"We meet at a college noted for knowledge, in a city noted for progress, in a state noted for strength,"
"and we stand in need of all three, for we meet in an hour of change and challenge,"
" in a decade of hope and fear, in an age of both knowledge and ignorance. The greater our knowledge increases, the greater our ignorance unfolds."
"This city of Houston, this state of Texas, this country of the United States, was not built by those who waited and rested and wished to look behind them. "
"This country was conquered by those who moved forward--and so will space. ."
"Those who came before us made certain that this country rode the first waves of the industrial revolution, the first waves of modern invention, and the first wave of nuclear power, and this generation does not intend to founder in the backwash of the coming age of space. "