“Ever since I was a little boy, I dreamed I would do something important in aviation.”
Famous Neil Armstrong Quotes
- “Shoot for the stars but if you happen to miss shoot for the moon instead.”
2. “I believe that every human has a finite amount of heartbeats. I don’t intend to waste any of mine running around doing exercises.”
3. “People love conspiracy theories.”
4. “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind”
5. “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”
6. “You’ve got to expect things are going to go wrong. And we always need to prepare ourselves for handling the unexpected.”
7. “If you don’t know who you are, a university is an expensive place to find out.”
8. “Man must understand his universe in order to understand his destiny.”
9. “It’s a great thing for a man to walk on the moon. But it’s a greater thing for God to walk on the earth.”
10. “Research is creating new knowledge.”
Motivational Neil Armstrong Quotes
11. Pilots take no special joy in walking: pilots like flying.
12. “It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn’t feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.”
13. “I hope you become comfortable with the use of logic without being deceived into concluding that logic will inevitably lead you to the correct conclusion.”
14. “Well, I think we tried very hard not to be overconfident because when you get overconfident, that’s when something snaps up and bites you.”
15. “Each book holds an experience and an adventure.”
16. “Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand.”
17. “History will remember the twentieth century for two technological developments: atomic energy and space flight.”
18. “Ever since I was a little boy, I dreamed I would do something important in aviation.”
19. “Opportunities will be available to you that you cannot imagine.”
20. “I was elated, ecstatic, and extremely surprised that we were successful.”
Inspiring Neil Armstrong Quotes About Life and Success
21. “A picture does a great job, but it’s not nearly like being there.”
22. “Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand.”
23. “History is a sequence of random events and unpredictable choices, which is why the future is so difficult to foresee.”
24. “Shoot for the stars but if you happen to miss shoot for the moon instead.”
25. “The single observation I would offer for your consideration is that some things are beyond your control. You can lose your health to illness or accident. You can lose your wealth to all manner of unpredictable sources.”
26. “The important achievement of Apollo was demonstrating that humanity is not forever chained to this planet, and our visions go rather further than that, and our opportunities are unlimited.”
27. “The regret on our side is, they used to say years ago, we are reading about you in science class. Now they say, we are reading about you in history class.”
28. “We had hundreds of thousands of people all dedicated to doing the perfect job, and I think they did about as well as anyone could ever have expected.”
29. “Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon. July 1969 AD. We came in peace for all mankind.”
30. “I think we’re going to the moon because it’s in the nature of the human being to face challenges. It’s by the nature of his deep inner soul… we’re required to do these things just as salmon swim upstream.”
31. “As I stepped on the moon, I looked around, dazed…magnifice nt. The vast, sandy silver surface was almost illusory.”
Neil Armstrong (August 5, 1930 – August 25, 2012) was an American astronaut and aeronautical engineer who walked on the Moon for the first time in 1969. In addition, he was a naval aviator, test pilot, and university professor.
Armstrong was born in Wapakoneta, Ohio, and raised there. He enrolled at Purdue University to study aeronautical engineering, with the US Navy covering his tuition through the Holloway Plan.
In 1949, he was a midshipman, and the following year, he became a naval aviator. During the Korean War, he flew the Grumman F9F Panther from the aircraft carrier USS Essex. Following the war, he attended Purdue University and worked as a test pilot at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) High-Speed Flight Station at Edwards Air Force Base in California.
He flew the North American X-15 seven times and was the project pilot on Century Series fighters. He also took part in the Man in Space Soonest and X-20 Dyna-Soar human spaceflight programs of the United States Air Force.