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What should we inscribe on our brick?

We bought a brick to help build a museum for Nikola Tesla.

After all, we can't think of many people who've had as much of an impact on our daily lives as Nikola Tesla. The man deserves a museum. And we're fixers, so fixing up his old lab grounds to make a museum is right up our alley.

We bought an 8 x 8" brick that comes with two lines of text and our logo. We got the logo covered, but the question is: what should we put on the two lines of text? Each line is limited to 20 characters, including spaces and punctuation marks.

Let me know what you think! Here's an idea of what the brick will look like:

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"Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more." - Tesla

or (this one may need to be shortened)

"Let the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked, is mine." -Tesla

I feel that these statements by Tesla himself capture some of the ideologies that we here at iFixit have. We strive to make a better future for our children, and our children's children, by helping bringing repair manuals to the masses that can be edited and changed over time. As well as working to prevent electronic waste from destroying our planet.

With a number of companies that have recently had DIY hostility *cough*Apple*cough*, we may not be able to exist. We have filled a hole with the resources that we have provided. We are a pain to the likes of those who want to make devices thinner at the cost of repairability, and we stand with our flag unfurled to bring hope for DIYers all around the world. The hope is that by sparking a genuine interest in repair, we inspire those we interact with to learn how to fix even just one thing.

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We'll definitely use this post as inspiration. Anyone else want to chime in and speak their mind, lest they forever hold their tongue in peace?

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iFixit: Helping to mend

Nikola’s awesome lab

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We bought a brick

And rebuilt a museum

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To Nikola Tesla

From the iFixit folk

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Helping rebuild what

Nikola Tesla lost

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“Fix it yourself.”

-Nikola Tesla

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Fix the world

One device at a time

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How about this statement from Tesla's interview in 1899

"I talk with lightning

and thunder."

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