The power of words move and inspire us. From “O, it is excellent to have a giant’s strength, but it is tyrannous to use it like a giant.” (William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure, circa 1603) to “We simply cannot sweep injustice aside. Even if our own conscience allowed us to, I am sure, that in due course, the world and the people of our region would not.” (Paul Keating, Redfern Address, 1992).
Take a moment to view these four short pieces, absorb their messages, and be moved by their honesty.
Written between 1603 and 1604. Vienna is beset with brothels and loose morality, but the Duke is unwilling to use his authority to clean up the city and departs, dressed as a friar. He leaves his deputy, Angelo, in charge, and although reluctant at first, Angelo soon starts to make changes.