Odin (from Hávamál)


Odin (from Hávamal)

“The mind alone knows what lies near the heart,
he is alone with his spirit;
no sickness is worse for the sensible man
than to find no contentment in anything.”

  • This quote comes from stanza 95 of Hávamál (Sayings of the High One), an old poem which was preserved in the 13th-century Poetic Edda, produced anonymously in Iceland. The translation is by Carolyne Larrington (Oxford University Press, 2014).

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