"Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon. July 1969 AD. We came in peace for all mankind."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."Neil Armstrong on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."Neil Armstrong on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."Neil Armstrong on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"Neil Armstrong on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."Neil Armstrong on Mahatma Gandhi
"I'm substantially concerned about the policy directions of the space agency. We have a situation in the U.S. where the White House and Congress are at odds over what the future direction should be. They're sort of playing a game and NASA is the shuttlecock that they're hitting back and forth."
"This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."
"All in all, for someone who was immersed in, fascinated by, and dedicated to flight, I was disappointed by the wrinkle in history that had brought me along one generation late. I had missed all the great times and adventures in flight."
"Research is creating new knowledge."
"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."