"Health, happiness and success depend upon the fighting spirit of each person. The big thing is not what happens to us in life - but what we do about what happens to us." George Allen
"You've got to expect things are going to go wrong. And we always need to prepare ourselves for handling the unexpected." Neil Armstrong
While we know him as the first man to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong had a very distinguished career as a test pilot. You also might be interested in reading his biographical book
"And let's get one thing straight. There's a big difference between a pilot and an aviator. One is a technician; the other is an artist in love with flight." E. B. Jeppesen
"The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests." Epictetus
"Be thankful for problems. If they were less difficult, someone with less ability might have your job." Jim Lovell
Jim Lovell was most famously remembered for his obstacles encountered on Apollo 13. Only by keeping a cool head and "working the problem", was he able to return safely back to Earth.
"Don't wait for a light to appear at the end of the tunnel, stride down there… and light the bloody thing yourself." Sara Henderson
"Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential." Winston Churchill
"There is no sport equal to that which aviators enjoy while being carried through the air on great white wings." Wilbur Wright, 1905
"The exhilaration of flying is too keen, the pleasure too great, for it to be neglected as a sport." Orville Wright
To celebrate his birthday on August 19th, the nation has declared it National Aviation Day in honor of the first ever free controlled flight of a power driven airplane at Kitty Hawk, NC in December 1903.
"Exploration is wired into our brains. If we can see the horizon, we want to know what's beyond." Buzz Aldrin
While most people remember Neil Armstrong as the first man to walk on the moon, Buzz Aldrin (the second man to walk on the moon July 20, 1969 during the Apollo 11 mission) also made many contributions to space exploration.
"When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return." Leonardo da Vinci
Charles Swindol has so many wonderful quotes reinforcing that we have the power to change our future based on our actions or reactions as they may be.
"Prepare for the unknown, unexpected and inconceivable . . . after 50 years of flying I’m still learning every time I fly." Gene Cernan, last man to walk on the Moon
Eugene Cernan flew on several NASA missions, but distinguished our space history as the last person to walk on the moon with the Apollo 17 Mission (18 and 19 were canceled).
Hope you enjoy seeing the Winston Churchill quotes frequently showing up in my Quote of the Month. He was most notably known as the British Prime Minister, however there is so much more to his story.