I hear these types of sayings, but I only really understand them in my own experience. I know why they withstand the test of time as I go through my heart rending situation. There's a summation of countless emotions being felt, so many other people have gone this way, too. We are all together as we keep alive the meanings and definitions.
So we are never really alone.
"It is better to have loved and lost than never loved at all."
Hearing that doesn't make it any easier, but it is comforting, nonetheless.
Our obsessive preoccupation with external superficialities, and our servile anxiety to conform to the modern not only rob us of individuality and stature, they corrode us until we become complacent and stultified. Noel Langley