A young priest asked his bishop, “May I smoke while praying?” The answer was an emphatic “No!” Later, encountering an older priest puffing on a cigarette while praying, the younger priest scolded, “You shouldn’t be smoking while praying! I asked the bishop, and he said I couldn’t.”
“That’s strange,” the older priest replied. “I asked the bishop if I could pray while I’m smoking, and he told me that it was okay to pray at any time.”

The way you ask a question can profoundly influence the answer you’ll get.


Long term consistency beats short term intensity.


3 weeks without food
3 days without water
3 minutes without oxygen

But a man cannot survive even 3 seconds, without hope

RIP – Stephen William Hawking (1942 – 2018)


“The human failing I would most like to correct is aggression,” Hawking said, according to The Independent. “It may have had survival advantage in caveman days, to get more food, territory or partner with whom to reproduce, but now it threatens to destroy us all.”
— February 2015, during a tour of London’s Science Museum.

“The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race,” Hawking told the BBC in December 2014.

“It is a waste of time to be angry about my disability. One has to get on with life and I haven’t done badly. People won’t have time for you if you are always angry or complaining,” Hawking said in 2005 during an interview with The Guardian’s Emma Brockes.

During a Reddit AMA in 2015, Hawking was asked: “What mystery do you find most intriguing, and why?” His answer? “Women. My PA reminds me that although I have a PhD in physics, women should remain a mystery.”


“Empty vessels make more noise”.