From "Tolkien: A Cultural Phenomenon" (2003) by Brian Rosebury
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‘Let folly be our cloak, a veil before
the eyes of the Enemy! For he is very wise, and weighs all things to a nicety in
the scales of his malice.
But the only measure that he knows is desire, desire for power; and so he judges all hearts. Into his heart the thought will not enter that any
will refuse it, that having the Ring we may seek to destroy it. If we seek this, we shall put him out of reckoning.’ (FR, 283)