• This is some fellow,
    Who having been prais'd for bluntness, doth affect
    A saucy roughness and constrains the garb
    Quite from his nature: he can't flatter, he!
    An honest mind and plain,--he must speak truth!
    And they will take it so; if not he's plain.
    These kind of knaves I know, which in this plainness
    Harbor more craft, and far corrupter ends,
    Than twenty silly, ducking observants,
    That stretch their duty nicely.

    William Shakespeare (1866). “A Treasury of Thought from Shakespeare: The Choice Sayings of His Principal Characters, Analytically and Alphabetically Arranged”, p.38