Here is the quote for the month of November from my wall calendar of sayings of the Vietnamese Buddhist monk and peace campaigner Thich Nhat Hanh:
"Our capacity to understand suffering can bring forth our compassion, our love. Happiness is not possible without understanding, love and compassion. Understanding and compassion are born from suffering."- Thich Nhat Hanh
Etymologically this is I believe correct, since the word 'compassion' comes from the Latin word 'patior' meaning 'I suffer'.
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