"But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass."
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4. Meriadoc Brandybuck (Merry)
"And as all my friends have gone to the battle, I should be ashamed to stay behind."
And the ship went out into the High Sea and passed into the West, until at last on a night of rain Frodo smelled a sweet fragrance on the air and heard the sound of singing that came over the water. And then it seemed to him that as in his dream in the house of Bombadil, the grey rain-curtain turned all to silver glass and was rolled back, and he beheld white shores and beyond them a far green country under a swift sunrise.
The world is full enough of hurts and mischances without wars to multiply them.
There are some things that it is better to begin than to refuse, even though the end may be dark.