Stephen Hawking Principles

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Stephen William Hawking CH CBE FRS FRSA was an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author, who was director of research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Cambridge at the time of his death

“Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.”

“Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.”

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

“People won’t have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.”

“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.”

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

“There is no unique picture of reality.”

“I’m not afraid of death, but I’m in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first.”

“When one’s expectations are reduced to zero, one really appreciates everything one does have.”

“We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn’t want to meet.”

“Imaginary time is a new dimension, at right angles to ordinary, real time.”

“I want to know why the universe exists, why there is something greater than nothing.”

“We should seek the greatest value of our action.”

“There’s no way to remove the observer – us – from our perceptions of the world.”

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