Calm

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The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are
Excitement is not enjoyment: in calmness lies true pleasure. The most precious wines are sipped, not bolted at a swallow
Nothing is so aggravating than calmness
Coolness and absence of heat and haste indicate fine qualities
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