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Still Waters Run Deep

Silent and quiet conspirators or traitors are most dangerous; barking dogs never bite; the fox barks not when he would steal the lamb.

Smooth runs the water where the brook is deep:
And in his simple show he harbours treason.
The fox barks not when he would steal the lamb;
No, no, my sovereign, Gloucester is a man
Unsounded yet, and full of deep deceit.

Shakespeare: 2 Henry VI., III. f.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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