A sense of duty pursues us ever. It is omnipresent, like the Deity.
If we take to ourselves the wings of the morning, and dwell in the
uttermost parts of the sea, duty performed or duty violated is still
with us, for our happiness or our misery. If we say the darkness shall
cover us, in the darkness as in the light our obligations are yet
-- Daniel Webster (1782-1852)
-- Argument on the Murder of Captain White, April 6, 1830, Vol. vi, p. 105