Words of Compassion : Compassion and empathy are two essential personal attributes that can sometimes be so difficult to express in times of trouble. This little volume offers hope and insight to help you deal with many of life's challenges, and will also help you support others suffering a loss: saying the right thing, or writing a sympathy card, isn't always easy, particularly when it's important to choose your words carefully. But this book will inspire you to communicate your feelings of sympathy in just the right way, or take comfort yourself in the sentiments expressed in its pages. The quotations are full of kindness and insight, and come from the famous and not-so-famous, from Dorothy Parker to the anonymous scribe whose sentiments were written on a gravestone and have been passed on from one generation to the next. With over 70 quotations from the wise, the tender and the eloquent, these precious words can offer strength and hope at the times when they are needed the most.