"It is generally recognised that women are better than men at languages, personal relations and multi-tasking, but less good at map-reading and spatial awareness. It is therefore not unreasonable to suppose that women might be less good at mathematics and physics."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."Stephen Hawking on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."Stephen Hawking on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."Stephen Hawking on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"Stephen Hawking on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."Stephen Hawking on Mahatma Gandhi
"The radiation left over from the Big Bang is the same as that in your microwave oven but very much less powerful. It would heat your pizza only to minus 271.3*C - not much good for defrosting the pizza, let alone cooking it."
"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."
"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."
"Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change."
"In Britain, like most of the developed world, stem-cell research is regarded as a great opportunity. America will be left behind if it doesn't change policy."