Stephen Hawking Quotes

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. Stephen Hawking

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

People won’t have time for you if you are always angry or complaining. Stephen Hawking

Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change. Stephen Hawking

Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion. Stephen Hawking

We are all now connected by the Internet, like neurons in a giant brain. Stephen Hawking

I believe alien life is quite common in the universe, although intelligent life is less so. Some say it has yet to appear on planet Earth. Stephen Hawking

Scientists have become the bearers of the torch of discovery in our quest for knowledge. Stephen Hawking

There is no unique picture of reality. Stephen Hawking

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


Quotes about Dreams

Dreams have as much influence as actions.

Stephane Mallarme

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.

Langston Hughes

Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together.

Eugene Ionesco

To me dreams are part of nature, which harbors no intention to deceive but expresses something as best it can.
Carl Gustav Jung

Keep your dreams, you never know when you might need them.

Carlos Ruiz Zafon

A dream is a scripture, and many scriptures are nothing but dreams.

Umberto Eco

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

Eleanor Roosevelt

One of the great dreams of man must be to find some place between the extremes of nature and civilization where it is possible to live without regret.

Barry Lopez

I was not looking for my dreams to interpret my life, but rather for my life to interpret my dreams.

Susan Sontag

In dreams we see ourselves naked and acting our real characters, even more clearly than we see others awake.

Henry David Thoreau


Quotes about Education

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

Nelson Mandela

Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.

H.G. Wells

Only time, education and plenty of good schooling will make anti-segregation work.

Nat King Cole

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.

William Butler Yeats

Education… has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.

G.M. Trevelyan

The principle goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done – men who are creative, inventive and discoverers.

Jean Piaget

Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.

B.F. Skinner

Education is a vaccine for violence.

Edward James Olmos

Every stage of education begins with childhood. That is why the most educated person on earth so much resembles a child.


Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained.

James A. Garfield

Quotes about Friendship

Friendship based solely upon gratitude is like a photograph: with time it fades.

Carmen Sylva

Friendship is the soul’s voluntary imprisonment in a stranger’s body.

Dimitrie Cantemir

If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own.

Charlotte Bronte

Friendship make prosperity more shining and lessens adversity by dividing and sharing it.


The holy passion of Friendship is so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.
Mark Twain

Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.


True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.

George Washington

The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship.

Francis Bacon

Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Friendship improves hapiness and reduces misery, by doubting our joys and dividing our grief.

Joseph Addison


Quotes about Marriage

Of two kinds of temporary insanity, one ends in suicide, the other in marriage.

Ambrose Bierce

The secret of a good marriage is forgiving your partner for marrying you in the first place.

Sacha Guitry

A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.

Michel de Montaigne

Choose in marriage only a woman whom you would choose as a friend if she were a man.

Joseph Joubert

Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who would want to live in an institution.

H.L. Mencken

A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love.

Pearl S. Buck

The husband who wants a happy marriage should learn to keep his mouth shut and his checkbook open.

Groucho Marx


Marriage is the only adventure open to the cowardly.


If you want to read about love and marriage, you have to buy two separate books.

Alan King

Marriage is like a bank account. You put it in, you take it out, you lose interest.

Irwin Corey


Quotes about politics


In politics, the truth has to wait until someone needs it.

Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson

Finishing second in the Olympics gets you silver. Finishing second in politics gets you oblivion.

Richard Nixon

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.


Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.

Ronald Reagan

Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary.
Robert Louis Stevenson

Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.


There are seven sins in the world: Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Knowledge without character, Commerce without morality, Science without humanity, Worship without sacrifice and politics without principle.

Mahatma Gandhi

In politics, absurdity is not a handicap.
Napoleon Bonaparte


I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.

Charles de Gaulle

No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power.

Jacob Chanowski



Quotes about IMAGINATION

Computers are incredibly fast, accurate, and stupid. Human beings are incredibly slow, inaccurate, and brilliant. Together they are powerful beyond imagination.

Albert Einstein

Imagination is the highest kite one can fly.

Lauren Bacall

Happiness is ideal, it is the work of the imagination.

Marquis de Sade

I try to decorate my imagination as much as I can.

Franz Schubert

Nature uses human imagination to lift her work of creation to even higher levels.
Luigi Pirandello

The public has an appetite for anything about imagination – anything that is as far away from reality as is creatively possible.

Steven Spielberg

There are two ways to reach me: by way of kisses or by way of the imagination. But there is a hierarchy: the kisses alone don’t work.

Anais Nin

There is something more important than logic: the imagination.

Alfred Hitchcock

Poetry is the lava of the imagination whose eruption prevents an earthquake.


Being an actor is the loneliest thing in the world. You are all alone with your concentration and imagination, and that

James Dean


Quotes about religion


No religion is worth a drop of blood.

Marquis de Sade

Religion is a defense against the experience of God.

Carl Gustav Jung

To die for a religion is easier than to live it absolutely.

Jorge Luis Borges

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.

Dalai Lama

The religion is comparable to a childhood neurosis.

Sigmund Freud

It is a mistake to suppose that God is only, or even chiefly, concerned with religion.

Archbishop William Temple

In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep insights can be winnowed from deep nonsense.

Carl Sagan

We have enough religion to hate each other, but not enough to love each other.

Jonathan Swift

Religion is a monumental chapter in the history of human egotism.

William James


Quotes about Science

All science is either physics or stamp collecting.

Ernest Rutherford

Marketing is science able to sell the demon hooves as angel wings!

Octav Bibere

Science is nothing but perception.


Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.

Immanuel Kant

Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.

Edgar Allan Poe

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.

Isaac Asimov

Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowlege: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.

Charles Darwin

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.

Albert Einstein

Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.

Oscar Wilde

There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.

Mark Twain


Quotes about courage

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. Lao Tzu

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them. Bruce Lee

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. Walt Disney

The secret to happiness is freedom… And the secret to freedom is courage. Thucydides

Goodness is about character – integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people. Dennis Prager

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. Nelson Mandela

Courage is being scared to death – and saddling up anyway.

John Wayne

Courage is grace under pressure.
Ernest Hemingway

Courage is the power of the mind to overcome fear.

Martin Luther King

Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.

Charlie Chaplin

I have a lot of courage, but I am afraid to use it.
Eva A. Ziem

He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses his courage loses all.

Miguel de Cervantes