remorse – 1. a gnawing distress arising from a sense of guilt for past wrongdoings; self-reproach 2. obs: compassion; sympathetic consciousness of other’s distress together with a desire to alleviate it.
late M.E.: from Old French remors, from medieval Latin remorsus, from Latin remordere ‘vex’, re- (expressing intensive force) + mordere ‘to bite’.
“Be kind, everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” ― Plato
“Compassion is the basis of morality.”
― Arthur Schopenhauer
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