21 Gandalf Quotes That Pertain to Your Daily Life

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You never knew all you needed was a little advice from a wizard.

Gandalf Quotes That Will Inspire You

Gandalf is a fan favorite from The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy. He's known as a good wizard who offers a ton of wisdom to Bilbo and Frodo along their journey. However, we also have plenty to learn from Gandalf through his many powerful quotes.

These quotes by Gandalf might come from a world of magic, but they also pertain to our lives. Gandalf's advice can help you navigate through love, friendship, and family. After all, who wouldn't want to listen to an old wizard with a beard?

Check out these 21 quotes by Gandalf that are sure to change your perspective on life. You might even find some that make you laugh. Either way, these inspiring quotes will remind you of your childhood, when you first saw Gandalf exercise his magic.

Motivating Quotes By Gandolf

  • "Even the wise cannot see all the ends."

  • "All we have to do is decide what to do with the time that is given to us."

  • "If in doubt... always follow your nose."

  • "Do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement."

  • "Death is just another path, one we all must take."

  • "The world is not in your books and maps. It is out there."

  • "It is the small things, everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keeps the darkness at bay. Simple acts of love and kindness."

These Gandalf Quotes Will Give You Strength

  • "All good stories deserve embellishment."

  • "He that breaks a thing to find out what it is, has left the path of wisdom."

  • "Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends."

  • "Fly, you fools!"

  • "It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succor 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."

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

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

Our Favorite Gandalf Quotes

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

  • "It is not despair, for despair is only for those who see the end beyond all doubt. We do not!"

  • "Generous deeds should not be checked by cold counsel."

  • "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."

  • "That wound will never fully heal. He will carry it for the rest of his life."

  • "Go back to the abyss! Fall into nothingness that awaits you and your master!"

  • "I suppose you think that was terribly clever?"

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