Someone who apparently looks silent might be very knowledgeable or intelligent person, silence has power


  • It is a 15th century phrase, many people have used its similar expressions in various countries and it traces its roots back to the times of Romans. The phrase is based on the fact or law of nature that in rivers, the shallow water runs very fast as compared to deep water which flows quietly. Later the phrase was used to refer to silent but rational people who talk less but they speak the talk in a rational and logical manner.

Don’t underestimate Martin in the speech contest because perhaps you don’t know that still water runs deep.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

Additional definitions for 'Still Water Runs Deep':

still water runs deepA person with a calm appearance has, or may have, considerable inner emotion, character, or intellect
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stille vand løber dybt

ακίνητο νερό τρέχει βαθιά

ankoraŭ akvo profunde kuras

aun el agua corre profunda

l'eau est encore profonde

l'acqua ferma scorre profonda

fugit adhuc aquam abyssi

a água ainda corre profundamente

stilla vatten rinner djupt

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