Suffering as such is not a value; only man’s fight against suffering, is. If
you choose to help a man who suffers, do it only on the ground of his virtues,
of his fight to recover, of his rational record, or of the fact that he suffers
unjustly; then your action is still a trade, and his virtue is the payment for
your help. But to help a man who has no virtues, to help him on the ground of
his suffering as such, to accept his faults, his need, as a claim—is to
accept the mortgage of a zero on your values.