All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
- J.R.R. Tolkien
This is the first two lines to a poem that J.R.R. Tolkien wrote in one of the greatest books ever written, The Lord of the Rings. This quote isn’t just for motivation this time, but this is one is meant to pick you up and put you back down on your feet.
All that is gold does not glitter, means that not everyone looks as they seem. A good example of the poem is directed at Aragorn, at first glance he looks like just a mere ranger and nothing more. Though Aragorn is a ranger at first glance, he’s a whole lot more important than he looks.
Not all those who wander are lost; Rangers are labeled as just wanderers by those who they in fact protect from the evil in Middle-Earth.
Now the importance of this quote is how it’s directed to you also. Think of it as how people think others around them aren’t going to amount to anything or aren’t important. I want you to take a second thought because they might be that “gold that does not glitter”. Remember when you assume that this person does bad deeds just by how they look, you could just possibly be wrong.
This is more of a motivational quote that can be done mentally at most and only a little physically, I want you to be nicer to those around you and not take them for granted. I want this to motivate you to become a better person and treat people with kindness more than anything else.