better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all love

better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all

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  • Having experience of love, even if it ended, is better than having no experience of love.
  • Love is worthwhile despite the pain involved in separation.

Etymologies

First used by Alfred Lord Tennyson in his poem In Memoriam A. H. H. (Wiktionary)

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