It is the job that is never started that takes longest to finish.
You can only come to the morning through the shadows.
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?
We have sworn, and not lightly. This oath we will keep. We are threatened with many evils, and treason not least; but one thing is not said: that we shall suffer from cowardice, from cravens or the fear of cravens. Therefore I say that we will go on, and this doom I add: the deeds that we shall do shall be the matter of song until the last days of Arda.
To crooked eyes, truth may wear a wry face.
Then suddenly out of the gloom came a sharp hiss. 'What has it got in its pocketses?'
Then let us start as soon as it is light tomorrow, if we can. The wolf that one hears is worse than the orc that one fears.
The world is full enough of hurts and mischance without wars to multiply them.
The wolf that one hears is worse than the orc that one fears.
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.