What you do has a stronger impact on people that what you say.
Oftentimes, please will say one thing and do another; the phrase actions speak louder that words means that people are more likely to believe what you do rather than what you say, there is a difference between the two.
It is much easier to lie with your words than with your actions because what you more strongly correlates with what you want and what you believe. You can say anything without believing strongly in it.
Parents must remember that they should lead by example. Children are more prone to feel allowed to do what the parent does, even if the parent tells them not to do it.
This proverb is more than several hundred years old. Some of the expressions of it are found in the Bible including this verse in the book of John, which stresses that saying you love someone is not the same as doing things for them.
“My little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth. -John 3:18-
Saying is one thing and doing is another.
A word spoken in a season is like an Apple of Gold set in pictures of Silver, actions are more precious than words.
In this modern day, this phrase is used to get people’s actions to line up with their words.
For example consider this dialogue between a father and his child,
Child: Dad, I promise I’ll be on time for dinner, and I’ll do my homework as soon as I get it.
Father: Well, that sounds great, but actions speak louder than words. I’ll believe it when I see it.
It is also a common piece of warning in modern relationships when someone’s partner constantly says that he loves her but doesn’t back it up with his actions. The recipient of these words is often warned to pay attention to find the truth of how he or she feel.
I was in a relationship where my partner would say he loved me, but when we had a dinner date he wouldn’t show up. Or he would say I’ll fix your sink for you, but wouldn’t do it. We need to be careful that we see what people do, instead of believing their word, watch people’s actions rather than believing their words. Actions tell you a lot more than words.
The proverb actions speak louder than words reminds us that what we do has more significance than what we say.