Actions speak louder than words

Meaning: What you do is more important that what you say. Your actions (what you do) communicate more clearly than your words (what you say). It is as if they were louder than words. “Actions speak louder than words” means that if you want people to believe your words, you should “speak” with your actions. Example: “Don’t tell me how to do this; show me!

Quotes and sayings related to actions speak louder than words:

  • Well done is better than well said.  ~Benjamin Franklin
  • Between saying and doing many a pair of shoes is worn out.  ~Italian Proverb
  • Trust only movement.  Life happens at the level of events, not of words.  Trust movement.  ~Alfred Adler
  • Never mistake motion for action.  ~Ernest Hemingway
  • Action is eloquence.  ~William Shakespeare
  • There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today.  ~Mignon McLaughlin
  • Be content to act, and leave the talking to others.  ~Baltasar Gracian
  • All know the way; few actually walk it.  ~Bodhidharma
  • The first step binds one to the second.  ~French Proverb
  • If your work speaks for itself, don’t interrupt.  ~Henry J. Kaiser
  • He liked to go from A to B without inventing letters between.  ~John McPhee
  • We are all inclined to judge ourselves by our ideals; others, by their acts.  ~Harold Nicolson
  • Action will remove the doubts that theory cannot solve.  ~Tehyi Hsieh
  • People may doubt what you say, but they will believe what you do.  ~Lewis Cass

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