This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.
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.
Shoot for the stars but if you happen to miss shoot for the moon instead.
Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand.
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.
Good luck, Mr. Gorsky!
You’ve got to expect things are going to go wrong. And we always need to prepare ourselves for handling the unexpected.
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.
Man must understand his universe in order to understand his destiny.
There are places to go beyond belief.
A picture does a great job, but it’s not nearly like being there.
Opportunities will be available to you that you cannot imagine.
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.
If you don’t know who you are, a university is an expensive place to find out.
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.
Fear is not an unknown emotion to us.
Geologists have a saying – rocks remember.
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.
Pilots take no special joy in walking: pilots like flying.
In flying, the probability of survival is inversely proportional to the angle of arrival.
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.
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.
Houston, Tranquillity Base here. The Eagle has landed.
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.
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.