Lowry contrasted Schadenfreude (taking pleasure in the misfortunes of others) with (ta da!) Gluckschmerz (which can only be feeling pain at the good fortune of others). Isn't that a lovely word?
German is just full of cool words like this. Some of my favorites include:
Treppenwitz, literally "stairway joke" (the witty saying that occurs to you AFTER you've already said good night and are heading down your friend's apartment stairs toward your car -- too late);
Teppichfresser, "carpet chewer" (a thrower of colossal tantrums);
and, of course, Dukatenkacker, "ducat [an old-fashioned word for money] crapper" (someone who is so rich that he . . . well, you know.
And they say German isn't a beautiful language.