Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Posted on December 15, 2007 by Hye

Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.
Mark Twain

In most cases, actions indeed speak louder than words but not most of the time, as Mark Twain said in his quote above. There are still instances when we need words. An action alone is not enough. Actions and words blend in together.

But what if it is only pure words... no action?

Let's admit, we've been hearing this idiom for the rest of our lives. In schools, we often hear "Action speaks louder than words". In our homes, we hear it from our family, as well as from our friends.

Anyway, what does the idiom "Actions speak louder than words" exactly mean?

Let's have this definition from

Actions speak louder than words means what you do is more important than what you say.

Agree? Or do you have another definition for the said phrase?

We may admit it or not, there are times in our lives that we don't keep what we say. Some are small things, while most are big things. As an example, you often say to someone "I love you", but you don't show her how much you do. Or you often say "I missed you" but you don't even bother to call and say "Hello".

In this world, words alone is not enough. If you really mean what you said, show it. But remember that life is not also only about actions. You also need some words. They blend in together. Without the other, the other is not complete. Agree?