Mac Lane works in CWM with a universe $U$. It has certain properties, and one of them is that $U$ is transitive. All sets belonging to $U$ are small sets and subsets of $U$ are classes. Classes that are not small sets are proper classes. Now I quote (from pg 22):
'...a category is small if the set of its arrows and the set of its objects are both small sets;'
Secondly I quote (from pg 23)
'A large category is one in which both the set of objects and the set of arrows are classes (proper or otherwise).'
The word 'otherwise' here gives me the impression that every small category is also a large category. The transitivity of $U$ implies that small sets - as elements of $U$ - are also subsets of $U$, i.e. classes (that are not proper). Is my interpretation correct? If so then I wonder: are there any categories that are not large? If the answer is 'no' then what is the use of giving every category the label 'large'?