There was once a wise man who loved a beautiful young maiden. She lived in a marsh where his car always got stuck. In addition, her father had a gun, so he never did get close enough to tell her of his passion.
However, she had a more energetic suitor who purchased amphibious tires for his car and, when her father was asleep, speedily carried her off.
Moral: Treads rush in where wise men fear to fool.