20 Motivational Quotes Of Stephen Hawking Can Change Your Life

When doctors diagnosed Stephen Hawking with a degenerative motor neuron disease, they gave him two and a half years’ time. But Stephen Hawking overcame huge obstacles to become the world’s most beloved scientist and true inspiration over the years.

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

2. “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.”

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3. “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.”

4. “Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.”

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

6. “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.”

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

8. “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.”

9. “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.”

10. “So 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.”

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

12. “If I had to choose a superhero to be, I would pick Superman. He’s everything that I’m not.”

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

14. “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.”

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15. “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.”

16. “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.”

17. “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.”

18. “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.”

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

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

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