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Stephen Hawking Quotes

I hope you find these Stephen Hawking Quotes inspiring and motivational.

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

Related topics: Wisdom

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

God not only plays dice, He also sometimes throws the
dice where they cannot be seen.
- 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


 

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.
- Stephen Hawking

One cannot really argue with a mathematical theorem.
- Stephen Hawking

Not only does God play dice, but...
he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.
- Stephen Hawking


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Most sets of values would give rise to universes that,
although they might be very beautiful,
would contain no one able to wonder at that beauty.
- Stephen Hawking

To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would
be to limit the human spirit.
- Stephen Hawking

It is not clear that intelligence has any long-term survival value.
- 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

Someone told me that each equation I included in the
book would halve the sales.
- Stephen Hawking

There are grounds for cautious optimism that we may
now be near the end ofthe search for the ultimate laws of nature.
- Stephen Hawking

The usual approach of science of constructing a mathematical
model cannot answer the questions of why there should
be a universe for the model to describe.
Why does the universe go to all the bother of existing?
- Stephen Hawking

Even if there is only one possible unified theory,
it is just a set of rules and equations.
What is it that breathes fire into the equations and
makes a universe for them to describe?
- Stephen Hawking

If we do discover a complete theory,
it should be in time understandable in broad principle by everyone.
Then we shall all, philosophers, scientists,
and just ordinary people be able to take part in the
discussion of why we and the universe exist.
- Stephen Hawking

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

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.
- Stephen Hawking

Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence -
is the key to unlocking our potential.
- Winston Churchill

Action is the real measure of intelligence.
- Napoleon Hill (author of the classic Think and Grow Rich)

What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant
intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.
- Sigmund Freud

There is no greater evidence of superior intelligence
than to be surprised at nothing.
- Josh Billings

I do not believe in the God of the theologians;
but that there is a Supreme Intelligence I do not doubt.
- Thomas Edison

Intelligence is not a science.
- Frank Carlucci

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority
is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
Second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience.
- Samuel Johnson [also attributed to Oscar Wilde]

Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
- H. L. Mencken

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
- Salvador Dali

Belief is the death of intelligence.
- Robert Anton Wilson

There is nobody so irritating as somebody with less
intelligence and more sense than we have.
- Don Herold

The true sign of intelligence
is not knowledge but imagination.
- Albert Einstein

If you would take, you must first give,
this is the beginning of intelligence.
- Lao Tzu

One defeats a fanatic precisely by not being a fanatic oneself,
but on the contrary by using one's intelligence.
- George Orwell

Man becomes man only by his intelligence,
but he is man only by his heart.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability
to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time
and still retain the ability to function.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

Knowing others is intelligence;
knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is strength;
mastering yourself is true power.
- Lao Tzu

Intelligence is really a kind of taste:
taste in ideas.
- Susan Sontag

There are no great limits to growth because there are
no limits of human intelligence,
imagination, and wonder.
- Ronald Reagan

A woman uses her intelligence to find reasons to support her intuition.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

The language of Friendship is not words, but meanings.
It is an intelligence above language.
- Henry David Thoreau

Action is the real measure of intelligence.
- Napoleon Hill

There is One Infinite Mind,
which of necessity includes all that is,
whether it be the intelligence in man,
the life in the animal,
or the invisible Presence which is God.
- Ernest Holmes

It is not worth an intelligent man's time to be in the majority.
By definition, there are already enough people to do that.
- G. H. Hardy

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again,
this time more intelligently.
- Henry Ford

To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments,
and is yet willing to learn more.
- Ed Parker

Genius ain't anything more than elegant common sense.
- Josh Billings

Every true genius is bound to be naive.
- Friedrich Schiller

Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary,
great minds with the ordinary.
- Blaise Pascal

Common sense is not so common.
- Voltaire

We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of
the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.
- George Orwell

Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one.
- E. B. White

Wit is educated insolence.
- Aristotle

The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere
in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.
- Bill Watterson

It is better to have a fair intellect that is well
used than a powerful one that is idle.
- Bryant H. McGill

Man is the most intelligent of the animals -
and the most silly.
- Diogenes

A woman has to be intelligent, have charm,
a sense of humor, and be kind.
It's the same qualities I require from a man.
- Catherine Deneuve

I'm not the smartest fellow in the world,
but I can sure pick smart colleagues.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Always be smarter than the people who hire you.
- Lena Horne

An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself.
- Albert Camus

I don't think the intelligence reports are all that hot.
Some days I get more out of the New York Times.
- John F. Kennedy

There are only two races on this planet -
the intelligent and the stupid.
- John Fowles

Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you.
- Roger Ebert

Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always
better to be wise than to be smart.
- Alan Alda

The higher the voice the smaller the intellect.
- Ernest Newman

Be what you are.
This is the first step toward becoming better than you are.
- Julius Charles Hare

I can't tell you if genius is hereditary,
because heaven has granted me no offspring.
- James Whistler

If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of
questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just
in time to ask questions?
- Scott Adams

The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read With loads of
learned lumber in his head.
- Alexander Pope

Smartness runs in my family.
When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was
in my class for five years.
- Gracie Allen

I'm not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I'm not dumb...
and I also know that I'm not blonde.
- Dolly Parton


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