"Do not tempt me! I dare not take it, not even to keep it safe, unused. The wish to wield it would be too great for my strength."

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The Lord’s Prayer, a Christian prayer from the New Testament, was reportedly on Tolkien’s mind when writing of the power of the ring, and the characters’ struggles against evil:

“…And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil…”

Read the full Lord’s Prayer here.