Power is displayed in all leaders.  It can be a good thing or a bad thing.  If it is used for good, you can show others the right road to take.  If it is used for wrongdoing, people will be scared and eventually revolt.  Leaders such as Ghandi and Martin Luther King have been powerful and have done what is best for the people.  A good powerful leader will be very well respected.

This head represents Humbaba after he was defeated by Gilgamesh. Him and Enkindu showed they we powerful by beating the feared beast.
"Marjane and Mehri go to the demonstration, 'Down with the Shah!' Marjane says." (Satrapi, The Complete Persepolis, The Letter, p. 14) Marjane shows her power by protesting, but later gets in trouble.
"Words were originally magic and to this day words have retained much of their ancient magical power" (Freud, Introductory Lectures on Pyscho-Analysis, p.20) Freud uses his power to express what he is really thinking.
"If I ask someone to tell me what occurs to him in response to a particular element of a dream, I am asking him to surrender himself to free association" (Freud, Introductory Lectures on Psycho-Analysis, p.130) Freud uses his power by hypnotizing his clients to get deeper information about them.
"He says I am the maker of the Gods, and because I make new ones and do not worship old ones, he indicted me on their accounts" (Plato, Euthyphro, p.2) Socrates is viewed by other as powerful, as they say he creates the gods.
"But, O! my beloved Socrates, let me entreat you once more to take my advice and escape" (Plato, Crito, no pager number) Crito tries to get Socrates to escape. He knows Socrates is a powerful man. Socrates denies his wishes though and says no while he sits in jail.
God used his power in Genesis to create everything on earth, On the seventh day he said, "Thus the heavens and earth are completed." (Genesis 2)
"I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land, from man to animals to creeping things and to the birds of the sky." (Genesis 6) God is mad so he used his power to destroy life.
"The highest excellence of water appears in benefiting all things,...Hence (its way) is near to (that of) the Tao." (Laozi, Tao Te Ching, Chapter 8 page 8/96) You need to be like water to be powerful.
"He who has abundantly the attributes (of the Tao) is like an infant. Poisonous insects will not sting him" (Laozi, Tao Te Ching, Chapter 55. p.63/96) He who reads the Tao has great power.
Jesus displays his almighty power when he brings a dead man back to life. "God has come to help his people" (Luke 7, New International Bible) Jesus used his power for good, and helping all people.
"But they who fear God shall be above them on the day of the Resurrection" (Rodwell, Koran, p.1850) This picture shows life and the Resurrection day. God is very powerful throughout the Koran
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