With regard to rewards, there are two questions
which confront us: namely, whether the claimant is
deserving of any reward, and, if so, whether he deserves so great a reward. If there are two claimants,
we have to decide which is the more worthy of the
two; if there are a number, who is the most worthy.
The treatment of these questions turns on the kind
of merit possessed by the claimants. And we must
consider not merely the act (whether it has merely
to be stated or has to be compared with the acts of
others), but the person of the claimant as well. For
it makes a great difference whether a tyrannicide be
young or old, man or woman, a stranger or a connexion.