Friday, December 07, 2007

Better To Have Loved And Lost . . .

I have found three references to the origin of the quote: It is better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all.

Samuel Butler (though I don't know if they mean the poet, novelist or scholar), Saint Augustine (which I find unlikely), and Alfred Lord Tennyson.

It is an excellent philosophy to which I have always subscribed. I have had a lot of experience with it, and the following interpretation more accurately reflects my adult life experience:

Thanks to Jim for sending this along!

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The Complete Poems
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