Neil Armstrong, the first man landed on the Moon about 43 years ago, passed away yesterday, what can we learn from his legacy? Here are three inspiring quotes from him:
1. "That's one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.” --Neil Armstrong
When he set foot on the moon, he made a giant leap for all human kind on the earth and climaxed a monumental achievement in human history.
Such “One giant leap for mankind” reminds one generation to the other, human can make impossible possible, the spirit of life is to explore unknown, the big earth is a only small blue dot in universe, one need be confident and humbled at the same time;
Armstrong’s footprint on moon represented progresses made by human spirit, the power of imagination and wisdom from above.
- “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
What are the natures of human being? The curiosity--the raw intelligence to dig through wonders; the creativity: the innate ability to create noble ideas; the intelligence: understand and master the discipline to overcome obstacles and make improvement; the humanism: the nature of deep inner spirit to pursuit of liberty, equality, and happiness.
Going to the Moon was such a dream work, to fulfill mankind’s imagination, with technology becomes more advanced today, going to Mars, pioneered by robots: Spirit, Opportunity and Curiosity, continue to carry on such space mission, to discover universe, and touch human’s deep heart.
- "Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand." -- Neil Armstrong
Nature is full of mystery, it’s just a tip of iceberg for what human know, compared to unknown. One need admire nature first. When human spirit is harmonizing with nature wonder, human kind may debunk one mystery by the other.
Such wonders take wisdom, wisdom speaks of nature, wisdom is multi-dimensional pursuit; and wisdom is nature power.
May Neil Armstrong’s legacy inspire the new chapter of space adventures.