Stephen Hawking Top 10 Quotes

Life would be tragic if it weren't funny.
Stephen Hawking (Quoted in The New York Times, 2004)
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 (Quoted in Stephen Hawking's Universe - Chapter 7, 1985)
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.
Stephen Hawking
The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.
Stephen Hawking
God not only plays dice, He also confuses us sometimes and throws the dice where they can't be seen.
Stephen Hawking (Quoted in The Nature of Space and Time, 1996)
I don't think the human race will survive the next thousand years, unless we spread into space. There are too many accidents that can befall life on a single planet. But I'm an optimist. We will reach out to the stars.
Stephen Hawking (Quoted in the Daily Telegraph, 2001)
The whole history of science has been the gradual realization that events do not happen in an arbitrary manner, but that they reflect a certain underlying order, which may or may not be divinely inspired.
Stephen Hawking (A Brief History of Time, 1988)
One cannot really argue with a mathematical theorem.
Stephen Hawking (A Brief History of Time, 1988)
When one's expectations are reduced to zero, one really appreciates everything one does have.
Stephen Hawking (Quoted in The New York Times, 2004)
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.
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Stephen Hawking Biography

Born: January 8, 1942

Stephen Hawking is an English theoretical physicist and cosmologist. He is mostly recognized as the author of various scientific books, such as the popular science book "A Brief History of Time"

Notable Works

A Brief History of Time (1988)
Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays (1993)
The Universe in a Nutshell (2001)
A Briefer History of Time (2005)
The Grand Design (2010)

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