“Remember to 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. 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."
Stephen Hawking was a very interesting person, it's amazing to see such an motivational quote out of someone with ALS which totally weakened Hawking to the point where only his mind was in perfect shape. Doesn't surprise me to see such a quote from him about advancing human society. If we learned anything from the Dark Ages, focusing all your time on superstitions and delusions will get us nowhere at all.