He either fears his fate too much,
Or his desserts are small,That dares not put it to the touch
to gain or lose it all.
-James Grahame (1612-1650)
"Daring, n. One of the most conspicuous qualities of a man in security."
-Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914?)
"Be bolde, be bolde, and everywhere, be bolde."
-Edmund Spenser (1552-1599)
I'm sensing a pattern.