It's the job that's never started takes longest to finish.
It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.
Go not to the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes and no.
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.
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger.
I wish life was not so short, he thought. languages take such a time, and so do all the things one wants to know about.
Courage is found in unlikely places.
Not all who wander are lost.
Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.
It's a job that's never started that takes the longest to finish.
A box without hinges, key, or lid, yet golden treasure inside is hid.
Still round the corner there may wait, A new road or a secret gate.
I am told that I talk in shorthand and then smudge it.
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