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Hugr er betri
en sé hjörs megin
hvars reiðir skulu vega
því að hvatan mann
ek sé harðliga vega
með slævu sverði sigr. (eddic or germanic)
(‘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.
editions: Skj Not in Skj;