Act like the person you are, not the way they make you act.

[Cada uno ha de obrar como quien es, no como le obligan.]

Baltasar Gracián y Morales (1601-1658) Spanish Jesuit priest, writer, philosopher
The Art of Worldly Wisdom [Oráculo Manual y Arte de Prudencia], § 165 (1647) [tr. Maurer (1992)]

On waging war honorably. (Source (Spanish)). Alternate translation:

Every one must needs act as he is

, not as others would make him to be.
[tr. Jacobs (1892)]
Added on 18-Apr-22 | Last updated 18-Apr-22
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