Does anyone know if this is an actual proverb? I haven't read Beowulf since high school.I chose this because this is something that Beowulf lived by. He wanted glory and to have fame while he was alive and long after he died.
"To be without silver is better than to be without honour." - Old Viking Norse proverb. And people believe the vikings were primitive brutes!) of people these days who live only for the dollar and certainly with zero honor.