I was thinking of "noblesse oblige" (noble blood commands), but that's not quite it. I'm looking for a word or simple phrase that conveys the expectation that those with power, i.e. leaders, are expected to set a good example.

  • What's wrong with "Leaders should lead by example"? – user140086 May 26 '16 at 14:40
  • There's always de Maistre - "Every nation gets the government it deserves." – Phil Sweet May 26 '16 at 14:48
  • The concept of servant leadership might be useful here, as people who espouse the practice of servant leadership often lead by example. – badpanda May 26 '16 at 16:13

I think the following phrase may convey the meaning you are suggesting:

With great powers comes great responsibilities.

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    Great expression of a great idea :). – daniel Azuelos May 26 '16 at 14:33
  • Is it responsibilities or responsibility? – user140086 May 26 '16 at 15:15
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    The original quote is, "With great power comes great responsibility." – badpanda May 26 '16 at 16:09

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