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Other dearer things

February 2nd, 2011 — 7:11am

“But do you know that the Eldar say of Men that they look at no thing for itself; that if they study it, it is to discover something else; that if they love it, it is only (so it seems) because it reminds them of some other dearer thing? Yet with what is this comparison? Where are these other things?” (Tolkien, “The Debate of Finrod and Andreth”)

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To speak of Men

February 2nd, 2011 — 7:06am

“But to speak of Men. Some will say this and some that; but most, thinking little, will ever hold that what is in their brief span in the world has ever been so, and shall so ever remain, whether they like it or no. But there are some that think otherwise; men call them ‘Wise’, but heed them little.” (J. R. R. Tolkien, “The Debate of Finrod and Andreth,” in Morgoth’s Ring)

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