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

What's the meaning of the phrase 'Better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all'?

Literal meaning.

What's the origin of the phrase 'Better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all'?

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.

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