Everything I Ever Needed To Know I Learned from “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings – Book 2”

 Compiled by Jamsco

He that breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom. ··· None are evil from the beginning. ··· None can foretell what will come to pass if we take this road or that. ··· It would comfort us to know that others fought also with all the means that they have. ··· Despair or folly? It is not despair, for despair is only for those who see the end beyond all doubt. We do not. 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. ··· If simple folk are free from care and fear, simple they will be  ··· Well, let folly be our cloak, a veil before the eyes of the enemy. For he is very wise, and weighs all things to a nicety in the scales of his malice. But the only measure that he knows is desire, desire for power; and so he judges all hearts. Into his heart the thought will not enter that any will refuse it. ··· The road must be trod, but it will be very hard. And neither strength nor wisdom will carry us very far upon it. This quest may be attempted by the weak with as much hope as the strong. Yet such is oft the courses of deeds that move the wheels of the world: small hands do them because they must, while the eyes of the great are elsewhere. ··· There must be someone with intelligence in the party. ··· When winter first begins to bite and stones crack in the frosty night, when pools are black and trees are bare ‘tis evil in the wild to fare. ··· Books ought to have good endings. How would this do: And they all settled down and lived together happily ever after. ··· I sit beside the fire and think of how the world will be when winter comes without a spring that I shall ever see. ··· Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens. ··· Let him not vow to walk in the dark, who has not seen the nightfall. ··· Sworn word may strengthen the quaking heart. ··· May the stars shine upon your faces. ··· When heads are at a loss, bodies must serve. ··· In nothing is the power of the Dark Lord more clearly shown than in the estrangement that divides all those who still oppose him. ··· 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. ··· Seeing is both good and perilous. ···  It’s the job that’s never started as takes longest to finish. ··· Never travel far without a rope. ··· Hope remains while all the company is true. ··· Do not despise the lore that has come down from distant years; for oft it may chance that old wives keep in memory word of things that once were needful for the wise to know.