Ingjald of Hefne (from the Vatnsdæla Saga)

Injald of Hefne (reportedly lived around the 9th and 10th century)

“There is more honor in accumulating little by little than in reaching for the sky and ending up flat on your face.”

  • Saying attributed to Injald of Hefne in the anonymously-written Saga of the People of Vatnsdal, translated by Andrew Wawn and edited by Örnólfur Thorsson, in The Sagas of Icelanders. Penguin Classics, 2001.

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