"Men cannot commit a sin so great as to exhaust the infinite love of God....Believe that God loves you as you cannot conceive; that He loves you with your sin, in your sin....All things are atoned for, all things are saved by love. If I, a sinner, even as you are, am tender with you and have pity on you, how much more will God!"
- Fyodor Dostoevsky, from The Brothers Karamazov (Book 1, Ch. 3)
(Painting: "Portrait of the Writer Fyodor Dostoevsky," by Vasily Perov, 1872, oil on canvas)