Ruled by love, the world goes on. In English there is a saying, ‘might makes right.’ Then there is the doctrine of the survival of the fittest. Both these ideas are contradictory to [the principle of satyagraha]. Neither is wholly true. If ill-will were the chief motive-force, the world would have been destroyed long ago… We are alive solely because of love.
– Mohondas Gandhi, “Soul-Force and Tapasya” (1917)