22 Quotes and Lessons from Stephen Hawking That Will Inspire Us to Think Bigger and Never Be Discouraged In Life

World renowned physicists Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76. He passed away peacefully at his Cambridge home in the early hours of Wednesday, said his family.

Stephen Hawking is probably the most recognized and admired scientist of the past century. Being diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a form of motor neuron disease at the young age of 21 and given a maximum of 2 years to live, he overcame the debilitating illness in order to create some of the most groundbreaking theories about the universe in the last few centuries.

His goal has been no less than to have an understanding about how the universe works and he devoted his life to uncovering “The Theory of Everything”. Stephen Hawking might have been disabled in body, but he certainly wasn’t in his mind and ambitions.

His life is an extraordinary story about a man facing incredible odds at surviving and he beat them and went on to become one of the world’s most famous scientists.He has been and will be the most influential face of courage and inspiration for generations to come.

Here are some of the most insightful quotes which will inspire you to think out of the box and never get discouraged in life.My expectations were reduced to zero when I was 21. Everything since then has been a bonus.

Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.

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

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

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

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

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.

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 greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.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.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.

Quiet People have the loudest minds

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

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.

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

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.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.

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

The thing about smart people is that they seem like crazy people to dumb people.

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.

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.

 

 

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