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Frelga has it!
"Among the tales of sorrow there are yet some in which amid weeping there is joy and under the shadow of death light that endures."
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Next quote.

It was a painful struggle, and fatigue is slow to go through
His philosophy was a mixture of three famous schools -- the Cynics, the Stoics and the Epicureans -- and summed up all three of them in his famous phrase, 'You can't trust any bugger further than you can throw him, and there's nothing you can do about it, so let's have a drink."

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Is that Gandalf speaking about his struggle with what turned out to be a balrog?
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Good guess thematically, but no.
His philosophy was a mixture of three famous schools -- the Cynics, the Stoics and the Epicureans -- and summed up all three of them in his famous phrase, 'You can't trust any bugger further than you can throw him, and there's nothing you can do about it, so let's have a drink."

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Is the speaker a member of the Fellowship?
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Yes
His philosophy was a mixture of three famous schools -- the Cynics, the Stoics and the Epicureans -- and summed up all three of them in his famous phrase, 'You can't trust any bugger further than you can throw him, and there's nothing you can do about it, so let's have a drink."

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Said in Mordor?
'You just said "your getting shorter": you've obviously been drinking too much ent-draught and not enough Prim's.' - Jude
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No
His philosophy was a mixture of three famous schools -- the Cynics, the Stoics and the Epicureans -- and summed up all three of them in his famous phrase, 'You can't trust any bugger further than you can throw him, and there's nothing you can do about it, so let's have a drink."

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Said by Hobbits or Men?
'You just said "your getting shorter": you've obviously been drinking too much ent-draught and not enough Prim's.' - Jude
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A man.
His philosophy was a mixture of three famous schools -- the Cynics, the Stoics and the Epicureans -- and summed up all three of them in his famous phrase, 'You can't trust any bugger further than you can throw him, and there's nothing you can do about it, so let's have a drink."

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Are all nine member alive and well at the time of speaking?
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No, Boromir already took his river trip.
His philosophy was a mixture of three famous schools -- the Cynics, the Stoics and the Epicureans -- and summed up all three of them in his famous phrase, 'You can't trust any bugger further than you can throw him, and there's nothing you can do about it, so let's have a drink."

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Here we go! Aragorn, describing looking into the Stone of Orthanc:
It was a bitter struggle, and the weariness is slow to pass.
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That's it.
His philosophy was a mixture of three famous schools -- the Cynics, the Stoics and the Epicureans -- and summed up all three of them in his famous phrase, 'You can't trust any bugger further than you can throw him, and there's nothing you can do about it, so let's have a drink."

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New quote:
Danger approaches on an unexpected night. There was a narrow escape!
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Hint needed?
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Does it concern the nine riders?
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Not directly.
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To be more specific, the nine riders had been spotted shortly before this quote was spoken, but it wasn't referring especially to a danger from the nine riders.

The person who spotted them was neither the speaker, nor the addressee.
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Another hint?
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