Monday, September 23, 2013

Engineering Quote of the Week - Charles A. 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.
                                                                                                              ~Charles A. Lindbergh

(Speech quoted in Leonard Mosley, Lindbergh (2000), 347. In 1949, Lindbergh gave a speech when he received the Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy.)

(Image: Wilbur Wright piloting 1902 glider near Kitty Hawk, N.C.)

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