Despite what Marvel and the movies would have us believe, this epic and powerful quote does not come from a Hollywood script writing team but from the revolutionary ridden and passionate literary haven that was 19th century France.
Credit has been given to Stan Lee writer of Spiderman, Franklin D Roosevelt, and even Winston Churchill at various stages; however, the first literary record of this can be attributed to Francois-Marie Arouet aka Voltaire.
Much like Victor Hugo, Voltaire was disturbed by the sickening abuse of authority and privilege by those in power whilst the poor and deprived starved and suffered around him.
Much of Voltaire's work reflects on this theme, however it was in "Å�uvres de Voltaire, Volume 48" that we first hear the direct use of this phrase. [EDIT: This is highly questionable. There is nothing I could find in Voltaire's work that was actually resembling this quote. Instead, the quote seems to come from William Lamb, a former English Prime Minister, as said in 1817:
Hansard, Thomas Curson. "Habeus Corpus Suspension Bill." The Parliamentary Debates From The Year 1803 To The Present Time. Vol. 36. London: T.C. Hansard, 1817. 1127. Print.
Check out page 1127 of the publication on google books; left top.]
Of course in Spiderman's case it was just as apt as when first directed at those who Voltaire believed to be wicked, corrupt and everything that was rotten in France at the time.
Voltaire. Jean, Adrien. Beuchot, Quentin and Miger, Pierre, Auguste. "Å�uvres de Voltaire, Volume 48." LefÃ¨vre, 1832 Such a basic tenet is easy to find among the great and moderate thinkers all the way back to the bronze age. I'd like to put a credit in for Jesus Christ "To those who much is given much is required" Luke 12:48 circa 30 AD. No doubt others will find something similar amongst the Greek philosophers.
With great power comes great responsibility is a line from the 2009 Spiderman movie. Uncle Ben tells Peter Parker (Spiderman) this line.
Although often attributed to Stan Lee via his character Uncle Ben, Spider-Man's Uncle, Voltaire was the first person to use (or at leash publish this phrase) and was probably the source of its popularity / notoriety. In fact we find records of a UK Member of Parliament in 1817 implying that a variant of it was already a cliché by this point.
I'm not too sure of the answer but my thoughts are that as power grows so does responsiblilty. as spiderman said with great power comes great responsiblility. the higher up you are in an organisation the more responsibility you have as you are having to 'look after' your subordinates.
Often attributed to the character Ben Parker in Spider man, it has biblical connotations and is most easily attributed to an FDR quote in 1945
The answer is Bill Gates. He is going to retire from Microsoft and work only at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He is focusing on helping other people who are less fortunate than himself.
My husband said without hesitation AC!! DC power comes from batteries, AC power comes from electricity((generating power))....
Chairman Mao of China I believe