Stephen Hawking was one of the best-known and respected scientists in history. While studying at Cambridge he was diagnosed with a form of motor neurone disease which left him almost completely paralysed.
Hawking used a voice synthesizer to communicate. His book, “A Brief History of Time,” is a layman's guide to cosmology first published in 1988, became a best seller introducing a complex subject to the general public.
A man of great humor with a colossal mind, his passion for learning touched many lives around the world. Here are but a few of my favorite quotes by Stephen Hawkins:
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge
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.
People won't have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.
To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit the human spirit.
Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion.
It matters if you just don't give up.
Aloha -- Cathi