Wisdom from JRR Tolkien

Friday, April 3, 2015

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It's been a long while since I have read Tolkien's works, The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings, but there are so many great lines in these books that are filled with wisdom! Here's a look at a few (Quotes are boldfaced.)

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. How we spend our time in life shows where our hearts are. What are our priorities in life?

There is some good in this world, and it's worth fighting for. There are times that I feel that there is no good. Evil can be overwhelming. The negative can overshadow the positive. The good, however, is worth working towards no matter the obstacles.

Revenge only breeds more revenge. At some point, someone has to back down. Healing only comes with grace and forgiveness.

You may only come to the morning through the shadows. I love this statement because it is a reminder that we will have to go through hard times to break through to the blessings of life.

Short cuts make long delays. Sometimes it doesn't pay to cut corners!

Fair speech may hide a foul heart. We need to wisdom when dealing with others. People's hearts can harbor negativity even when they sound lovely. The trick is to be wise without being judgmental. Just because someone says one thing doesn't mean that is what is hiding in his or her heart.

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