35 Inspirational Viking Quotes To Learn Powerful Lessons

1. “The fool is busy in everyone’s business but his own.” ― Kormak’s Saga

2. “It often happens that he who gets a death wound yet avenges himself.” ― The Story of Hreidar the Fool

3. “A man’s own hand is most to be trusted.” ― Viga Glum’s Saga

4. “A tale is but half told when only one person tells it.” ― The Saga of Grettir

5. “No one is a total fool if he knows when to hold his tongue.” ― Grettir’s Saga

6. “Fight your enemies in the field, don’t burn in your home.” ― Saga Volsunga

7. “Where fault can be found, the good is ignored.” ― Njal’s Saga

8. “Wisdom is welcome wherever it comes from.” ― Bandamanna Saga

9. “It’s better to be betrayed than to trust no one.” ― Fljotsdale Saga

10. “When men encounter enemies in the fight, a robust heart is better than a sharp sword.” ― Volsunga

11. “A hungry wolf is bound to wage a hard battle.” ― Laxdaela Saga

12. “Stubbornness brings either greater humiliation or greater honor.” ― The Saga of Hrafnkel Freysgothi

13. “Go you must. No guest shall stay in one place for ever. Love will be lost if you sit too long at a friend’s fire.” ― The Havamal

14. “A person should not agree today to what he will regret tomorrow.” ― Saga Bandamanna

15. “When truth and fairness are different from what is law, better it is to follow truth and fairness.” ― Bandamanna Saga

16. “All a people need in order to rise up against tyranny is a leader bold enough to take up the banner.” ― The Saga of Harald Hardrade

17. “Numbers cannot skill withstand.” ― The Saga of Harald Hardrade

18. “It is their lot who stand with the great that they enjoy high honors, and are more respected than others, but stand often in danger of their lives.” ― The Saga of Olaf Haraldsson

19. “The error is the result of letting fear rule your actions.” ― The Saga of Harald Hardrade

20. “Stand by your own trial and not by what others say.” ― Gudmundur Jonsson

21. “Let another’s wounds be your warning.” ― Njal’s Saga

22. “Where the wolf’s ears are, the wolf’s teeth are close.” ― Volsunga Saga

23. “It is better to fight and fall than to live without hope.” ― The Saga of the Volsungs

24. “Defend your own judgment and not what others say.” ― Gudmundur Jonsson

25. “One should not ask more than would be thought fitting.” ― Króka-refs Saga

26. “He knows all who knows when to stop.” ― Gudmundur Jonsson

27. “Often times it is not numbers that wins the victory, but those who fare forward with the most vigor.” ― The Saga of Thrond of Gate

28. “Never a whit should one blame another for a folly which many befalls; the might of love makes sons of men into fools who once were wise.” ― The Havamal

29. “There is more honor in accumulating little by little than in reaching for the sky and ending up flat on your face.” ― Vatnsdæla Saga

30. “Many breakers of battle-axes are more brag than brains.” ― Grettir’s Saga

31. “Better a brief spell of honour than a long rule of shame.” ― Laxdaela Saga

32. “The one you trust the most may disappoint you the most.” ― Saga Fljotsdale

33. “Many have been brought to death by overconfidence.” ― Grettir Saga

34. “Fight your enemies in the field, don’t burn in your home.” ― Saga Volsunga

35. “Better to die with honor than live with shame.” ― The Saga of the Jomsvikings

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