But he would "stay the course"Mit was his favorite motto.
(Thomas Mann (1875-1955), German author, critic. originally published in "Die Neue Rundschau" 23 (Oct. and Nov. 1912). Death in Venice, ch. 2, p. 201, trans. by David Luke, Bantam Classic (1988).
This motto characterizes most succinctly the work ethic of Gustav Aschenbach, the novella's main protagonist.)