Havamal – Stanza 9
Havamal – Stanza 9

Old Norse

Sá er sæll
er sjálfur um á
lof og vit meðan lifir.
Því að ill ráð
hefir maður oft þegið
annars brjóstum úr.

English Translations

Blessed is he who in his own lifetime
Is awarded praise and wit,
For ill counsel is often given
By mortal men to each other,

-Auden & Taylor

Happy is he who hath in himself
praise and wisdom in life;
for oft doth a man ill counsel get
when ’tis born in another’s breast.


He is happy,
who in himself possesses
fame and wit while living;
for bad counsels
have oft been received
from another’s breast.


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