"A truly rational theory would allow us to deduce the elementary particles (electron,etc.) and not be forced to state them a priori." Albert Einstein, born 14 March 1879.
"... one can still say that quantum mechanics is the key to understanding magnetism. When one enters the first room with this key there are unexpected rooms beyond, but it is always the master key that unlocks each door." John_Van Vleck, born 13 March 1899.
"Look here, I have succeeded at last in fetching some gold from the sun." Gustav Kirchhoff, born 12 March 1824.
"Increased knowledge clearly implies increased responsibility." Nicolaas Bloembergen, born 11 March 1920.
"But mainly I learned, in approaching the measurement of new phenomena, not just to consider using existing apparatus but to allow the mind to wander freely and invent new ways of doing the job." Val Fitch, born 10 March 1923.
"Paris somehow lends itself to conceptual new ideas. I don't know why it is. There is a certain magic to that city." Walter Kohn, born 9 March 1923.
"Usually, a discovery is not made in the easiest but on a complicated way; the simple cases show up only later." Otto Hahn, born 8 March 1879.