The great temptation of power is control, and the great consequence of control is lack of relationship.
– Jamin Goggin and Kyle Strobel, The Way of the Dragon or the Way of the Lamb
What makes the temptation of power so seemingly irresistible? Maybe it is that power offers an easy substitute for the hard task of love. It seems easier to be God than to love God, easier to control people than to love people, easier to own life than to love life.
— Henri Nouwen