Havamal – Stanza 8
Havamal – Stanza 8

Old Norse

Hinn er sæll
er sér um getur
lof og líknstafi.
Ódælla er við það
er maður eiga skal
annars brjóstum í.

English Translations

Fortunate is he who is favored in his lifetime
With praise and words of wisdom:
Evil counsel is often given
By those of evil heart,

-Auden & Taylor

Happy is he who wins for himself
fair fame and kindly words;
but uneasy is that which a man doth own
while it lies in another’s breast.


He is happy,
who for himself obtains
fame and kind words:
less sure is that
which a man must have
in another’s breast.


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