Poise is power under control. Poise stores up energy and holds it in reserve for special use. Poise keeps you calm and collected under any circumstance.
Poise does not mean weakness, laziness, or indifference. Poise is strength, self-control, and reserve. Poise in its highest form suggests self-confidence, independence, and mastery. Violence and dissent always succumbs to poise. The man of poise rules.
Work done with poise is the best because it is thorough, well-planned, and intelligently accomplished. Poise exercises a great influence over other men. It suggests immense stores of power in their control. Poise is power properly controlled and directed. Poise conserves waste of vital energy, and gives balance to all the powers.