“Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement.”
J.R.R. Tolkien (1892 to 1973)
J.R.R. Tolkien, in full John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, was an English writer and scholar who achieved fame with his children’s book The Hobbit (1937) and his richly inventive epic fantasy The Lord of the Rings (1954-55).
During World War I he saw action in the Somme. He was a Lieutenant in the Lancashire Fusiliers from 1915 to 1920.