Gudmund the Powerful (Grettir’s Saga)


Gudmund the Powerful (c. 11th century, quoted in the 14th century Grettir’s Saga)

“Trust no one so well that you do not rely best on yourself.”

  • Spoken by the character, Gudmund the Powerful, in chapter 67 of the anonymously written Grettir’s Saga (c. 14th century), translated by Jesse Byock (Oxford World’s Classics, 2009).

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