Respond to demands with silence, respond to challenges with questions.
Anyone who claimed that old age had brought them patience was either lying or senile.
The more power a man held, the more likely he was to be an idiot with it.
Life was a tempest, whether you were a milkmaid or a queen. The queens were simply better at projecting control in the middle of that storm.
I doubt you can understand the magnitude of the stupidity in your statement.
Battle was always a mess. The only neat battles were the ones in stories or history books.