50 Inspiring Quotes Of Stephen Hawking

This year has been one of the saddest years in the history of physics. One of the great minds of the world, Professor Stephen Hawking passed away on 14th March of this year. So, this the best time to look back at some of the most amazing and inspiring quotes of Stephen Hawking that has inspired people to never stop learning and to know the mysteries.

 

“Next time someone complains that you have made a mistake, tell him that may be a good thing. Because without imperfection; neither you nor I would exist.”

 

“At school, I was never more than about halfway up the class. It was a very bright class. My classwork was very untidy, and my handwriting was the despair of my teachers. But my classmates gave me the nickname Einstein, so presumably, they saw signs of something better. When I was twelve, one of my friends bet another friend a bag of sweets that I would never come to anything. I don’t know if this bet was ever settled, and if so, which way it was decided.”

 

“Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change. The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance; it is the illusion of knowledge.”

 

“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious, and however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up.”

 

“If aliens visit us, the outcome would be much as when Columbus landed in America, which didn’t turn out well for the Native Americans. We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn’t want to meet.”

 

 

“I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined; and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road”

 

“To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit the human spirit.”

 

“I would go back to 1967, and the birth of my first child, Robert. My three children have brought me great joy.”

 

“We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the universe. That makes us something very special”

 

“It is no good getting furious if you get stuck. What I do is keep thinking about the problem but work on something else. Sometimes it is years before I see the way forward. In the case of information loss and black holes, it was 29 years.”

 

“There is a fundamental difference between religion, which is based on authority, science, which is based on observation and reason. Science will win because it works.”

 

“Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny.”

 

 

“Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it.”

 

“I was not a good student. I did not spend much time at college; I was too busy enjoying myself.”

 

“There is no unique picture of reality”

 

“Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion”

 

“Scientists have become the bearers of the torch of discovery in our quest for knowledge.”

 

“However difficult life may seem there is always something you can do and succeed at.”

 

“My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.”

 

 

“People won’t have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.”

 

“The downside of my celebrity is that I cannot go anywhere in the world without being recognized. It is not enough for me to wear dark sunglasses and a wig. The wheelchair gives me away.”

 

“Mankind’s greatest achievements have come about by talking and its greatest failures by not talking. It doesn’t have to be like this. Our greatest hopes could become reality in the future. With the technology at our disposal, the possibilities are unbounded. All we need to do is make sure we keep talking.”

 

“Aggression, humanity’s greatest vice, will destroy civilization.”

 

“My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn’t prevent you doing well and don’t regret the things it interferes with. Don’t be disabled in spirit, as well as physically.”

 

“People who boast about their I.Q. are losers.”

 

“We are all different, but we share the same human spirit. Perhaps it’s human nature that we adapt and survive.”

 

 

“I am just a child who has never grown up. I still keep asking these ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions. Occasionally, I find an answer.”

 

“I have lived with the prospect of an early death for the last 49 years. I’m not afraid of death, but I’m in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first.”

 

“It is a waste of time to be angry about my disability. One has to get on with life and I haven’t done badly. People won’t have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.”

 

“We are in danger of destroying ourselves by our greed and stupidity. We cannot remain looking inwards at ourselves on a small and increasingly polluted and overcrowded planet.”

 

“Some people would claim that things like love, joy, and beauty belong to a different category from science and can’t be described in scientific terms, but I think they can now be explained by the theory of evolution.”

 

“Keeping an active mind has been vital to my survival, as has been maintaining a sense of humor.”

 

“I have so much that I want to do. I hate wasting time.”

 

 

“If you jump into a black hole, your mass energy will be returned to our universe but in a mangled form which contains the information about what you were like but in a state where it cannot be easily recognized. It is like burning an encyclopedia. Information is not lost if one keeps the smoke and the ashes. But it is difficult to read.”

 

“When we understand string theory, we will know how the universe began. It won’t have much effect on how we live, but it is important to understand where we come from and what we can expect to find as we explore.”

 

“I put a lot of effort into writing ‘A Briefer History’ at a time when I was critically ill with pneumonia because I think that it’s important for scientists to explain their work, particularly in cosmology. This now answers many questions once asked of religion.”

 

“When I was first diagnosed with ALS, I was given two years to live. Now 45 years later, I am doing pretty well.”

 

“God may exist, but science can explain the universe without a need for a creator.”

 

“However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. While there’s life there is hope.”

 

“Although I cannot move and I have to speak through a computer, in my mind I am free.”

 

 

“My expectations were reduced to zero when I was 21. Everything since then have been a bonus,”

 

“If we find the answer to that, it would be the ultimate triumph of human reason – for that we would know the mind of God.”

 

“Although I cannot move and I have to speak through a computer, in my mind I am free.”

 

“Primitive life is relatively common, but that intelligent life is very rare. Some say it has yet to appear on planet Earth,”

 

“I have lived with the prospect of an early death for the last 49 years. I’m not afraid of death, but I’m in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first,”

 

“The victim should have the right to end his life if he wants. But I think it would be a great mistake. However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. While there’s life, there is hope”

 

“The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race. It would take off on its own, and re-design itself at an ever-increasing rate… Humans, who are limited by slow biological evolution, couldn’t compete, and would be superseded”

 

“I think it would be a disaster. The extraterrestrials would probably be far in advance of us. The history of advanced races meeting more primitive people on this planet is not very happy, and they were the same species. I think we should keep our heads low”

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