In The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King's "Appendix B: The Tale of Years," J.R.R. Tolkien states March 25, 3019, as the day Sauron was defeated once and for all in Middle-earth.
As a result, every March this day is celebrated as Fall of Sauron Day as well as Tolkien Reading Day, and is the perfect time to commemorate good conquering evil and those in Middle-earth who paved the way for his downfall. That's why in honor of the occasion I've created a list of the most powerful quotes and speeches from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movie trilogies that illustrate how the heroes of Middle-earth were able to succeed in the face of such tremendous darkness.
These heroes included everyone from humans to elves and hobbits to wizards, and they were able to persevere to the very end thanks to the spirit exemplified in the following bits of dialogue. Here are 10 quotes that show their strength, how they held to hope, and why they were able to rid the world of evil in the end.