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" Could great men thunder As Jove himself does, Jove would ne'er be quiet, For every pelting, petty officer Would use his heaven for thunder ; Nothing but thunder... "
The plays of William Shakspeare, pr. from the text of the corrected copy ... - Page 353
by William Shakespeare - 1811
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Kill All the Lawyers?: Shakespeare's Legal Appeal

Daniel Kornstein - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 274 pages
...also. ABUSE OF POWER Angelo ignores Isabella's insightful lines about power and its restrained use: O, it is excellent To have a giant's strength, but it is tyrannous To use it like a giant. (2.2.109-11) These cautionary lines, with their simple but clear message, should be carved in every...
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Shakespeare's Heroines

Anna Murphy Jameson - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 464 pages
...grown up in her mind from long and deep meditation in the silence and solitude of her convent cell: O, it is excellent To have a giant's strength; but it is tyrannous To use it like a giant. Could great men thunder As Jove himself does, Jove would ne'er be quiet: For every pelting, petty officer...
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - Reference - 2006 - 1067 pages
...poor, but honest. All's Well That Ends Well act 1, sc. 3, 1. 192 (16031604) Measure for Measure 253 O, it is excellent To have a giant's strength, but it is tyrannous To use it like a giant. Measure for Measure act 2, sc. 2, 1. 108 (1604) 254 Man, proud man, Dress'd in a little brief authority,...
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Critical Information Infrastructures: Resilience and Protection

Maitland Hyslop - Computers - 2007 - 278 pages
...powerful and generous nation on Earth must steel itself against the arrogance of power. Shakespeare said: "O, it is excellent to have a giant's strength; but it is tyrannous to use it like a giant. " And Reinhold Niebuhr cautioned America to use its great might "with fear and trembling. The political...
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