Eventually they will. just like Harvey Dent says. - You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.
I can resist anything except temptation
Everyone is different. However I do believe most people would...
you have control over a NATION of coarse you would
One word: Cincinnatus. Such men certainly exist, and thus it is not true that power corrupts people.
Checks and Balances can be used to restrain the influence one political figure has in government. Transparency and constitutional checks and balances are probably a necessary feature to prevent abuse of power.
No. But is more likely to seek position.
It depends on the person and a good example is George Washington.