Without Love No One Can Conquer Anything
Everything depends on the rightness and directness of one's motive, everything depends on love. Love is the basis of one's motive, the pledge of its strength. Love conquers cities. Without it no one can conquer anything, except by force, but then there are things that cannot be taken by force. Love is more comprehensible than anything, than any stratagems or diplomatic subtleties. It can be recognized and distinguished at once.
Fiodor Dostoievski, in 'Occasional Writings'