"I shall console myself with the reflection,
that life is not long enough to do more than your best,
whatever that might be;
that they who are ever taking aim,
make no hits;
that they who never venture,
that to be ever safe,
is to be feeble;
and that to do substantial good,
is the compensation for much incidental imperfection."
Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman - "University Sketches"
As was noted around the time of his Beatification, Blessed Cardinal Newman was not some effete academic, but a Priest with his feet planted firmly on the ground.