SMALL BEGINNINGS ARE NOT TO BE DESPISED!

Despondency paralyzes exertion, but hope stimulates and supports it. The man who commences an undertaking with a foreboding that it will fail, is likely by his fears to ensure the fulfillment of his prediction; while, on the other hand, the hope of success is among the subordinate means of obtaining it. Every great undertaking, especially where the scheme is novel and the difficulties are many, requires in its agents a warmth of soul, if not approaching to enthusiasm, yet very far above lukewarmness or depression. To succeed, we must calculate upon success. It is very true there must be prudence, but it must not be that prudence which creates timidity and chills the ardor of the mind. It must guide but not freeze the current of our zeal.