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Lindbergh, Charles Augustus

Born: 1859 AD
Died: 1924 AD, at 65 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Aviators

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US (Swedish-born) politician

 

Representative from Minnesota 1907-1917

 

father of Charles Lindbergh (1902-1974)


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Page last updated: 1:40pm, 25th Jul '06

  • "This was love at first sight, love everlasting: a feeling unknown, unhoped for, unexpected--in so far as it could be a matter of conscious awareness; it took entire possession of him, and he understood, with joyous amazement, that this was for life."
  • "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?"
  • "If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes."
  • "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 men-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 time."
  • "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."