"At some thoughts one stands perplexed, especially at the sight of men's sin, and wonders whether one should use force or humble love. Always decide to use humble love. If you resolve on that once for all, you may subdue the whole world. Loving humility is marvelously strong, the strongest of all things, and there is nothing else like it."
- Fyodor Dostoevsky, from his novel The Brothers Karamazov
(Painting: "The Mocking of Christ," by Gerrit van Honthorst, 1617)