what you’ve never had you never miss

1912 J. WEBSTER’ Daddy-Long-Legs (1913) 232 You mustn’t get me used to too many luxuries. One doesn’t miss what one has never had.

1939 T. BURKE Living in Bloomsbury ii. It has been said that what you’ve never had you never miss, and from all one can gather, those people were not aware of suffering from lack of holiday.

1969 R. BLYTHE Akenfield xiv. I castrate the male lambs..about an hour after they have been born. They say what you’ve never had, you never miss.

1987 S. STEWART Lifting the Latch 189 I ent never fled in an aeroplane. Don’t want to. Too far to drop. What you’ve never had you never miss.

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