Great men always have too much sail up. Great men take great risks. It’s the timorous souls — souls like myself — who err on the side of caution; who, when they see a storm approaching, take in sail and look for snug harbor.
- Christopher Buckley in a touching and excellent tribute to his father, William F. Buckley Jr.
I am not sure it has ever been said better.
*A copy of National Review's Tribute to WFB issue is available here.