Charles Lindbergh

Charles Lindbergh

Charles Augustus Lindbergh (February 4, 1902 – August 26, 1974), nicknamed Slim, Lucky Lindy, and The Lone Eagle, was an American aviator, military officer, author, inventor, explorer, and environmental activist.

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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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

Real freedom lies in wildness not in civilization.

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