J.R.R. Tolkien (January 03, 1892 - September 02, 1973)
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The wise speak only of what they know.
There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.
He who breaks a thing to find out what it is, has left the path of wisdom.
The burned hand teaches best.
Still round the corner there may wait, A new road or a secret gate.
The chefs from Denver are excited.
Wisdom is the principal thing, therefore get wisdom; and with all thy getting, get understanding
What someone is, begins to be revealed when his talent abates, when he stops showing us what he can do.