Suffering in Silence
People quietly drown only a few strokes away from help because of pride and fear. Silent people can be dangerous, suffering alone is dangerous, and despair is more destructive than physical illness.
African proverbs express the timeless wisdom of African people.
African proverbs teach us the smartest people have drowned in calm waters. Drowning in negative thoughts and emotions, the deepest waters have the smoothest surfaces but move very fast and are tumultuous on the underneath.
It is the calm and silent water that drowns a man African proverb
More quotes and wise sayings about pride
Swallow your pride occasionally, it's non-fattening. - Unknown
Be mindful of humility: the gale that breaks the pine does not bruise the violet. - Austin O'Malley
A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle. - Benjamin Franklin
It was not until late in life that I discovered how easy it is to say "I don't know." - W. Somerset Maugham
Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are. - Malcolm S. Forbes
Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity. - Frank Leahy