Cervantes takes up this proverb in Part II, chapter 21 of Don Quixote. The context for the chapter 21 is given in chapter 19 where Don Quixote and Sancho meet a group of students who are on the way to the wedding of the beautiful Quiteria to the rich Camacho. The maiden is marrying entirely for money, leaving her jilted and faithful suitor, Basilio behind. Read chapter 21 with a particular note for the following:
“Hold, sirs, hold!” cried Don Quixote in a loud voice; “we have no right to take vengeance for wrongs that love may do to us: remember love and war are the same thing, and as in war it is allowable and common to make use of wiles and stratagems to overcome the enemy, so in the contests and rivalries of love the tricks and devices employed to attain the desired end are justifiable, provided they be not to the discredit or dishonour of the loved object.
Now please take the poll and give your reason in the comment section. (There’s a method to my madness. It’s all about chivalry).