Handsome is as handsome does.
I am told that I talk in shorthand and then smudge it.
It must often be so, Sam, when things are in danger: someone has to give them up, lose them, so that others may keep them.
His house was perfect, whether you liked food, or sleep, or work, or story-telling, or singing, or just sitting and thinking, best, or a pleasant mixture of them all.
He who breaks a thing to find out what it is, has left the path of wisdom.
He should not vow to walk in the dark, who has not seen the nightfall.
It needs but one foe to breed a war, and those who have not swords can still die upon them.
I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.
Few can foresee whither their road will lead them, till they come to its end.
It needs more to make a king than a piece of elvish glass, or a rabble such as this.