When we come to know the powerful figures of the world – captains of industry , presidents of banks, Nobel prizewinners, and members of legendary families – it’s striking to see how many are open, warm, sincere and view success as a responsibility, or ‘noblesse oblige’. These are truly successful people – whether visiting potentates or servants , they are notable, courteous, and considerate to all, treating everyone as an equal. The truly successful have no inclination to act arrogantly, for they consider themselves not better than others, just more fortunate. They see their position as a stewardship, a responsibility to exercise their influence for the greatest benefit of all.
– David R Hawkins from ‘Power vs Force’