Sigurd the Volsung (figure from Norse and Germanic legend)
“Courage is better than the power of a sword,
where angry men have to fight;
for I’ve seen a brave man, fighting strongly,
conquer with a blunt sword.”
- This quote comes from stanza 30 of the Lay of Fafnir, 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).