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What thou wouldst highly, That wouldst thou holily. (1.5.16-21) This soliloquy is all about the tension between culturally approved goals, such as power and glory, and culturally disapproved means.
Macbeth cannot become king "holily"--as he would like to; his first crime is the necessary step to power but is also what prevents him from achieving the fullness of "kingly being." His second crime is the side-effect of his awareness of his own instability of being.
Emily, who is a Quaker and a clinic escort in New York, told me, "George Fox, who founded the Religious Society of Friends said, 'Do rightly, justly, truly, holily, equally, to all people in all things.' I definitely see clinic protesters as not doing justly to patients and staff and so escorting is a way to mitigate that and do rightly.