" If you aspire to the highest place, it is no disgrace to stop at the second or even the third place. "
CICERO, 106 - 43 BC
ROMAN ORATOR, STATESMAN AND ESSAYIST
I guess you could take that to mean . . Hey, So you weren't a top New Yorker magazine cartoonist . . . you're still okay . . . Like Lee Lorenz told me one day . . " The fact that you didn't sell to the New Yorker means you are in great company . . "
He could have been a darned good Diplomat or Ambassador that guy . .