Svipdag (from Hrolf’s Saga)

 

Svipdag (Swedish warrior who supposedly lived around the 6th century)

“Men must try, if they are to advance. Without effort, no one learns which way luck will turn.”

  • From The Saga of King Hrolf Kraki, written by an anonymous Icelander in the 14th century, translated by Jesse Byock. New York: Penguin Classics, 1998.

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