Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong died on 25 August 02012 at the age of 82. GDT::Quotes did not contain any Armstrong quotes on his death date. A few days after his death, I read the commencement address that Armstrong delivered at USC in 02005 and six quotes got added to GDT::Quotes. This collection of Neil Armstrong quotes was created on 30 August 02012 and it was initialized with six quotes.

Custom dictates that the commencement speaker give a word of advice
to the graduates. I feel a sense of discomfort in that responsibility
as it requires more confidence than I possess to assume that my
personal convictions deserve your attention.

-- Neil Armstrong (01930-02012) {American astronaut; 1st person to walk on the Moon; more...} [advice]

Students of my vintage did not have calculators, cell phones,
credit cards, personal computers, the Internet, or reality TV.
Some might say they were very fortunate.

-- Neil Armstrong (01930-02012) {American astronaut; 1st person to walk on the Moon; more...} [life/generations]

I hope you have become comfortable with the use of logic,
without being deceived into concluding that logic will
inevitably lead to the correct conclusion.

-- Neil Armstrong (01930-02012) {American astronaut; 1st person to walk on the Moon; more...} [life/logic]

I would hope that you have come to appreciate elegance of simplicity.
-- Neil Armstrong (01930-02012) {American astronaut; 1st person to walk on the Moon; more...} [life/logic]

Society's future will depend on a continuous improvement program
on the human character. What will the future bring? I don't know,
but it will be exciting.

-- Neil Armstrong (01930-02012) {American astronaut; 1st person to walk on the Moon; more...} [future]

As for the future, your task it not to foresee it, but to enable it.
-- Antoine de St. Exupery (01900-01944) {French writer/poet/aviator; more...} [future]
[Neil Armstrong used this quote to end his 02005 USC commencement address.]

USC.edu::USC Commencement Address by Neil Armstrong [13 May 02005]

Quotes Collected After 30 August 02012

[...] but I fully expected that, by the end of the century,
we would have achieved substantially more than we actually
did. When we lost the competition [from the Soviet Union]
we lost the public will to continue.

-- Neil Armstrong (01930-02012) {American astronaut/1st person to walk on the Moon; 02005 CBS interview; more...} [progress/competition]


Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 30 August 2012
Last Modified: Saturday, 05-Jan-2013 11:17:37 MST