Category Archives: Lord of the Rings

It is Wisdom


“It is 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 (The Fellowship of the Ring)


Bravest Thing

“It was at this point that Bilbo stopped. Going on from there was the bravest thing he ever did. The tremendous things that happened afterward were as nothing compared to it. He fought the real battle in the tunnel alone, before he ever saw the vast danger that lay in wait.”
— J.R.R. Tolkien (The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again)



“But it does not seem that I can trust anyone,’ said Frodo.
Sam looked at him unhappily. ‘It all depends on what you want,’ put in Merry. ‘You can trust us to stick with you through thick and thin–to the bitter end. And you can trust us to keep any secret of yours–closer than you keep it yourself. But you cannot trust us to let you face trouble alone, and go off without a word. We are your friends, Frodo.”