Top 25 Stephen Hawking Quotes

So remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and hold on to that childlike wonder about what makes the universe exist.
– Stephen Hawking

Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
– Stephen Hawking

The more you learn, the more you know. The more you know, the more you forget. The more you forget, the less you know. So why bother to learn.
– Stephen Hawking

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge.
– Stephen Hawking

The human race is just a chemical scum on a moderate-sized planet, orbiting around a very average star in the outer suburb of one among a hundred billion galaxies. We are so insignificant that I can’t believe the whole universe exists for our benefit. That would be like saying that you would disappear if I closed my eyes.
– Stephen Hawking

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

It is all right to make mistakes; nothing is perfect because with perfection, we would not exist.
– Stephen Hawking

If aliens visit us, the outcome would be much as when Columbus landed in America, which didn’t turn out well for the Native Americans.
– Stephen Hawking

Quiet people have the loudest minds.
– Stephen Hawking

What I have learned from life is to make the most of what you have got.
– Stephen Hawking

My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.
– Stephen Hawking

Look up at the stars, not down at your feet.
– Stephen Hawking

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

The universe doesn’t allow perfection.
Stephen Hawking

The past, like the future, is indefinite and exists only as a spectrum of possibilities.
– Stephen Hawking

I’d say I don’t believe in God, but I’m afraid He might hear me.
– Stephen Hawking

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.
– Stephen Hawking

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

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

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.
– Stephen Hawking

It is my view that 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. There is probably 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

It is very important for young people keep their sense of wonder and keep asking why.
– Stephen Hawking

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

Nuclear weapons need large facilities, but genetic engineering can be done in a small lab. You can’t regulate every lab in the world. The danger is that either by accident or design, we create a virus that destroys us.
– Stephen Hawking

I don’t fear God- I fear His believers.
– Stephen Hawking

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