derived from it. First of all, I believe that all things are great or small by comparison. The lad who starts from nothing is fortunate; for, to him, all progress represents accomplishment and the great sense of satisfaction that goes with it.
In my first job I once sold a small advertisement to a furniture company that had never been our paper, the Chicago Tribune. Upon being praised by my boss, I tried to explain that, after all, it was a very small ad and not important, to which he replied, “To bring in an advertiser who has never before used our paper is an accomplishment. Apparently, Cornelius,” he said, “you don’t know that all things are great or small by comparison.” I have never forgotten those words and they have come to mean a great