Thousands, millions of individuals work, produce and save without giving notice to anything we may invent to pester them, cramp them, discourage them.
It is a natural vocation that drives them, not just the desire for profit.
The enjoyment, the pride in seeing one’s firm prosper, acquire credibility, inspire trust to an ever widening clientele, expand its plant: it all constitutes a drive as powerful as the desire for profit.
If this were not the case, it would not be possible to explain why some entrepreneurs bestow all their energies onto their firm, and invest all their capital to often gain profits considerably more slender than the ones they could surely and more comfortably obtain with a different vocations.
(1874 – 1961)