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African Proverb

African Proverb
Distance diminishes the elephant

Suffering in Silence It is the calm and silent water that drowns a man

Suffering in Silence African Proverbs

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.




African proverb silent water kills

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

None are so empty as those who are full of themselves

African Proverbs

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