“If we do not find them soon, we shall be of no use to them, except to sit down beside them and show our friendship by starving together.” — Gimli
“If that is indeed all we can do, then we shall do that.” — Aragorn

— J.R.R. Tolkien, “The White Rider”

“Such is of the course of deeds that move the wheels of the world: small hands do them because they must, while the eyes of the great are elsewhere.”

— J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings