If you acquire a reputation as a mad dog, you’ll be treated as a mad dog. Taken out back and slaughtered for pig feed.
The Lannisters send their regards.
A smart commander does not abandon a defensive advantage.
The best way to forge a lasting alliance isn’t by peeling a man’s skin off. The best way is marriage.
ln my family, we say, “A naked man has few secrets. A flayed man none.”