’Tis better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all! (Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 19th century English poet)
This familiar line from Tennyson’s elegy for his Cambridge friend Arthur Henry Hallam, has become a common proverb in the English-speaking world. A love affair may bring heartache when it fails, but you cannot forget the joy that the mutual affection brought. As Euripides, the ancient Greek writer, put it, “Love is all we have, the only way that each can help [another].
Love is patient and kind . . . Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance . . . love will last forever! (1 Corinthians 13:4, 7, 8)