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61 Inspirational Stephen Hawking Quotes (LIFE)

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“One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don’t throw it away.”

Stephen Hawking
However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.
However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.
The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.
The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.
Quiet people have the loudest minds.
Quiet people have the loudest minds.
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 am just a child who has never grown up. I still keep asking these ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions. Occasionally, I find an answer.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
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.
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.
Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion.
Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion.
If time travel is possible, where are the tourists from the future?
If time travel is possible, where are the tourists from the future?
My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.
My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.

8 Inspirational Stephen Hawking Quotes About Life

While there's life, there is hope.
While there’s life, there is hope.
Keeping an active mind has been vital to my survival, as has been maintaining a sense of humor.
Keeping an active mind has been vital to my survival, as has been maintaining a sense of humor.
Although I cannot move and I have to speak through a computer, in my mind I am free.
Although I cannot move and I have to speak through a computer, in my mind I am free.
I'm not afraid of death, but I'm in no hurry to die.
I’m not afraid of death, but I’m in no hurry to die.
We should seek the greatest value of our action.
We should seek the greatest value of our action.
People won't have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.
People won’t have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.
Life would be tragic if it weren't funny.
Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny.
It would not be much of a universe if it wasn't home to the people you love.
It would not be much of a universe if it wasn’t home to the people you love.

10 Stephen Hawking Quotes About the Universe

“Even if there is only one possible unified theory, it is just a set of rules and equations. What is it that breathes fire into the equations and makes a universe for them to describe? The usual approach of science of constructing a mathematical model cannot answer the questions of why there should be a universe for the model to describe. Why does the universe go to all the bother of existing?”

Stephen Hawking
It surprises me how disinterested we are today about things like physics, space, the universe and philosophy of our existence, our purpose, our final destination.
It surprises me how disinterested we are today about things like physics, space, the universe and philosophy of our existence, our purpose, our final destination.
It's a crazy world out there. Be curious.
It’s a crazy world out there. Be curious.
I believe there are no questions that science can't answer about a physical universe.
I believe there are no questions that science can’t answer about a physical universe.
The universe doesn't allow perfection.
The universe doesn’t allow perfection.

“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.”

Stephen Hawking
One of the basic rules of the universe is that nothing is perfect. Perfection simply doesn't exist... Without imperfection, neither you nor I would exist.
One of the basic rules of the universe is that nothing is perfect. Perfection simply doesn’t exist… Without imperfection, neither you nor I would exist.
The universe is not indifferent to our existence -- it depends on it.
The universe is not indifferent to our existence — it depends on it.
I don't think the human race will survive the next thousand years, unless we spread into space.
I don’t think the human race will survive the next thousand years, unless we spread into space.

“Life on Earth is at the ever-increasing risk of being wiped out by a disaster, such as sudden global nuclear war, a genetically engineered virus or other dangers we have not yet thought of.”

Stephen Hawking

4 Stephen Hawking Quotes on Aliens and Terrestrial Animals

“To my mathematical brain, the numbers alone make thinking about aliens perfectly rational. The real challenge is to work out what aliens might actually be like.”

Stephen Hawking
To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit the human spirit.
To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit the human spirit.
Primitive life is very common and intelligent life is fairly rare. Some would say it has yet to occur on Earth.
Primitive life is very common and intelligent life is fairly rare. Some would say it has yet to occur on Earth.
I believe alien life is quite common in the universe, although intelligent life is less so. Some say it has yet to appear on planet Earth.
I believe alien life is quite common in the universe, although intelligent life is less so. Some say it has yet to appear on planet Earth.

4 Motivational Stephen Hawking Quotes About Science

Scientists have become the bearers of the torch of discovery in our quest for knowledge.
Scientists have become the bearers of the torch of discovery in our quest for knowledge.
Science can lift people out of poverty and cure disease. That, in turn, will reduce civil unrest.
Science can lift people out of poverty and cure disease. That, in turn, will reduce civil unrest.
I have found far greater enthusiasm for science in America than here in Britain. There is more enthusiasm for everything in America.
I have found far greater enthusiasm for science in America than here in Britain. There is more enthusiasm for everything in America.
I hope I have helped to raise the profile of science and to show that physics is not a mystery but can be understood by ordinary people.
I hope I have helped to raise the profile of science and to show that physics is not a mystery but can be understood by ordinary people.

10 Wise Stephen Hawking Quotes that will Make You Think (WISDOM)

The thing about smart people is that they seem like crazy people to dumb people.
The thing about smart people is that they seem like crazy people to dumb people.
When one's expectations are reduced to zero, one really appreciates everything one does have.
When one’s expectations are reduced to zero, one really appreciates everything one does have.
My expectations were reduced to zero when I was 21. Everything since then has been a bonus.
My expectations were reduced to zero when I was 21. Everything since then has been a bonus.
In my opinion, there is no aspect of reality beyond the reach of the human mind.
In my opinion, there is no aspect of reality beyond the reach of the human mind.

“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.”

Stephen Hawking
Imaginary time is a new dimension, at right angles to ordinary, real time.
Imaginary time is a new dimension, at right angles to ordinary, real time.
The past, like the future, is indefinite and exists only as a spectrum of possibilities.
The past, like the future, is indefinite and exists only as a spectrum of possibilities.
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.
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.
People who boast about their I.Q. are losers.
People who boast about their I.Q. are losers.
Nothing cannot exist forever.
Nothing cannot exist forever.

3 Stephen Hawking Quotes About Women

“While physics and mathematics may tell us how the universe began, they are not much use in predicting human behavior because there are far too many equations to solve. I’m no better than anyone else at understanding what makes people tick, particularly women.”

Stephen Hawking
Women. They are a complete mystery.
Women. They are a complete mystery.
My [physician assistant] reminds me that although I have a PhD in physics, women should remain a mystery.
My [physician assistant] reminds me that although I have a PhD in physics, women should remain a mystery.

4 Stephen Hawking Quotes on Technology and the Internet

“I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We’ve created life in our own image.”

Stephen Hawking
We are all now connected by the Internet, like neurons in a giant brain.
We are all now connected by the Internet, like neurons in a giant brain.
Success in creating AI would be the biggest event in human history. Unfortunately, it might also be the last, unless we learn how to avoid the risks.
Success in creating AI would be the biggest event in human history. Unfortunately, it might also be the last, unless we learn how to avoid the risks.
I would like nuclear fusion to become a practical power source. It would provide an inexhaustible supply of energy, without pollution or global warming.
I would like nuclear fusion to become a practical power source. It would provide an inexhaustible supply of energy, without pollution or global warming.

8 Stephen Hawking Quotes on God and Religion

“I believe the simplest explanation is, there is no God. No one created the universe and no one directs our fate. This leads me to a profound realization that there probably is no heaven and no afterlife either. We have this one life to appreciate the grand design of the universe and for that, I am extremely grateful.”

Stephen Hawking
Science is increasingly answering questions that used to be the province of religion.
Science is increasingly answering questions that used to be the province of religion.
God may exist, but science can explain the universe without the need for a creator.
God may exist, but science can explain the universe without the need for a creator.
I believe the universe is governed by the laws of science. The laws may have been decreed by God, but God does not intervene to break the laws.
I believe the universe is governed by the laws of science. The laws may have been decreed by God, but God does not intervene to break the laws.

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

Stephen Hawking
God is the name people give to the reason we are here.
God is the name people give to the reason we are here.
Not only does God play dice but... he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.
Not only does God play dice but… he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.
The scientific account is complete. Theology is unnecessary.
The scientific account is complete. Theology is unnecessary.

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