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The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
But the myth of power is, of course, a very powerful myth, and probably most people in this world more or less believe in it. It is a myth, which, if everybody believes in it, becomes to that extent self-validating. But it is still epistemological lunacy and leads inevitably to various sorts of disaster.
We have, I fear, confused power with greatness.
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