15 Greatest Stephen Hawking Quotes

15 Greatest Stephen Hawking Quotes

Stephen Hawking has changed the world forever. His scientific discoveries and disability activism contributed to the world and will continue to impact the future and beyond. His death has saddened people worldwide most who have created meaningful and powerful tributes to the man, his work and his influence on society. Stephen Hawking will be remembered for many things he accomplished throughout his lifetime but his quotes will live on in the hearts of everyone forever.

Here are the 15 greatest Stephen Hawking quotes:

  1. “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.”
  2. “My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn’t prevent you from doing well and don’t regret the things it interferes with. Don’t be disabled in spirit, as well as physically.”
  3. “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.”
  4. “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.”
  5. “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.”
  6. “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.”
  7. “Keeping an active mind has been vital to my survival, as has been maintaining a sense of humor.”
  8. “My expectations were reduced to zero when I was 21. Everything since then has been a bonus.”
  9. “My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.”
  10. “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.”
  11. “You cannot understand the glories of the universe without believing there is some supreme power behind it.”
  12. “Government works best under the glare of public scrutiny. Absent such scrutiny, abuses occur.”
  13. “Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge.”
  14. “We are in danger of destroying ourselves by our greed and stupidity. We cannot remain to look inwards at ourselves on a small and increasingly polluted and overcrowded planet.”
  15. “If you understand how the universe operates, you control it, in a way.”

Drawing inspiration from Stephen Hawking quotes can create a positive experience in your life. Applying these quotes and many others to the way you view your own situation and life will help Stephen Hawking's wisdom live on forever. Hawkings was an advocate for the disability community and his memory will continue to live on in the hearts and minds of everyone he touched.


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