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Billy Mitchell Quotes and Sayings

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With us air people, the future of our nation is indissolubly
bound up in the development of air power.
- Billy Mitchell

Nothing can stop the attack of aircraft except other aircraft.
- Billy Mitchell

I leave no trace of wings in the air,
but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

I am one with the Earth,
with the Water, with the Fire,
with the Air that I breathe,
with all Living Things,
and we are all one with Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

 

All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed) PHOTO

If you have built castles in the air,
your work need not be lost;
that is where they should be.
Now put foundations under them.
- Henry David Thoreau

Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman,
before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
- John Quincy Adams

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Feel Unity with Spirit and All Creation
All things share the same breath the
beast, the tree, the man... the air
shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle [actually written by screenwriter Ted Perry in 1972]

Know that you are one with the earth, with the water,
with the fire, with the air that you breathe, with all living things,
and that all of these are one with Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet.
We all breathe the same air.
We all cherish our children's future.
And we are all mortal.
- John F. Kennedy

Take a course in good water and air;
and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own.
Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you.
- John Muir

The way to do fieldwork is never to
come up for air until it is all over.
- Margaret Mead

I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For who has sight so keen and strong,
That it can follow the flight of song -
The song from beginning to end,
I found again in the heart of a friend.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools,
but the gentle touches of air and water
working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.
- Henry David Thoreau

Give me golf clubs, fresh air and a beautiful partner,
and you can keep the clubs and the fresh air.
- Jack Benny

Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth,
the air and you.
- Langston Hughes

We return thanks to our mother,
the earth, which sustains us.
We return thanks to the rivers and streams
which supply us with water.
We return thanks to all herbs, which furnish medicines
for the cure of our diseases.
We return thanks to the corn, and to her sisters,
the beans and squashes, which give us life.
We return thanks to the bushes and trees,
which provide us with fruit.
We return thanks to the wind,
which, moving the air, has banished diseases.
We return thanks to the moon and the stars,
which have given us their light when the sun was gone.
We return thanks to our grandfather He-no,
that he has protected his grandchildren from witches and reptiles,
and has given us his rain.
We return thanks to the sun,
that he has looked upon the earth with a beneficent eye.
Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit,
in whom is embodied all goodness,
and who directs all things for the good of his children.
- Iroquois traditional

Do not worry if you have built your castles in the air.
They are where they should be.
Now put the foundations under them.
- Henry David Thoreau

Arguments are healthy.
They clear the air.
- John Deacon

Facts are the air of scientists.
Without them you can never fly.
- Linus Pauling

We don't appreciate what we have until it's gone.
Freedom is like that. It's like air.
When you have it, you don't notice it.
- Boris Yeltsin

A reporter is always concerned with tomorrow.
There's nothing tangible of yesterday.
All I can say I've done is
agitate the air ten or fifteen minutes
and then boom - it's gone.
- Edward R. Murrow

Those little nimble musicians of the air,
that warble forth their curious ditties,
with which nature hath furnished them to the shame of art.
- Izaak Walton

Proportions are what makes the old Greek temples classic in their beauty.
They are like huge blocks, from which the air has been
literally hewn out between the columns.
- Arne Jacobsen

Music, in performance, is a type of sculpture.
The air in the performance is sculpted into something.
- Frank Zappa

What if happiness were found in the serenity of simple pleasures.
What if we didn't need the newest gizmo... the highest high?
What if happiness is in the air we breathe...
slowly, deeply, and consciously?
What if happiness is one fresh grape, savored with gratitude?
What if happiness is in our oneness with all creation?
What if happiness is about enjoying life exactly as it comes to us -
without chasing after it?
What if happiness is something we CHOOSE...
regardless of our circumstances?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sorrows gather around great souls as storms do around mountains;
but,
like them, they break the storm and purify the air
of the plain beneath them.
- Jean Paul

There certainly was a lot of potential in the air for
doing a magazine which focused on the way business,
in particular, was being transformed by the Internet.
- James Daly

The nation that secures control of the air will ultimately control the world.
- Alexander Graham Bell

There is no similarity between golf and putting;
they are two different games,
one played in the air, and the other on the ground.
- Ben Hogan

Literature is air, and I'm suffocating in mediocrity.
- Armand Assante

Discount air fares, a car in every parking space and
the interstate highway system have made every place accessible -
and every place alike.
- Ronald Steel

Women were seldom given quality assignments or adequate air time.
- Jessica Savitch

I love New Orleans physically.
I love the trees and the balmy air and the beautiful days.
I have a beautiful house here.
- Anne Rice

I feel very confident that Americans flying in the
air are safe and that only under the most dire of circumstances
would our pilots ever even request permission to do that.
- Hugh Shelton

Pranayama is the practice of breath control.
The word prana refers not only to breath,
but also to air and life itself.
- Christy Turlington

Stock market bubbles don't grow out of thin air.
They have a solid basis in reality, but reality as
distorted by a misconception.
- George Soros

This is a dream come true.
To wake up in a place that I own and go to work in
New York City as an actor -
I feel like Mary Tyler Moore throwing her friggin' hat in the air.
- Christopher Meloni

Suddenly a single shot on the extreme left rang out
on the clear morning air,
followed quickly by several others, and the whole line
pushed rapidly forward through the brush.
- John Gibbon

Anyone's life truly lived consists of work,
sunshine, exercise, soap, plenty of fresh air,
and a happy contented spirit.
- Lillie Langtry

In an underdeveloped country don't drink the water.
In a developed country don't breathe the air.
- Jonathan Raban

I loved the feeling of freedom in running,
the fresh air, the feeling that the only person I'm competing with is me.
- Wilma Rudolph

My mom and dad met at UCLA when he as a captain in
the Air Force and she was in her junior year.
- Tracy Austin

Hatred is the air I breathe.
It permeates every cell in my body.
- Jim Goad

To know your ruling passion, examine your castles in the air.
- Richard Whately

I don't believe that a lot of the things I hear on
the air today are going to be played for as long a
time as Coleman Hawkins records or Brahms concertos.
- Oscar Peterson

Royal Canadian Air Farce, and I was in three sketches there.
And they wrote some really great stuff for me.
- Trish Stratus

Those worship songs on the Christmas project will air on PBS television.
That's highly unusual.
- John Tesh

A straw vote only shows which way the hot air blows.
- O. Henry

I was on the Johnny Carson show, I believe 114 or 104 times.
And aside from those times on the air,
I never spoke to him.
I never met him.
- Tony Randall

There's so much pollution in the air now that if it
weren't for our lungs there'd be no place to put it all.
- Robert Orben

Nonchalance is the ability to remain down to earth
when everything else is up in the air.
- Earl Wilson

I let my feet spend as little time on the ground as possible.
From the air, fast down, and from the ground,
fast up.
- Jesse Owens

Yesterday, December seventh, 1941, a date which will live in infamy,
the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately
attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

She said it had been hijacked shortly after takeoff.
By this time, the plane had been in the air -
again,
I'm presuming that it took off on time -
for over an hour.
- Ted Olson

Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends,
have become global garbage cans.
- Jacques Yves Cousteau

If a fish is the movement of water embodied,
given shape, then cat is a diagram and pattern of subtle air.
- Doris Lessing

But once we got on the air, everybody except Morey
Amsterdam pretty much stuck to the script.
- Dick Van Dyke

You do show after show after show and get them done and on the air.
Television devours material.
We work a minimum of 12, 14 hours, and often 15,
18 hours a day.
- Parker Stevenson

I'm happy to have my own opinion and air it when I think it's necessary.
- Robert MacNeil

Like bones to the human body, the axle to the wheel,
the wing to the bird, and the air to the wing,
so is liberty the essence of life.
Whatever is done without it is imperfect.
- Jose Marti

Words easy to be understood do often hit the mark;
when high and learned ones do only pierce the air.
- John Bunyan

An arrow may fly through the air and leave no trace;
but an ill thought leaves a trail like a serpent.
- Charles Mackay

The act of conducting in itself, of waving my arms
in the air and being in charge,
I didn't miss.
I missed the sensual pleasure of being in contact with music.
- Esa-Pekka Salonen

I want all hellions to quit puffing that hell fume in God's clean air.
- Carry Nation

Become dust - and they will throw thee in the air;
Become stone -
and they will throw thee on glass.
- Muhammad Iqbal

A sudden dart when a little over a hundred feet from the end of the track,
or a little over 120 feet from the point at which it rose into the air,
ended the flight.
- Orville Wright

I shoot an arrow into the air, where it lands I do not care:
I get my arrows wholesale!
- Curly Howard

Why does the Air Force need expensive new bombers?
Have the people we've been bombing over the years been complaining?
- George C. Wallace

Gold, on the contrary, though of little use compared with air or water,
will exchange for a great quantity of other goods.
- David Ricardo

Now it would be as absurd to deny the existence of God,
because we cannot see him, as it would be to deny the
existence of the air or wind,
because we cannot see it.
- Adam Clarke


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