Another Quote from Thomas a Kempis, the 15th century monk:
“In judging others, we expend our energy to no purpose; we are often mistaken and easily sin. But if we judge ourselves, our labour is always to our profit. Our judgement is frequently influenced by our personal feelings, and it is very easy to fail in right judgement when we are inspired by private motives” (Book I, chapter 14, p42)
Once again, Thomas a Kempis gets to the heart of the matter. I can’t think of the number of times that when I have harboured private judgements against others, when in reality my judgement is not fuelled by their faults, but by my envy, jealousy, pride or something else.