I’ve been reading some Old Norse poems from the Elder Edda, YOU KNOW, LIKE YOU DO. My favorite so far are from Sayings of the High One, which is basically an advice column penned by Odin the God of War and also star of American Gods him very self. He’s gruff, practical, amicable, and definitely thinks you should eat before you hang out with friends so that you’re not starving.
Some personal favorites:
A stupid man stays awake all night pondering his problems; he’s worn out when morning comes and whatever was, still is.
Moderately wise a man should be — don’t wish for too much wisdom; a man’s heart is seldom happy if he is truly wise.
….NO WAIT ACTUALLY I JUST CHANGED MY MIND.