Tagged: wisdom

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Hávamál 95

Auden-Taylor (1969): The mind alone knows what is near the heart, Each is his own judge: The worst sickness for a wise man Is to crave what he cannot enjoy. Hollander (1962): One’s self...

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Hávamál 94

Auden-Taylor (1969): Never reproach the plight of another, For it happens to many men: Strong desire may stupefy heroes, Dull the wits of the wise Hollander (1962): ‘Tis not meant for men to mock...

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Hávamál 89

Auden-Taylor (1969): Trust not an acre early sown, Nor praise a son too soon: Weather rules the acre, wit the son, Both are exposed to peril. Hollander (1962): Early-sown acres let none ever trust,...

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Hávamál 63

Auden-Taylor (1969): It is safe to tell a secret to one, Risky to tell it to two, To tell it to three is thoughtless folly, Everyone else will know. Hollander (1962): Both ask and...