"I did all the problems a little different from the rest of the class." Samuel Goudsmit, born 11 July 1902.
"The scientific man does not aim at an immediate result." Nikola Tesla, born 10 July 1856.
"There are many modes of thinking about the world around us and our place in it. I like to consider all the angles from which we might gain perspective on our amazing universe and the nature of existence." John Archibald Wheeler, born 9 July 1911.
"Creativity makes life valuable." Igor Tamm, born 8 July 1895.
"If history has a lesson, it is that the "winner take all" attitude deprives one of the pleasures of being the heir to the best of different traditions, even while avoiding their intolerance against each other." László Tisza, born 7 July 1907.
"The standard model longs for the Higgs particle in order to be a sound theory." Jos Engelen, born 6 July 1950.
"If you really want to contribute to our theoretical understanding of physical laws - and it is an exciting experience if you succeed! - there are many things you need to know. First of all, be serious about it!" Gerardus 't Hooft, born 5 July 1946.