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The meaning and origin of the expression: Better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all

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

Meaning

Literal meaning.

Origin

better to have loved and lostFrom 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.