Neil Armstrong Quotes For Out of This World Inspiration!

If you’re after out of this world inspiration, then you can’t get better than these quotes by Neil Armstrong – the first man on the moon!

Neil Armstrong – Astronaut

Neil Armstrong was an American astronaut and the first person to walk on the moon. Due to his remarkable achievement, he is often quoted and his words have become some of the most memorable in history.

Here are some of Neil Armstrong’s most famous quotes:

Neil Armstrong’s Famous Quote

 

History will remember the twentieth century for two technological developments: atomic energy and space flight.

– Neil Armstrong


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.

– Neil Armstrong


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.

– Neil Armstrong


I can honestly say – and it’s a big surprise to me – that I have never had a dream about being on the moon.

– Neil Armstrong

I can honestly say – and it’s a big surprise to me – that I have never had a dream about being on the moon. - Neil Armstrong


I believe that the message of Apollo XI was that in the spirit of Apollo, a free and open spirit, you can attack a very difficult goal and achieve it, if you can all agree and work together to achieve that goal.

– Neil Armstrong


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.

– Neil Armstrong

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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. What are not easily stolen from you without your cooperation are your principles and your values. They are your most important possessions and, if carefully selected and nurtured, will well serve you and your fellow man.

– Neil Armstrong


Every flying machine has its own unique characteristics, some good, some not so good. Pilots naturally fly the craft in such a manner as to take advantage of its good characteristics and avoid the areas where it is not so good.

– Neil Armstrong


It never hurts to have friends around, so that’s why you’d form a crew.

– Neil Armstrong

It never hurts to have friends around, so that’s why you’d form a crew. - Neil Armstrong


Man must understand his universe in order to understand his destiny.

– Neil Armstrong

Man must understand his universe in order to understand his destiny. - Neil Armstrong


I guess we all like to be recognized not for one piece of fireworks but for the ledger of our daily work.

– Neil Armstrong

I guess we all like to be recognized not for one piece of fireworks but for the ledger of our daily work. - Neil Armstrong


Research is creating new knowledge.

– Neil Armstrong

Research is creating new knowledge. - Neil Armstrong


We would like to give special thanks to all those Americans who built the spacecraft; who did the construction, design, the tests, and put their hearts and all their abilities into those craft. To those people tonight, we give a special thank you, and to all the other people that are listening and watching tonight, God bless you. Good night from Apollo 11.

– Neil Armstrong

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I am, and ever will be, a white-socks, pocket-protector, nerdy engineer, born under the second law of thermodynamics, steeped in steam tables, in love with free-body diagrams, transformed by Laplace and propelled by compressible flow.

– Neil Armstrong


In flying, the probability of survival is inversely proportional to the angle of arrival.

– Neil Armstrong

In flying, the probability of survival is inversely proportional to the angle of arrival. - Neil Armstrong


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.

– Neil Armstrong


Quotes from Neil Armstrong

Start at the end and work back.

– Neil Armstrong

Start at the end and work back. - Neil Armstrong


We would like to give special thanks to all those Americans who built the spacecraft; who did the construction, design, the tests, and put their hearts and all their abilities into those crafts. To those people tonight, we give a special thank you, and to all the other people that are listening and watching tonight, God bless you. Good night from Apollo 11.

– Neil Armstrong


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.

– Neil Armstrong


Shoot for the stars but if you happen to miss shoot for the moon instead.

– Neil Armstrong

Shoot for the stars but if you happen to miss shoot for the moon instead. - Neil Armstrong


The single thing which makes any man happiest is the realization that he has worked up to the limits of his ability, his capacity. It’s all the better, of course, if this work has made a contribution to knowledge, or toward moving the human race a little farther forward.

– Neil Armstrong


If you don’t know who you are, a university is an expensive place to find out.

– Neil Armstrong

If you don’t know who you are, a university is an expensive place to find out. - Neil Armstrong


We have no proof, But if we extrapolate, based on the best information we have available to us, we have to come to the conclusion that … other life probably exists out there and perhaps in many places.

– Neil Armstrong


I am, and ever will be, a white-socks, pocket-protector, nerdy engineer – born under the second law of thermodynamics, steeped in steam tables, in love with free-body diagrams, transformed by Laplace, and propelled by compressible flow.

– Neil Armstrong


Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand.

– Neil Armstrong

Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand. - Neil Armstrong


Houston, Tranquillity Base here. The Eagle has landed.

– Neil Armstrong


We have no proof, But if we extrapolate, based on the best information we have available to us, we have to come to the conclusion that… other life probably exists out there and perhaps in many places…

– Neil Armstrong


Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon. July 1969 AD. We came in peace for all mankind.

– Neil Armstrong


You’ve got to expect things are going to go wrong. And we always need to prepare ourselves for handling the unexpected.

– Neil Armstrong

You’ve got to expect things are going to go wrong. And we always need to prepare ourselves for handling the unexpected. - Neil Armstrong


As I stepped on the moon, I looked around, dazed…magnifice nt. The vast, sandy silver surface was almost illusory.

– Neil Armstrong


What are not easily stolen from you without your cooperation are your principles and your values. They are your most important possessions and, if carefully selected and nurtured, will well serve you and your fellow man.

– Neil Armstrong


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.

– Neil Armstrong


Most Quotable Phrases by Neil Armstrong

Opportunities will be available to you that you cannot imagine.

– Neil Armstrong

Opportunities will be available to you that you cannot imagine. - Neil Armstrong


A picture does a great job, but it’s not nearly like being there.

– Neil Armstrong

A picture does a great job, but it’s not nearly like being there. - Neil Armstrong


Pilots take no special joy in walking: pilots like flying.

– Neil Armstrong

Pilots take no special joy in walking: pilots like flying. - Neil Armstrong


I was elated, ecstatic, and extremely surprised that we were successful.

– Neil Armstrong

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Through books you will meet poets and novelists whose creations will fire your imagination. You will meet the great thinkers who will share with you their philosophies, their concepts of the world, of humanity and of creation. You will learn about events that have shaped our history, of deeds both noble and ignoble. All of this knowledge is yours for the taking… Your library is a storehouse for mind and spirit. Use it well. Quotes

– Neil Armstrong


This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.

– Neil Armstrong

This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind. - Neil Armstrong


I think if there was anything I learned from our skipper was that it’s not how you look; it’s how you perform.

– Neil Armstrong

I think if there was anything I learned from our skipper was that it’s not how you look; it’s how you perform. - Neil Armstrong


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.

– Neil Armstrong


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.

– Neil Armstrong


Good luck, Mr. Gorsky!

– Neil Armstrong


The exciting part for me, as a pilot, was the landing on the moon. That was the time that we had achieved the national goal of putting Americans on the moon. The landing approach was, by far, the most difficult and challenging part of the flight. Walking on the lunar surface was very interesting, but it was something we looked on as reasonably safe and predictable. So the feeling of elation accompanied the landing rather than the walking.

– Neil Armstrong


I believe that the Good Lord gave us a finite number of heartbeats and I’m damned if I’m going to use up mine running up and down a street.

– Neil Armstrong


For those who may ask what they can do to honor Neil, we have a simple request. Honor his example of service, accomplishment and modesty, and the next time you walk outside on a clear night and see the moon smiling down at you, think of and give him a wink.

– Neil Armstrong


Ever since I was a little boy, I dreamed I would do something important in aviation.

– Neil Armstrong

Ever since I was a little boy, I dreamed I would do something important in aviation. - Neil Armstrong


Damn, I really did it. I blew the first words on the moon, didn’t I?

– Neil Armstrong


There are places to go beyond belief.

– Neil Armstrong

There are places to go beyond belief. - Neil Armstrong


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.

– Neil Armstrong


People love conspiracy theories.

– Neil Armstrong

People love conspiracy theories. - Neil Armstrong


Fear is not an unknown emotion to us.

– Neil Armstrong

Fear is not an unknown emotion to us. - Neil Armstrong


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.

– Neil Armstrong

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