Definition of actions speak louder than words in English:

actions speak louder than words

phrase

proverb
  • What someone actually does means more than what they say they will do.

    • ‘What I've always told my kids, and Allison can confirm this, is actions speak louder than words.’
    • ‘But actions speak louder than words, and that's why I'm offering Evening Press readers a chance to turn their lives around in a different way.’
    • ‘Ministers talk the language of empowerment, devolution, collaboration, and support, but their actions speak louder than words.’
    • ‘Well, actions speak louder than words and our sources says she's offered a lot less.’
    • ‘This is a man for whom actions speak louder than words - over the past few years he has been stepping out in style, dancing around the world in the name of peace.’
    • ‘The oft-heard attempt at reassuring a doubting public may indeed have some substance, but actions speak louder than words.’
    • ‘Much as actions speak louder than words, thinking about something is better than not being empathetic enough to think at all.’
    • ‘But for a public that expects clean air, clean water, and a healthy future for its children, the administration's actions speak louder than words.’
    • ‘No one would argue with the case for better, higher quality designs for our city, but actions speak louder than words.’
    • ‘But in every case actions speak louder than words and the law must be applied to the facts.’
    • ‘Her choice was predictable and did not need further elaboration - actions speak louder than words.’
    • ‘At this summit, I've seen a lot of people come with reactions but not actions - and actions speak louder than words.’
    • ‘Michael… says a lot of things, but personally, I find actions speak louder than words.’
    • ‘But actions speak louder than words and previous competitiveness white papers have yielded few tangible results.’
    • ‘People who subscribe to this tradition treat everyone with the same dignity, and they also understand that actions speak louder than words.’
    • ‘I've said before that actions speak louder than words and I'm prepared for people to come back next year and ask me exactly what the department has achieved.’
    • ‘They say it is a family game but actions speak louder than words - it is about how much money they (the FA) can bring in.’
    • ‘He said: ‘They are not making an explicit ethical statement, but actions speak louder than words.’’
    • ‘They deny it, but actions speak louder than words.’
    • ‘I still maintain the view that actions speak louder than words so we'll wait and see how it pans out.’