Statecraft is the art of attending to small matters as diligently as grand ones.Politics, Small ThingsAr-Pharazôn in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, Season 1 Episode 4
Pharazôn: "Sometimes the folly of youth is enough to make an old man weep."
Kemen: "Is it folly to try and stop a war?"
Pharazôn: "It's folly to kick against the current. You see, the tide may rise and drown a man, or fall and sweep him out to sea. The trick of mastering the current is to know which way it will turn next."