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Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Actions Speak Louder Than Words


Actions speak louder than words is an English proverb that means the things that are done are more important than the things that are said. Here is a dialogue to demonstrate the use of the English idiom actions speak louder than words:

Luigi: I love you, Dora. You are my sun, my moon and my sky. I would do anything for you.
Dora: If that’s true, Luigi, move out of your Mother’s house and marry me. Actions speak louder than words.

In the dialogue above, Dora is not happy with
nice words - she wants to see her Luigi take action and marry her. Poor Luigi!
Look at the following quotes and proverbs that have the same meaning as
actions speak louder than words:

Well done is better than well said.
- Benjamin Franklin
Never mistake motion for action.
- Ernest Hemingway
A promise is a cloud; fulfillment is rain.
- Arabian proverb
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
- Andrew Carnegie
Talk doesn’t cook rice.
- Chinese proverb

Which quote do like best? Do you know any other similar quotes?

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