If you fancy yourself a Emperor, King, or great conqueror you'd best remind yourself to pick fights you can win. If you boast that you can bring another group or nation to their knees it'll only bring attempts on your life and war. With these attempts on your life you'll have to be lucky everytime and them only once.
As the IRA stated to Margaret Thatcher, "Today we were unlucky, but remember we only have to be lucky once. You will
have to be lucky always."
All it takes is one bullet to strike its mark, one person to poison your food, or a knife to find home.