Frederick Lindemann, 1st Viscount Cherwell Quotes

Frederick Alexander Lindemann, 1st Viscount Cherwell, CH, PC, FRS (5 April 1886 – 3 July 1957), pronounced /?t???rw?l/ CHAR-well, was a British physicist and an influential scientific adviser to the British government from the early 1940s to the early 1950s, particularly to Winston Churchill. He advocated the "area" bombing of German cities during the Second World War and doubted the sophistication of Nazi Germany's radar technology and the existence of its "V" weapons programme.

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Frederick Lindemann, 1st Viscount Cherwell


During the late afternoon and early evening there is a specific dimension that interconnects with our physical world. This particular dimension can be visualized as series of horizontally shaped geometric planes that extent out into infinity.

Frederick Lindemann, 1st Viscount Cherwell



Language is the medium of our thoughts.

Frederick Lindemann, 1st Viscount Cherwell


It is possible to renounce everything and attain enlightenment. But most people don't want to renounce; they wish to run away from responsibility and hard work.

Frederick Lindemann, 1st Viscount Cherwell



Love is the only antidote for the insanity of this world. And the funny thing about love is that when someone loves you, it doesn't necessarily make you feel better; but when you love someone else, it does.

Frederick Lindemann, 1st Viscount Cherwell


Success and failure are terrible traps.

Frederick Lindemann, 1st Viscount Cherwell


We can't say what enlightenment is, we can't say what it isn't, because these are words and words have nothing to do with reality.

Frederick Lindemann, 1st Viscount Cherwell


Winning is an approach to life. The place it starts is not on the playing field or in the business organization; nor is it competitive. We are trying to do our best to bring perfection into whatever we turn our attention to.

Frederick Lindemann, 1st Viscount Cherwell


Happiness is found principally in meditation.

Frederick Lindemann, 1st Viscount Cherwell


You don't always have to be the winner, have everybody notice you. It's fun to dance alone sometimes.

Frederick Lindemann, 1st Viscount Cherwell


If you decide that you are a winner, and if you hold that image in your mind strongly enough, you will become a winner.

Frederick Lindemann, 1st Viscount Cherwell


There is competition in Zen. Let's not be ridiculous. There is competition in everything in life; being a winner in Zen means, competing and winning in the world of enlightenment.

Frederick Lindemann, 1st Viscount Cherwell


As you progress towards enlightenment you will find that you become a winner at anything, not because you are so concerned about winning anymore. You are just concerned about the pursuit of excellence.

Frederick Lindemann, 1st Viscount Cherwell


If you think of thoughts of success and back them up with hard work, then you will be a winner. If you cherish doubts, negative thoughts, then you won't be a winner at all.

Frederick Lindemann, 1st Viscount Cherwell