'The Riddle of Strider' in Elvish: 'All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes a fire shall be woken, a light from the shadows shall spring; Renewed shall be blade that was broken, the crownless again shall be king.
Ingwë, high king of the Vanyar who dwelt in Valinor. "The Vanyar were the “fair-elves”, first of the Eldar hosts to follow Oromë to the Undying Lands. Their king was Ingwë. They had a generous spirit, “noble and gentle temper” and love for the Valar (The History of Galadriel and Celeborn, “Unfinished Tales”). They were regarded, and regarded themselves, as the leaders and principal kindred of the Eldar."
Beleg and young Túrin. Beleg Strongbow was a Sindarin Elf who served in the army of King Thingol of Doriath. Together with Mablung he is one of the great captains of Thingol and was a member of the party in the legendary hunt of the great wolf Carcharoth. Beleg becomes the mentor, steadfast friend and brother-in-arms of Túrin Turambar. (Silmarillion / Children of Hurin)
Gondolin - "But behind the circle of the mountains the people of Turgon grew and throve, and they put forth their skill in labour unceasing, so that Gondolin upon Amon Gwareth became fair indeed and fit to compare even with Elven Tirion beyond the sea. High and white were its walls, and smooth its stairs, and tall and strong was the Tower of the King. There shining fountains played, and in the courts of Turgon stood images of the Trees of old, which Turgon himself wrought with elven-craft".