Everything I Ever Need To Know I Learned From The Hobbit – Part 3 of 3

Never laugh at live dragons. *** Where there’s life, there’s hope. *** Third time pays for all. *** When the heart of a dwarf, even the most respectable, is wakened by gold and by jewels he grows suddenly bold, and he may become fierce. *** Up the bowman and down with moneybags! *** It is an ill wind that blows no one any good. *** Elves are light-footed. *** Cram is much better than nothing. *** The wealthy may have pity beyond right on the needy that befriended them when they were in want. *** Dwarves are sometimes lighter in word than in deed. *** Dwarves are exceedingly strong for their height. *** Goblins are the foes of all and at their coming all other quarrels are forgotten. *** I have heard songs of many battles and I have always understood that defeat may be glorious. It seems very uncomfortable not to say distressing. *** We will honor the agreement of the dead. ***  Merry be the greenwood, while the world is yet young. *** Even a burglar has his feelings. *** May your shadow never grow less. *** So comes snow after fire, and even dragons have their ending. *** Sword shall be rusted and throne and crown perish with strength that men trusted and wealth that they cherish, here grass is still growing and leaves are yet swinging. *** A little sleep does a great cure. *** Merry is may-time! *** Share and share alike. *** Surely you don’t disbelieve the prophecies, because you had a hand in bringing them about yourself? You don’t really suppose, do you, that all your adventures and escapes were managed by mere luck, just for your sole benefit? *** You are only quite a little fellow in a wide world after all.

And in case you’re interested – here’s Part 1 and Part 2