A gluttonous man who guzzles away Brings sorrow on himself: At the table of the wise he is taunted often, Mocked for his bloated belly.
The greedy guest gainsays his head And eats until he is ill; His belly oft maketh a butt of a man, On bench ‘midst the sage when he sits.
The greedy man, if his mind be vague, Will eat till sick he is; The vulgar man, when among the wise, To scorn by his belly is brought.
A greedy man, if he be not moderate, Eats to his mortal sorrow. Oftentimes his belly draws laughter on a silly man, Who among the prudent comes.
nema geðs viti
etr sér aldrtrega
opt fær hlœgis
er með horskum kømr
manni heimskum magi
Wisdom for Wanderers and Counsel to Guests (verses 1-79)