Snorri Sturluson (c. 1179-1241)
“Bitter words could only
Rouse the rage of others.
Men who always quarrel
Have no wish for treaties.”
- From an anonymous poem in chapter 71 of King Harald’s Saga by Snorri Sturluson, translated by Magnus Magnusson and Hermann Pálsson (Penguin Classics, 1966, 2005).