"A box without hinges, key, or lid, yet golden treasure inside is hid."
"Courage is found in unlikely places."
"Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger."
"Go not to the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes and no."
"I am told that I talk in shorthand and then smudge it."
"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."
"I wish life was not so short, he thought. languages take such a time, and so do all the things one wants to know about."
"If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world."
"It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him."
"It's the job that's never started takes longest to finish."
"Not all who wander are lost."
"Still round the corner there may wait, A new road or a secret gate."