it is better to have loved and lost (than never to have loved at all)

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it is better to have loved and lost (than never to have loved at all)

proverb Having experienced real love in one's life is worth the pain of losing it, compared to never having experienced such love in the first place. This now-clichéd line comes from the poem "In Memoriam A. H. H." by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. A: "I can't believe she left. It just feels like there's a gaping hole in my heart." B: "I know it hurts. But you knew true love, which is something not many people experience. It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all." Whoever said "it's better to have loved and lost" never had to spend six months in divorce court.
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