“Power is like an egg: if you hold it too tightly, it will break in your hand;
if you do not hold it firmly enough, it will slip out of your hand and, again, break.
Power needs to be exercised with neither too much severity nor too much laxness.
It is a profound image that compares power to something as precious as an egg, which carries the germ of life.
For it is true: those who are in power hold the lives of people in their grasp.
– Joseph Ki Zerbo