Hold Fast Your Peculiarity (But Don't Be Repugnant)
31. Every one ought to hold fast, not their faults, but their peculiarities....
We ought, indeed, to act in such a way as shall be in no respect repugnant to our common human nature; yet, holding this sacred, let us follow our individual nature, so that, if there are other pursuits in themselves more important and excellent, we yet may measure our own pursuits by the standard of our own nature.
For it is of no avail to resist nature, or to pursue anything which we cannot reach.--From Cicero, De Officiis (On Moral Duties)
(That's me on my old orange rotary-dial phone, which I regret not holding fast to. (I gave it away.))