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Better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

Meaning:

Literal meaning.


Origin:

From Alfred Lord Tennyson's poem In Memoriam:27, 1850:


I hold it true, whate'er befall;

I feel it, when I sorrow most;

'Tis better to have loved and lost

Than never to have loved at all.


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