Humanities › Literature Get Over a Bad Break Up With These Lost Love Quotes for Him Don't Drown Yourself in Sorrow, But Recover Your Lost Love Share Flipboard Email Print Caiaimage/Paul Viant/Getty Images Literature Quotations Love Quotes Funny Quotes Great Lines from Movies and Television Quotations For Holidays Best Sellers Classic Literature Plays & Drama Poetry Shakespeare Short Stories Children's Books By Simran Khurana Education Expert M.B.A, Human Resource Development and Management, Narsee Monjee Institution of Management Studies B.S., University of Mumbai, Commerce, Accounting, and Finance Simran Khurana is the Editor-in-Chief for ReachIvy, and a teacher and freelance writer and editor, who uses quotations in her pedagogy. our editorial process Simran Khurana Updated July 03, 2019 Coping with a bad breakup? Has your boyfriend dumped you for greener pastures? Sure, love hurts. You knew that even before you got into the relationship. Love is not a garden of roses. Sometimes there are thorns too. Love is good; love is bad. You have to accept the whole package. Are you asking yourself right now: "why me?" You did not deserve this cold shoulder treatment, but you got it. You did everything possible to make the relationship work. Yet, you were dropped like a hot potato. Instead of beating yourself up, take a deep breath and calm down. Maybe, this was not meant to be. Everything happens for a good reason. Now, pull yourself together. You will come out of this mess unscathed. You will emerge stronger and wiser, after you have swallowed life's bitter pills. So what now? Do you go back to your boyfriend, begging him to take you back? If that works for you, do it. However, ask yourself whether you would be happy to reconcile with your ex, after having lost your self-esteem during the process. If your boyfriend has dumped you, you should not be the needy, desperate lover who is willing to sign on a blank sheet of paper. The desperation to get back together should be mutual, if a healthy reconciliation has to occur. Instead, spend some time in quiet contemplation. Use this occasion to learn a few things about yourself. Reinvent yourself, not because you want your lost love to come back, but because you want to improve. Here are some lost love quotes for him. They work like a soothing balm on an aching heart. Release the venom inside you, and rebuild your life. As Alfred Lord Tennyson famously said, "'Tis better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all." Henry Ward Beecher What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose. Anais Nin Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of withering, of tarnishing. My Best Friend's Wedding If you love someone, you say it, you say it right then, out loud, or the moment just passes you by. Mignon McLaughlin In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing. Dorothy Parker Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away. Kahlil Gibran Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation. Ian McEwan When its gone, you'll know what a gift love was. you'll suffer like this. So go back and fight to keep it. La Bruyere We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together. William Shakespeare So dear I love him that with him,All deaths I could endure.Without him, live no life. David Grayson Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so. Anonymous You will never know true happiness until you have truly loved, and you will never understand what pain really is until you have lost it. John Greenleaf Whittier For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are those 'It might have been.' G. K. Chesterton The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost. Barbara DeAngelis You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back. Alfred, Lord Tennyson 'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. Edgar Allan Poe We loved with a love that was more than love. Michel de Montaigne If a man should importune me to give a reason why I loved him, I find it could no otherwise be expressed, than by making answer: because it was he, because it was I. William Thackeray It is best to love wisely, no doubt; but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all. The Beatles Who knows how long I've loved you,You know I love you still.Will I wait a lonely lifetime?If you want me to I will. Gretchen Kemp There's this place in me where your fingerprints still rest, your kisses still linger, and your whispers softly echo. It's the place where a part of you will forever be a part of me.