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49 Gandalf Quotes For Wisdom And Inspiration

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Header image of the article: "Gandalf Quotes For Wisdom And Inspiration". A selection of the best quotes from, Lord of The Rings and Hobbit wizard, Gandalf.

We told you many times, inspiration can come from everywhere, how about from the wizards of the wizards? Gandalf the Wise, from J.R.R. Tolkein's The Hobbit and The Lord Of The Rings (LOTR).

Wisdom is the key to this character, with 2.000 years of travelling the Middle-earth, Gandalf has learned and taught a lot.

Gandalf is the reason why Bilbo Baggins went on an adventurous path in The Hobbit series. He's the mentor figure that nurtures other characters in troubled times.

For instances, in The Lord of The Rings saga the members of the Fellowship of The Ring often count on his advice and wise words to continue their quest of the ring.

LOTR is the blueprint to modern fantasy stories and Gandalf represents the stereotypical wizard that inspired many other fairy-tale writers, to add their own mentorship character to their plot.

A character of this dimension, must have wise words and powerful sayings, that we can apply to our daily lives for wisdom and motivation.

So, we've collect the best Gandalf quotes (either from the movies or the books) for you to get inspired:

49 Gandalf Quotes For Wisdom And Inspiration


1. “Courage will now be your best defence against the storm that is at hand-—that and such hope as I bring.” - Gandalf

2. "It is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love." - Gandalf

3. “I'm looking for someone to share in an adventure.” - Gandalf

4. "Well, all good stories deserve embellishment." - Gandalf

5. "Many are the strange chances of the world, and help oft shall come from the hands of the weak when the wise falter." - Gandalf 

6. "Pity? It was Pity that stayed his hand. Pity, and Mercy: not to strike without need. And he has been well rewarded, Frodo. Be sure that he took so little hurt from the evil, and escaped in the end, because he began his ownership of the Ring so. With Pity." - Gandalf 

Gandalf Quotes For Wisdom And Inspiration:“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” - Gandalf
7. “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” - Gandalf

8. "You can learn all there is to know about their ways in a month, and yet after a hundred years they can still surprise you." - Gandalf

9. "Generous deed should not be checked by cold counsel." - Gandalf 

10. "...remember this: true courage is about knowing not when to take a life, but when to spare one." - Gandalf

11. “If we are to be successful, this will need to be handled with tact, and respect, and no small degree of charm...which is why you will leave the talking to me.” - Gandalf 

12. "Go back to the shadow. You shall not pass!" - Gandalf

13. "For I was talking aloud to myself. A habit of the old: they choose the wisest person present to speak to; the long explanations needed by the young are wearying.” - Gandalf 

Gandalf Quotes For Wisdom And Inspiration: “I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil.” - Gandalf
14. “I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil.” - Gandalf

15. "The burned hand teaches best. After that advice about fire goes to the heart." - Gandalf

16. "Fight! Fight to the last man! Fight for your lives!" - Gandalf

17. “Be silent. Keep your forked tongue behind your teeth. I did not pass through fire and death to bandy crooked words with a witless worm.” - Gandalf

18. "Fly, you fools!" - Gandalf 

19. "The board is set. The pieces are moving." - Gandalf 

20. “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.” - Gandalf 

Gandalf Quotes For Wisdom And Inspiration: "The world is not in your books and maps. It's out there." - Gandalf
21. "The world is not in your books and maps. It's out there." - Gandalf

22. "Who knows? Have patience. Go where you must go, and hope!" - Gandalf

23. “You’ve been sitting quietly for far too long!” - Gandalf

24. “He that breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom.” - Gandalf

25. "Don't underestimate the evil of gold." - Gandalf

26. "If you wish to change the weather of the world, you should find yourself another wizard." - Gandalf

27. " I think there's more to this Hobbit than meets the eye." - Gandalf

Gandalf Quotes For Wisdom And Inspiration:"A wizard is never late, Frodo Baggins. Nor is he early. He arrives precisely when he means to." - Gandalf
28. "A wizard is never late, Frodo Baggins. Nor is he early. He arrives precisely when he means to." - Gandalf

29. "Yet it is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till. What weather they shall have is not ours to rule." - Gandalf

30. "It is in Men that we must place our hope." - Gandalf

31. "Death is just another path, one that we all must take." - Gandalf

32. "Oh, it's quite simple. If you are a friend, you speak the password, and the doors will open." - Gandalf

33. "You will have to do without pocket handkerchiefs, and a great many other things, before we reach our journey's end, Bilbo Baggins. You were born to the rolling hills and little rivers of the Shire, but home is now behind you. The world is ahead." - Gandalf

Gandalf Quotes For Wisdom And Inspiration: “It is not despair, for despair is only for those who see the end beyond all doubt. We do not.” - Gandalf
34. “It is not despair, for despair is only for those who see the end beyond all doubt. We do not.” - Gandalf

35. "It's the best news I have had since midsummer: it's worth a gold piece at the least. May your beer be laid under an enchantment of surpassing excellence for seven years!" - Gandalf

36. "I am Gandalf, and Gandalf means me." - Gandalf

37. "We must trust now in Frodo. Everything depends now upon speed and upon the secrecy of his quest. Do not regret your decision to leave him. Frodo must finish this task alone." - Gandalf

38. " I did not give you that map and key for you to hold on to the past." - Gandalf

39. "If he had a name, it's long since been lost. He would've been known only as a servant of evil. One of a number." - Gandalf

40. "I think you should leave the ring behind, Bilbo. Is that so hard?" - Gandalf

41. "There are older, and fouler things than Orcs in the deep places of the world." - Gandalf

Gandalf Quotes For Wisdom And Inspiration: “For even the very wise cannot see all ends.” - Gandalf
42. “For even the very wise cannot see all ends.” - Gandalf

43. "He was strong in life. His spirit will find the way to the halls of your fathers." - Gandalf

44. "You must settle its affairs yourselves; that is what you have been trained for. Do you not yet understand? My time is over: it is no longer my task to set things to rights, nor to help folk to do so. And as for you, my dear friends, you will need no help. You are grown up now. Grown indeed very high; among the great you are, and I have no longer any fear at all for any of you" - Gandalf

45. "Do as I say! Swords are no more use here." - Gandalf 

46. "There is only one lord of the rings. And he does not share power!" - Gandalf 

47. "Darkness took me, and I strayed out of thought and time... The stars wheeled overhead, and every day was as long as a life age of the earth... But it was not the end. I felt life in me again. I've been sent back until my task is done." - Gandalf

48. "Oh... you would not part an old man from his walking stick?" - Gandalf

Gandalf Quotes For Wisdom And Inspiration: "If in doubt... Always follow your nose." - Gandalf
49. "If in doubt... Always follow your nose." - Gandalf 

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