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75 Inspirational Vikings Quotes About Life (NORSE)

Top 16 Most Famous Vikings Quotes (BEST)

“No matter how cautiously you live there is no escaping the fatal clutches of old age. So then, better to join the fray and fight proudly for something worth obtaining.”

Viking (Norse Mythology)
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self. - Ragner LothbrokPin
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self. – Ragner Lothbrok
I would rather be ruled by a man capable of ruthlessness than by a fool and a coward. - Ragner LothbrokPin
I would rather be ruled by a man capable of ruthlessness than by a fool and a coward. – Ragner Lothbrok
The gods may demand that we follow their path, but only by our own will can we find our true destiny.Pin
The gods may demand that we follow their path, but only by our own will can we find our true destiny. – Lagertha
We choose our own destiny. A man does not become a hero by virtue of his birthright. Only by his actions. - FlokiPin
We choose our own destiny. A man does not become a hero by virtue of his birthright. Only by his actions. – Floki
Better to fight and fall than to live without hope.Pin
Better to fight and fall than to live without hope.
Travel far and wide and you should possess the secrets of man.Pin
Travel far and wide and you should possess the secrets of man.
There is more honor in accumulating little by little than in reaching for the sky and ending up flat on your face.Pin
There is more honor in accumulating little by little than in reaching for the sky and ending up flat on your face.
It is better to stand and fight. If you run, you'll only die tired.Pin
It is better to stand and fight. If you run, you’ll only die tired.
The error is the result of letting fear rule your actions.Pin
The error is the result of letting fear rule your actions.
As one candle can light another, so too can greatness of mind be transferred amongst men. To remain in solitude is to deprive oneself of this kindling.Pin
As one candle can light another, so too can greatness of mind be transferred amongst men. To remain in solitude is to deprive oneself of this kindling.
When fear leads the way the destination is never glorious.Pin
When fear leads the way the destination is never glorious.
No one is a total fool if he knows when to hold his tongue.Pin
No one is a total fool if he knows when to hold his tongue.
Where wolf’s ears are, wolf’s teeth are near.Pin
Where wolf’s ears are, wolf’s teeth are near.
The foolish man thinks he will live forever if he keeps away from fighting; but old age won’t grant him a truce, even if the spears do.Pin
The foolish man thinks he will live forever if he keeps away from fighting; but old age won’t grant him a truce, even if the spears do.
A man is not wealthy because he has riches, but because he has valor.Pin
A man is not wealthy because he has riches, but because he has valor.

9 Vikings Quotes on Life and Death

Fear not death for the hour of your doom is set and none may escape it.Pin
Fear not death for the hour of your doom is set and none may escape it.
I always believed that death is a fate far better than life, for you will be reunited with lost loved ones.Pin
I always believed that death is a fate far better than life, for you will be reunited with lost loved ones.
Better to die with honor than live with shame.Pin
Better to die with honor than live with shame.
The brave men fall, but the cowards run forever.Pin
The brave men fall, but the cowards run forever.
Yes, I have made mistakes life didn't come with instructions.Pin
Yes, I have made mistakes life didn’t come with instructions.
Gold is little comfort for the kinsman dead.Pin
Gold is little comfort for the kinsman dead.
Old friends are the last to break away.Pin
Old friends are the last to break away.
A sword age, a wind age, a wolf age. No longer is there mercy among men.Pin
A sword age, a wind age, a wolf age. No longer is there mercy among men.
Give kind heed to the dead, sick-dead, Sea-dead, or word-dead; treat their bodies with respect and see that they are laid to rest with respect.Pin
Give kind heed to the dead, sick-dead, Sea-dead, or word-dead; treat their bodies with respect and see that they are laid to rest with respect.

3 Wise Vikings Quotes on Alcohol and Getting Drunk

Too much ale and a man's heart is laid open for all to see.Pin
Too much ale and a man’s heart is laid open for all to see.
Don't mess with ale if you are weak. A clear head is good company. Drink is a dangerous friend.Pin
Don’t mess with ale if you are weak. A clear head is good company. Drink is a dangerous friend.
If you hear the fool's word of a drunken man, strive not with him who is drunk with drink and witless, for often only ill and doom come out of such things.Pin
If you hear the fool’s word of a drunken man, strive not with him who is drunk with drink and witless, for often only ill and doom come out of such things.

11 WiseVikings Quotes to Live By (WISDOM)

“Be a person of worldly intelligence if you desire to sit with kings. The man who only carries the limited scope of his village will be a laughing stock.”

Viking (Norse Mythology)
Even in the sheath the sword must be sharp – so too must the mind and the spirit be within the body.Pin
Even in the sheath the sword must be sharp – so too must the mind and the spirit be within the body.
A person should not agree today to what he will regret tomorrow.Pin
A person should not agree today to what he will regret tomorrow.
Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.Pin
Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
Fight your foes in the field, nor be burnt in your house.Pin
Fight your foes in the field, nor be burnt in your house.
Where you recognize evil, speak out against it, and give no truces to your enemies.Pin
Where you recognize evil, speak out against it, and give no truces to your enemies.
Wisdom is welcome wherever it comes from.Pin
Wisdom is welcome wherever it comes from.
When truth and fairness are different from what is law, better it is to follow truth and fairness.Pin
When truth and fairness are different from what is law, better it is to follow truth and fairness.
It is an old custom for the wisest to give way.Pin
It is an old custom for the wisest to give way.
One should not ask more than would be thought fitting.Pin
One should not ask more than would be thought fitting.
When faring on journeys, ward yourself well. Take not harbor near the highway for thereby dwell many ill wights for men's bewilderment.Pin
When faring on journeys, ward yourself well. Take not harbor near the highway for thereby dwell many ill wights for men’s bewilderment.

4 WiseVikings Quotes on Speech and Listening

Best it is, for man’s words to seek peace when it is possible.Pin
Best it is, for man’s words to seek peace when it is possible.
Take care of your speech; it can be the catalyst for many needless problems. You never know who could be lending an ear to your ramblings.Pin
Take care of your speech; it can be the catalyst for many needless problems. You never know who could be lending an ear to your ramblings.
Often is there regret for saying too much, and seldom regret for saying too little.Pin
Often is there regret for saying too much, and seldom regret for saying too little.
Stand by your own trial and not by what others say.Pin
Stand by your own trial and not by what others say.

9 Vikings Quotes on Honor and Glory

The brave man well shall fight and win, though dull his blade may be.Pin
The brave man well shall fight and win, though dull his blade may be.
Often times it is not numbers that wins the victory, but those who fare forward with the most vigor.Pin
Often times it is not numbers that wins the victory, but those who fare forward with the most vigor.
Ill it is to abandon honor and integrity in exchange for injustice and greed.Pin
Ill it is to abandon honor and integrity in exchange for injustice and greed.
Eagles should show their claws, though dying.Pin
Eagles should show their claws, though dying.
When men meet foes in fight, better is stout heart than sharp sword.Pin
When men meet foes in fight, better is stout heart than sharp sword.
Stubbornness brings either greater humiliation or greater honor.Pin
Stubbornness brings either greater humiliation or greater honor.
All a people need in order to rise up against tyranny is a leader bold enough to take up the banner.Pin
All a people need in order to rise up against tyranny is a leader bold enough to take up the banner.
When a real battle starts, you'll always find that there is no bravest man.Pin
When a real battle starts, you’ll always find that there is no bravest man.
Do not weep, mother. If we are killed, it will be said of you that you had good sons.Pin
Do not weep, mother. If we are killed, it will be said of you that you had good sons.

4 Vikings Quotes on Success

He with a short knife must try, try again.Pin
He with a short knife must try, try again.
With many who come to power and honor, pride keeps pace with promotion.Pin
With many who come to power and honor, pride keeps pace with promotion.
You will reach your destination even though you travel slowly.Pin
You will reach your destination even though you travel slowly.
There's always a better choice than cowardice, if you have business to take care of.Pin
There’s always a better choice than cowardice, if you have business to take care of.

4 Vikings Quotes on Love

The one you trust most can disappoint you most.Pin
The one you trust most can disappoint you most.
Good to love good things when all goes according to thy heart’s desire.Pin
Good to love good things when all goes according to thy heart’s desire.
The more folk stand in the way of two hearts that yearn for each other, the hotter the flame of love waxes.Pin
The more folk stand in the way of two hearts that yearn for each other, the hotter the flame of love waxes.
Eyes cannot hide a woman’s love for a man.Pin
Eyes cannot hide a woman’s love for a man.

14 WiseVikings Quotes that will make You Think

“Let not thy mind be overmuch crossed by unwise men at thronged meetings of folk; for oft these speak worse than they wot of; lest thou be called a dastard, and art minded to think that thou art even as is said; slay such an one on another day, and so reward his ugly talk.”

Viking (Norse Mythology)
Nothing good can happen to people who break their solemn vows.Pin
Nothing good can happen to people who break their solemn vows.
Trust not him whose father, brother or other kin you have slain no matter how young he be, for often grows the wolf in the child.Pin
Trust not him whose father, brother or other kin you have slain no matter how young he be, for often grows the wolf in the child.
Who can't defend the wealth they have must die, or share with the rover bold.Pin
Who can’t defend the wealth they have must die, or share with the rover bold.
I have not seen any man who loved virtue as much as he loved life.Pin
I have not seen any man who loved virtue as much as he loved life.
There is no bad weather, only bad clothing.Pin
There is no bad weather, only bad clothing.
The tongue can lie, but the eyes cannot.Pin
The tongue can lie, but the eyes cannot.
A rotten branch will be found in every tree.Pin
A rotten branch will be found in every tree.
A guest must depart, even though he be a king.Pin
A guest must depart, even though he be a king.
That which has a bad beginning is likely to have a bad ending.Pin
That which has a bad beginning is likely to have a bad ending.
To take up great resolutions, and then to lay them aside, only ends in dishonor.Pin
To take up great resolutions, and then to lay them aside, only ends in dishonor.
Not every cloud which darkens the day brings rain.Pin
Not every cloud which darkens the day brings rain.
Gossip often leads to trouble.Pin
Gossip often leads to trouble.
Only a coward waits to be taken like a lamb from the fold or a fox from a trap.Pin
Only a coward waits to be taken like a lamb from the fold or a fox from a trap.
The old horse in the stall still wants to run.Pin
The old horse in the stall still wants to run.
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