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Quotes to ponder JRR Tolkien

06/26/2020

There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for.

The main mark of modern governments is that we do not know who governs, de facto any more than de jure. We see the politician and not his backer; still less the backer of the backer; or, what is most important of all, the banker of the backer.

It is useless to meet revenge with revenge; it will heal nothing.

The world is full enough of hurts and mischances without wars to multiply them.

If you do not believe in a personal God, the question: ‘What is the purpose of life?’ is unaskable and unanswerable.

All have their worth and each contributes to the worth of the others.

Living by faith includes the call to something greater than cowardly self-preservation.

Justice is not Healing. Healing cometh only by suffering and patience, and maketh no demand, not even for Justice. Justice worketh only within the bonds of things as they are… and therefore though Justice is itself good and desireth no further evil, it can but perpetuate the evil that was, and doth not prevent it from the bearing of fruit in sorrow.

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