Succeed at all costs

Committing oneself to certain endeavours is rather like the fate of the pilot who, dizzily overwhelmed by his aircraft, suspended between heaven and earth, ploughs through the air and the clouds clinging to the control wheel, with nerves of steel, eyes and spirit reaching forward, without trembling, without ever losing his way, dominated by a single definite wish to succeed at all costs, driven by a single quivering cry, on his lips and in his heart: “Forward! Keep going forward! That’s the way we are”.

Don Angelo Lolli, Editoriale de L’Amico degli Infermi
April 1928