He who the sword of heaven will bear, Should be as holy as severe; Pattern in himself, to know, Grace to stand, and virtue go; More or less to others praying, Than by self-offences weighing, Shame to him, whose cruel striking Kills for faults of his own liking! Shakespeare.Measure for Measure, Act III. Scene 2. (The Duke on Angelos hypocrisy.) See Romans, Chap. ii. Ver. 1.