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J.R.R. Tolkien

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"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." Miscellaneous 5.0 avg (78 votes)
"If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world." Money 5.0 avg (25 votes)
"Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens." Faith 4.9 avg (38 votes)
"Many that live deserve death. And some die that deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then be not too eager to deal out death in the name of justice, fearing for your own safety. Even the wise cannot see all ends." Life & Death 4.9 avg (96 votes)
"All that is gold does not glitter; not all those that wander are lost." Miscellaneous 4.8 avg (63 votes)
"In doubt a man of worth will trust to his own wisdom." Wisdom 4.8 avg (5 votes)
"The wise speak only of what they know." Wisdom 4.7 avg (28 votes)
"I cordially dislike allegory in all its manifestations, and always have done since I grew old and wary enough to detect its presence." Writing 4.6 avg (9 votes)
"Nearly all marriages, even happy ones, are mistakes: in the sense that almost certainly (in a more perfect world, or even with a little more care in this very imperfect one) both partners might be found more suitable mates. But the real soulmate is the one you are actually married to." Marriage 4.4 avg (9 votes)
"It's a job that's never started that takes the longest to finish." Work 4.3 avg (10 votes)


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