offering comfort to someone in their misfortune

a.k.a. comforting, solace, succor

Complementary virtues

Contrasting vices

  • callousness
  • disdain

Virtues possibly in tension


How to acquire or strengthen it

Notes and links

Mentioned elsewhere


Inspirational quotes

  • “I realized that your grief should not be intruded upon while it was fresh and agonizing, in case the consolations themselves should rouse and inflame it: for an illness too nothing is more harmful than premature treatment. So I was waiting until your grief of itself should lose its force and, being softened by time to endure remedies, it would allow itself to be touched and handled.” —Seneca