Astrophysicist Stephen Hawking celebrated his 74th birthday on 8 January 2016.He has lived a remarkable life, full of discoveries and miracles.He is a Physicist, Astrophysicist, cosomlogist, author and a professor at the university of Cambridge.

At the age of 21 he was diagnosed with motor neurone disease (ALS) and he was told he would survive for a few more years only.He beat the odds and he is alive today.The disease has paralysed him over the years and he now talks through a speech generating device.

Check out some inspiring and terrifying quotes by Stephen Hawking

“Intelligence is the ability to adapt to a change”

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Stephen Hawking with wife Jane Hawking

“I don’t think we will survive another 1,000 years without escaping beyond our fragile planet.”The physicist remarked this because he thinks humanity is in danger from artifical intelligence and human barbarism.

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US President presenting Stephen Hawking with presidential medal of freedom

“If aliens visit us, the outcome could be much like when Columbus landed in America, which didn’t turn out well for the Native Americans.”He has always been very vocal our need to find extraterrestrial life.

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Stephen Hawking with british monarch queen Elizabeth

“I have noticed that even people who claim everything is predetermined and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.”Stephen hawking on fate and free will.

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Books authored by Stephen Hawking

“Next time someone complains that you have made a mistake, tell him that may be a good thing. Because without imperfection, neither you nor I would exist.”

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Stephen Hawking with Jim Parsons.The scientist has appeared many times on the show Big Bang Theory

“People who boast about their I.Q. are losers.”

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Stephen Hawking when he got married.

“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 now.Pictured here in his wheelchair

“Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious, and however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up.”

The man was told he’d live only 3 years more,he revolutionised entire science and is still alive 53 years later.GREATNESS!

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