity for 15 lives."

  • "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."

Worthwhile Charles Lindbergh Quotes

  • "Why shouldn't I fly from New York to Paris? I have more than four years of aviation behind me. I've barnstormed over half of the 48 states. I've flown my mail through the worst of nights."

  • "It is not that I believe ideals are unimportant, even among the realities of war; but if a nation is to survive in a hostile world, its ideals must be backed by the hard logic of military practicability."

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

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

  • "How long can men thrive between walls of brick, walking on asphalt pavements, breathing the fumes of coal and 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?"

  • "Flying a good airplane doesn't require near as much attention as a motor car."

  • "Isn't it strange that we talk least about the things we think about most?"

  • "If I must fight, I'll fight; but I prefer not to spit at my enemy beforehand."

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

  • "We are in grave danger of losing forever not just millions of years of evolution on earth, but the eons of change that have produced man and his natural environment."

  • "We must learn from the sermons of Christ, the wisdom of Laotzu, the teachings of Buddha."

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