The true path to victory is to find your opponent’s weakness and make him suffer for it. To take his strength and use it against him until he finally falls or quits.
Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.
You see Jesus in Gethsemane and believe your trial is the same as His. Those five in the pit are suffering too, just like Jesus, but they don’t have your pride. They would never compare themselves to Jesus. Do you have the right to make them suffer? I heard the cries of suffering in this same cell. And I acted.[to Rodrigues]
Mostly, it’s loss which teaches us about the worth of things. That’s Arthur Schopenhauer. He was a German philosopher, a pessimist. He saw the value in suffering.
It is a strange fate that we should suffer so much fear and doubt over so small a thing. Such a little thing.[holding the Ring]