Is ferr do neoch a chor ass mani charthar mar charas.

Is ferr do neoch a chor ass mani charthar mar charas.

(is * better * for * one * its * putting * out * if not * is loved * as * that loves)

It is better to give it up if one is not loved as one loves.

This advice to spurned lovers like herself comes from Fand in "Serglige Con Culainn". It calls to mind a line from Proust's "Du côté de chez Swann": "La preuve qu'il est trop aimé dispense à tout jamais d'aimer assez celui qui la reçoit."