“I may yet go through anguish in hell for my sin. But if I had to live that time again I would do the same, to end Margery’s ordeal. I preferred to suffer myself than to know that her agony continued. Her well-being was more important to me than my own.
I have learned, during the course of a long life, that that is the meaning of love.’
From the book ‘A Column of Fire’ by Ken Follett