One of the most powerful lords in Westeros, Tywin Lannister is calculating and ruthless. Sun Tzu, the Chinese military general, wrote "The Art of War," which continues to influence culture today. Can you tell which commander said which quote?
This particular bit of wisdom comes from Sun Tzu. Surely Tywin would want you to fall like cold steel. Or lion claws.
Sun Tzu knew about the dangers of oxidation.
It almost sounds cheery enough to have come from the mouth of Mary Poppins, but no. Tywin Lannister meant it in a much more ominous way.
Sun Tzu's advice is basically a variant on "You make your own luck."
Tywin Lannister believes in showing power rather than talking about it.
Sun Tzu, always looking on the bright side.
It's no secret that Tywin Lannister is all about controlling those below him.
To create you must destroy, but Sun Tzu knew that the finality of destruction should be taken seriously.
Sometimes, negotiation is better than brute force, according to Tywin Lannister.
The Lannister sigil features a lion, so it's no surpise that this one came from Tywin.
Tywin Lannister isn't really into the concept of renewal. This is Sun Tzu's quote.
If Sun Tzu could communicate with sea life like Aquaman, we humans would have a lot less fish to eat.
This actually seems like some pretty good advice from Tywin Lannister.
Ever the pessimist, Tywin Lannister sees life as a constant struggle.
You can see why Sun Tzu's words are quoted by people all the time, even though many of the practices attributed to him are downright ruthless.