My favorite quote from Shakespeare
I had rather be a canker in a hedge than a rose in his grace; and it better fits my blood to be disdained of all than to fashion a carriage to rob love from any: in this, though I cannot be said to be a flattering honest man, it must not be denied that I am a plain dealing villain. I am trusted with a muzzle and enfranchised with a clog: therefore I have decreed not to sing in my cage. If I had my mouth I would bite; If I had my liberty I would do my liking: in the meantime let me be that I am, and seek not to alter me.
Don John, ‘Much Ado About Nothing’