My father used to say to me, ‘Whenever you get into a jam, whenever you get into a crisis or an emergency, become the calmest person in the room and you’ll be able to figure your way out of it.’
“Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.”
A man of calm is like a shady tree.
People who need shelter come to it.
Keep cool and you will command everyone.
A samurai must remain calm at all times even in the face of danger.
Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves together.There are no better cosmetics than a severe temperance and purity, modesty and humility, a gracious temper and calmness of spirit; and there is no true beauty without the signatures of these graces in the very countenance.
To learn to see- to accustom the eye to calmness, to patience, and to allow things to come up to it; to defer judgment, and to acquire the habit of approaching and grasping an individual case from all sides. This is the first preparatory schooling of intellectuality.
One must not respond immediately to a stimulus; one must acquire a command of the obstructing and isolating instincts.