Overcome with shock and grief at the news of his passing, Twitter users share the most profound and meaningful Stephen Hawking quotes to honour one of the most courageous men who ever lived.

It has only been three months since 2018 began, and this year has already showed us the potential to be much more cruel and tragic with another precious jewel departing towards the stars. These Stephen Hawking quotes aren’t just a verbal manifestation of one of the most unique and brilliant minds in the world, but can be life altering.

For a man who changed the world with his mind, not letting people, society and even his own physical paralysis stop him from gaining and spreading knowledge, his passing has shattered the field of science irreparably. Today, at the age of 76, Stephen Hawking left our world, peacefully, nestled within the comfort of his own home.

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As we mourn the loss of one of the greatest achievers who will never be forgotten, these Stephen Hawking quotes will always help you remember the unstoppable man.

Thank you for everything Stephen Hawking. Thank you for helping man understand the universe around him.

Rest in peace.