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27 Lord of The Rings Quotes: Gandalf For President?

The Lord of the Rings is an epic high fantasy novel, penned by English author J. R. R. Tolkien. The novel is set in Middle-earth, with the timeline at some distant past. At an earlier age, Sauron created the One Ring to rule all other Rings of Power. It was the ultimate weapon he owned in his campaign to conquer and rule Middle-earth.

The book kicks off in the Shire, a hobbit land that is similar to the English countryside. We journey across Middle-earth, primarily following the quest through the eyes of the hobbits Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin. Check out some of the top Lord of the Ring Quotes.

27 Lord of The Rings Quotes That Will Make You Feel Nostalgic

Lord of the Ring Quotes by Gandalf

#1. “It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till. What weather they shall have is not ours to rule.” ― Gandalf.

#2. “Many are the strange chances of the world, and help oft shall come from the hands of the weak when the Wise falter.” ― Gandalf.

#3. “Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be eager to deal out death in judgment. For even the very wise cannot see all ends.” ― Gandalf.

#4. “Despair is only for those who see the end beyond all doubt. We do not.” ― Gandalf.

#5. “It’s the job that’s never started as takes longest to finish.” ― Sam Gamgee.

#6. “But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow; even darkness must pass.” ― Sam Gamgee.

Lord of the Ring Quotes by Lady Galadriel

#7. “Even the smallest person can change the course of history.” ― Lady Galadriel.

#8. “The Quest stands upon the edge of a knife. Stray but a little, and it will fail, to the ruin of all. Yet hope remains while the Company is true.” ― Lady Galadriel.

#9. “Do not trouble your hearts overmuch with thought of the road tonight. Maybe the paths that you each shall tread are already laid before your feet, though you do not see them.” ― Lady Galadriel.

#10. “You may learn something, and whether what you see be fair or evil, that may be profitable, and yet it may not. Seeing is both good and perilous.” ― Lady Galadriel.

Lord of the Ring Quotes by Elrond

#11. “If any of the Wise should with this Ring overthrow the Lord of Mordor, using his own arts, he would then set himself on Sauron’s throne, and yet another Dark Lord would appear.” ― Elrond.

#12. “We must take a hard road, a road unforeseen. There lies our hope, if hope it be. To walk into peril – to Mordor. We must send the Ring to the Fire.” ― Elrond.

#13. “Yet such is oft the course of deeds that move the wheels of the world: small hands do them because they must, while the eyes of the great are elsewhere.” ― Elrond.

Lord of the Ring Quotes by Aragorn

#14. “This day does not belong to one man but to all. Let us together rebuild this world that we may share in the days of peace.” ― Aragorn.

#15. “Deeds will not be less valiant because they are unpraised.” ― Aragorn.

#16. “Few other griefs amid the ill chances of this world have more bitterness and shame for a man’s heart than to behold the love of a lady so fair and brave that cannot be returned.” ― Aragorn.

Lord of the Ring Quotes by Other Characters

#17. “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.” ― Haldir, to the Fellowship.

#18. “It is a strange fate that we should suffer so much fear and doubt over so small a thing. Such a little thing.” ― Boromir.

#19. “It is useless to meet revenge with revenge: it will heal nothing.” ― Frodo Baggins.

#20. “And therefore, Uncle, though it has never put a scrap of gold or silver in my pocket, I believe that [Christmas] has done me good, and will do me good; and I say, God bless it!” ― J. R. R. Tolkien.

#21. “It is not the strength of the body, but the strength of the spirit.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien.

#22. “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” ― Bilbo Baggins.

#23. “Mordor. The one place in Middle-Earth we don’t want to see any closer. And it’s the one place we’re trying to get to. It’s just where we can’t get. Let’s face it, Mr. Frodo, we’re lost.” ― Sam.

#24. “Don’t adventures ever have an end? I suppose not. Someone else always has to carry on the story.” ― Bilbo Baggins.

#25. “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” ― Thorin Oakenshield.

#26. “Sam is an excellent fellow, and would jump down a dragon’s throat to save you, if he did not trip over his own feet.” ― Pippin.

#27. “But do not despise the lore that has come down from distant years; for often it may chance that old wives keep in memory word of things that once were needful for the wise to know.” ― Celeborn.


The Lord of the Rings became so astoundingly popular that it led to numerous references in popular culture. A lot of derivative works including music, films and television, artwork, board games, video games, and subsequent literature have been inspired by the novel. The Lord of the Rings has been named Britain’s best novel of all time by BBC’s The Big Read.

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