Fight your foes in the field, nor be burnt in your house. ~Volsunga Saga, c.21. Here are 24 Inspirational Viking Quotes We All Need To Know.

Viking Quotes

1. The common always love what is new.
- The Saga of Olaf Haraldsson, c.33

2. No one is a total fool if he knows when to hold his tongue.
- Grettir’s Saga, c.88

3. Old friends are the last to break away.
- The Saga of Grettir, chapter 82

4. That which has a bad beginning is likely to have a bad ending.
- Hen-Thorir’s Saga, c.4

5. Where wolf’s ears are, wolf’s teeth are near.
- Volsunga Saga, c.19

6. Best it is, for man’s words to seek peace when it is possible.
- Heitharvega, c.35

Viking Quotes

7. Better to die with honor than live with shame.
- The Saga of the Jomsvikings, c.23

8. Too much ale and a man’s heart is laid open for all to see.
- The Saga of Olaf Haraldsson, c.151

9. 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.
- Volsunga Saga, c.21

10. The brave man well shall fight and win, though dull his blade maybe.
- Fafnismal 28

11. Never cheat your master.
- Njal’s Saga, c.86

12. Fear not death for the hour of your doom is set and none may escape it.
- Volunga Saga, c.5

Viking Quotes

13. Be warned by another’s woe.
- Njal’s Saga,c.13

14. Gold is little comfort for the kinsman dead.
- Örvar Odd’s Saga, c.11

15. He with a short knife must try, try again.
- Vapnfirðinga Saga, c.7

16. Wisdom is welcome wherever it comes from.
- Bandamanna Saga, c.10

17. The one you trust most can disappoint you most.
- Fljotsdale Saga, c.23

18. Wisdom is welcome wherever it comes from.
- Bandamanna Saga, c.10

Viking Quotes

19. Gossip often leads to trouble.
- Gisli Sursson’s Saga, c.9

20. Better to fight and fall than to live without hope.
- Volsunga, c.12

21. Eagles should show their claws, though dying.
- The Saga of Olaf Haraldsson, c.186

22. There is a time for everything.
- Grettir’s Saga, c.73

23. A rotten branch will be found in every tree.
- The Saga of Olaf Haraldsson, c.148

24. Often it is that what happens to most others will happen to you.
- Eyrbyggja Saga, c.32

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Best of Viking Quotes

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Better to fight and fall than to live without hope. - Volsunga, c.12
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1. Too much ale and a man’s heart is laid open for all to see. - The Saga of Olaf Haraldsson, c.151
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Ill is the result of letting fear rule thine actions. - The Saga of Harald Hardrade, c.46

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