21 of the Greatest J.R.R. Tolkien Leadership Quotes

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J.R.R. Tolkien Leadership Quotes

Here are some of J.R.R. Tolkien’s quotes reflecting upon the subject of leadership.

Tolkien is best known for his work as the author of  The Lord of the Rings trilogy: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King.

The video below is a collection of some of Tolkien’s leadership quotes and reflections.

J.R.R. Tolkien Leadership Quotes

• Not all those who wander are lost.
• It’s the job that’s never started as takes longest to finish.
• Courage is found in unlikely places.
• All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
• It is not the strength of the body, but the strength of the spirit.
• It is useless to meet revenge with revenge: it will heal nothing. – Frodo Baggins
• Deeds will not be less valiant because they are unpraised.’ – Aragorn
• Even the smallest person can change the course of history.’ – Lady Galadriel
• A man that flies from his fear may find that he has only taken a short cut to meet it.
• Never laugh at live dragons.
• Do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends.
• There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.
• Yet in doubt a man of worth will trust to his own wisdom.
• False hopes are more dangerous than fears.
• He that breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom.
• Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.
• The wise speak only of what they know.
• The burned hand teaches best.
• It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.
• Deep roots are not reached by frost.

Dale Roach

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2 thoughts on “21 of the Greatest J.R.R. Tolkien Leadership Quotes

  1. I am a huge fan of The Lord of the Rings trilogy… I haven’t read the books but only seen the movies. Thank you for posting this list of J.R.R. Tolkien’s quotes… love these quotes!

    1. Angie, if you liked the movies you will really enjoy the books. The full stories can never be put on a screen. However, the movies became a family tradition in our house.

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