I tell you, guilt dwells nowhere but in the eyes of the accuser. This men know even as they deny it, which is why they so often make murder their absolution. The truth of crime lies not with the victim but with the witness.
The sunshine dreaming upon Salmon’s heightIs not so sweet and whiteAs the most heretofore sin-spotted SoulThat darts to its delightStraight from the absolution of a faithful fight.coventry patmore
This goes to demonstrate the fact that John Howard established this inquiry in order to bring about his own absolution, not to bring about any form of accountability.kevin rudd
Some hoisted out the boats, and there was one That begged Pedrillo for an absolution, Who told him to be damn'd, in his confusion.lord byron
...Both hold the view [ Jain sects of Svetambara and Digambara Jains] hold the view that only human beings can get salvation; gods and other beings which are capable of getting salvation according to other Indian systems, do not have it according to Jaina-teachings. They have to be born again as human beings when they become mature for this highest spiritual development to be able to accomplish complete absolution from all earthly passions .