Team Building Quotes by J.R.R. Tolkien

Team Building Quotes by J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien was an English writer, poet, philologist, and academic. He was born in Bloemfontein in South Africa and is best known as the author of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion. He was at one time a close friend of C.S. Lewis, and were both members of the informal literary discussion group known as the Inklings. Tolkien was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1972. He is seen by many as the “father” of modern fantasy literature, and in 2008 The Times ranked him sixth on a list “The 50 greatest British writers since 1945”.

We have put together a collection of quotes from J.R.R. Tolkien, which you can use to motivate and build your team:

“You have been chosen, and you must therefore use such strength and heart and wits as you have.”
– J. R. R. Tolkien

“It’s the job that’s never started as takes longest to finish.”
– J. R. R. Tolkien

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
– J. R. R. Tolkien

“Short cuts make long delays.”
– J. R. R. Tolkien

“All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost.”
– J. R. R. Tolkien

“Courage is found in unlikely places.”
– J. R. R. Tolkien

“Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends.”
– J. R. R. Tolkien

The wide world is all about you: you can fence yourselves in, but you cannot forever fence it out. – J. R. R. Tolkien

“Still round the corner there may wait, A new road or a secret gate.”
– J. R. R. Tolkien

“Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.”
– J. R. R. Tolkien

“It may be the part of a friend to rebuke a friend’s folly.”
– J. R. R. Tolkien

“So comes snow after fire, and even dragons have their ending!”
– J. R. R. Tolkien

“Not all those who wander are lost.”
– J. R. R. Tolkien

“It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.”
– J. R. R. Tolkien

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