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"High-toned humanitarians constantly overestimate the sufferings of those they sympathize with."  (Henry Louis Mencken)

"No one likes having offended another person; hence everyone feels so much better if the other person doesn't show he's been offended. Nobody likes being confronted by a wounded spaniel. Remember that. It is much easier patiently - and tolerantly - to avoid the person you have injured than to approach him as a friend. You need courage for that."  (Ludwig Wittgenstein)

"There is nothing heavier than compassion. Not even one's own pain weighs so heavy as the pain one feels for someone, for someone, pain intensified by the imagination and prolonged by a hundred echos."  (Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being)

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