Cattle die, kinsmen die; the self must also die. I know one thing which never dies: the reputation of each dead man.
HŠvamŠl, st. 77
The foolish man lies awake all night thinking of his many problems. When the morning comes he is worn out, and his trouble is just as it was.
HŠvamŠl st. 23
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.
HŠvamŠl, st. 16