Conscience: self-esteem with a halo.
— Irving Layton

Life is not a series of gig lamps symmetrically arranged; life is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end.
Virginia Woolf halo quote

What after all, is a halo? It's only one more thing to keep clean.
— Christopher Fry

The thinking man must oppose all cruel customs no matter how deeply rooted in tradition and surrounded by a halo. When we have a choice, we must avoid bringing torment and injury into the life of another, even the lowliest creature; to do so is to renounce our manhood and shoulder a guilt which nothing justifies.
— Albert Schweitzer

Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.
— H. G. [Herbert George] Wells