To seem to not be affected by the joy of our companions is but want of politeness; but to not wear a serious countentance when they tell us their afflictions, is real and gross inhumanity.

Adam Smith (1723-1790) Scottish economist
The Theory of Moral Sentiments, Part I, sec. 1, ch. ii (1759)
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