I Would Have Nobody To Control Me; I Would Be Absolute

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I would have nobody to control me; I would be absolute: and who but
I? Now, he that is absolute can do what he likes; he that can do what
he likes can take his pleasure; he that can take his pleasure can
be content; and he that can be content has no more to desire. So the
matter 's over; and come what will come, I am satisfied.
-- Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616)
-- Don Quixote, Part i, Book iv, Chap. xxiii