J. R. R. Tolkien: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien Quotes

It’s the job that’s never started takes longest to finish. ~J. R. R. Tolkien

Little by little, one travels far. ~J. R. R. Tolkien

All that is gold does not glitter; not all those that wander are lost. ~J. R. R. Tolkien

The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair; and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater. ~J. R. R. Tolkien

Nearly all marriages, even happy ones, are mistakes: in the sense that almost certainly (in a more perfect world, or even with a little more care in this very imperfect one) both partners might be found more suitable mates. But the real soul-mate is the one you are actually married to. ~J. R. R. Tolkien

Many that live deserve death. And some die that deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then be not too eager to deal out death in the name of justice, fearing for your own safety. Even the wise cannot see all ends. ~J. R. R. Tolkien

Advice is a dangerous gift, even from the wise to the wise. ~J. R. R. Tolkien

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us. ~J. R. R. Tolkien

Courage is found in unlikely places. ~J. R. R. Tolkien

It’s a dangerous business going out your front door. ~J. R. R. Tolkien

The world changes, and all that once was strong now proves unsure. ~J. R. R. Tolkien

Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens. ~J. R. R. Tolkien

Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger. ~J. R. R. Tolkien

Go not to the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes and no. ~J. R. R. Tolkien

I wish life was not so short, he thought. languages take such a time, and so do all the things one wants to know about. ~J. R. R. Tolkien

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. ~J. R. R. Tolkien

Few can foresee whither their road will lead them, till they come to its end. ~J. R. R. Tolkien

It’s wisdom to recognize necessity, when all other courses have been weighed, though as folly it may appear to those who cling to false hope. ~J. R. R. Tolkien

I have no help to send, therefore I must go myself. ~J. R. R. Tolkien

What do you mean? Do you wish me a good morning, or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not; or that you feel good on this morning; or that it is a morning to be good on? ~J. R. R. Tolkien

The deeds will not be less valiant because they are unpraised. ~J. R. R. Tolkien

The wise speak only of what they know. ~J. R. R. Tolkien

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