My noble father, I do perceive here a divided duty; To you, I am bound for life and education; My life and education both do learn me How to respect you; you are the lord of duty; I am hitherto your daughter: But heres my husband. Shakespeare.Othello, Act I. Scene 3. (Desdemona to her Father.)
In all ordinary cases we see intuitively at first view what is our duty, what is the honest part. In these cases doubt and deliberation is of itself dishonesty; as it was in Balaams case upon the second message. Bishop Butler.Sermon 7, at the Rolls.