Quotes from the Havamal

Some nice stuff for your Valentine’s Day!

Always rise
to an early meal,
but eat your fill before a feast.
If you’re hungry
you have no time
to talk at the table.

Never walk
away from home
ahead of your axe and sword.
You can’t feel a battle
in your bones
or foresee a fight.

The unwise man
is awake all night
worries over and again.
When morning rises
he is restless still,
his burden as before.

Be your friend’s
true friend.
Return gift for gift.
Repay laughter
with laughter again
but betrayal with treachery.

Cattle die,
kinsmen die
the self must also die;
I know one thing
which never dies:
the reputation of each dead man.

One thought on “Quotes from the Havamal

  1. Karina says:

    Oou I read a couple of these last night. Good stuff indeed 

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