actions speak louder than words

actions speak louder than words

Meaning

  • what you do carries more weight than what you say
  • doing is better than just speaking
  • your actions are more significant than your words
  • better to do something rather than just talk

Example Sentences

  1. "You always speak of the importance of charity, but never do anything. Actions speak louder than words!"
  2. The captain, tired of trying to motivate his players, took it upon himself to guide his team to victory. After all, actions spoke louder than words.
  3. Politicians are all the same, all talk but no work; do they realize that actions speak louder than words?
  4. Its no use sitting and speaking of success, you have to act on it. Remember actions speak louder than words.
  5. A good leader does not tell his team how things should be done, he shows them; after all, actions speak louder than words.

Origin

This statement is a very old proverb and is found in many languages and in various forms. It was first recorded in English in this exact way In 1736, in a piece of writing with the title Melancholy State of Province the following is found:

Actions speak louder than Words, and are more to be regarded.

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Thank you for your research. It is stated that the statement was first recorded in English in 1736. Regarding the origins of the statement, do you know what document it was recorded in? Many thanks for any feedback

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We’ve added the document name where it was first recorded in origin section.
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