Definition: (1) freedom from agitation as a result of self-discipline; serene; tranquil; (2) the elements which constitute or make up a whole

Synonyms: calm, cool, quiet, sedate

• When written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity. — John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917–1963) 35th president of the United States
• Philosophy is written in this grand book, the universe, which stands continually open to our gaze. But the book cannot be understood unless one first learns to comprehend the language and read the letters in which it is composed. — Galileo di Vincenzo Bonaiuti de’ Galilei (1564-1642) Italian astronomer, physicist, and engineer