Top 50 Stephen Hawking Quotes

Stephen William Hawking was born on 8th January 1942 in Oxford, England. He is worldly renowned as an English Cosmologist, physicist and the author of many books like A Brief History of Time, The Universe in a Nutshell, The Grand Design, My Brief History, A Briefer History of Time, George’s Secret Key to the Universe, Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays etc and many others. After some Introduction now I am moving towards my topic which is Top 50 Stephen Hawking Quotes.

Top 50 Stephen Hawking Quotes on Intelligence, Physics, Maths, life, Motivation & Hope

So a list of top 50 quotes by Stephen Hawking on Intelligence, physics, maths, Life, hope and Inspiration is in the following:

Stephen Hawking Quotes on Intelligence

Inspirational Quotes by Stephen Hawking

Best Quotes by Stephen Hawking

  1. “Simplicity is a matter of taste”
  2. “It matters if you just don’t give up.”
  3. “Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge.”
  4. “There is nothing bigger or older than the universe.”
  5. “If one is physically disabled, one cannot afford to be *psychologically* disabled as well.”
  6. “Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny.”
  7. “I like physics, but I love cartoons.”
  8. “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.”
  9. “Many people find the universe confusing — it’s not.”
  10. “However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.”
  11. “We are all now connected by the Internet, like neurons in a giant brain.”
  12. “I’m not afraid of death, but I’m in no hurry to die.”
  13. “Women. They are a complete mystery to me.”
  14. “We create history by our observation, rather than history creating us.”
  15. “However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. Where there’s life, there’s hope.”
  16. “One is always a long way from solving a problem until one actually has the answer.”
  17. It is generally recognized that women are better than men at languages, personal relations and multi-tasking, but less good at map-reading and spatial awareness. It is therefore not unreasonable to suppose that women might be less good at mathematics and physics.
  18. “In my school, the brightest boys did math and physics, the less bright did physics and chemistry, and the least bright did biology. I wanted to do math and physics, but my father made me do chemistry because he thought there would be no jobs for mathematicians.”
  19. 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.
    “I am just a child who has never grown up. I still keep asking these ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions. Occasionally, I find an answer.”
  20. “Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.”
  21. “The universe does not behave according to our pre-conceived ideas. It continues to surprise us.”
  22. “We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn’t want to meet,”
  23. “Science can lift people out of poverty and cure disease. That, in turn, will reduce civil unrest.”
  24. “I don’t think the human race will survive the next thousand years unless we spread into space.”
  25. “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.”
  26. “Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion.”
  27. “Although quantum mechanics has been around for nearly 70 years, it is still not generally understood or appreciated, even by those that use it to do calculations.”
  28. “Mankind’s greatest achievements have come about by talking and its greatest failures by not talking. It doesn’t have to be like this.”
  29. “ You cannot understand the glories of the universe without believing there is some Supreme Power behind it.”
  30. “My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.”
  31. “Scientists have become the bearers of the torch of discovery in our quest for knowledge.”
  32. “To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit the human spirit.”
  33. “Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.”
  34. “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.”
  35. “Scientists have become the bearers of the torch of discovery in our quest for knowledge.”
  36. “The discovery that the universe was expanding was one of the great intellectual revolutions of the twentieth century.”
  37. “Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life are empty without it. If you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don’t throw it away.”
  38. “You cannot predict the future.”
  39. “People who boast about their I.Q. are losers.”
  40. “When one’s expectations are reduced to zero, one really appreciates everything one does have.”
  41. “In my opinion, there is no aspect of reality beyond the reach of the human mind.”
  42. “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.”
  43. Equations are just the boring part of mathematics. I attempt to see things in terms of geometry.
    “People won’t have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.”
  44. “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.”
    “I believe there are no questions that science can’t answer about a physical universe.”
  45. “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”
  46. “The past, like the future, is indefinite and exists only as a spectrum of possibilities.”
  47. “The thing about smart people is that they seem like crazy people to dumb people.”
  48. “I have found far greater enthusiasm for science in America than here in Britain. There is more enthusiasm for everything in America.”
  49. “Another prediction of general relativity is that time should appear to run slower near a massive body like the earth.”
  50. “We are very very small. But we are profoundly capable of very very big things.”

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