Svipdag answered, 'Men must try, if they are to advance. Without effort, no one learns which way luck will turn. I do not want to stay here any longer, whatever else lies in my future.' - Svip then counselled his son, 'Do not envy others and avoid arrogance, for such conduct diminish one's fame. Defend yourself if you are attacked. It is becoming to be humble, yet at the same time you must make a bold showing if put to a test.'
- The saga of King Hrolf Kraki