Odin (from Hávamál)

Odin (Norse god)

“Never let a wicked man know
of any misfortune you suffer;
for from a wicked man you will never get
a good thought in return.”

  • This quote comes from stanza 117 of Hávamál (Sayings of the High One), an old poem which was preserved in the 13th-century Poetic Edda which was produced anonymously in Iceland. The translation is by Carolyne Larrington (Oxford University Press, 2014).

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