"We know what a person thinks,
not when he tells us what he thinks,
but by his actions."
by:
Isaac Bashevis Singer
(1904-1991) Polish-born Jewish author, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1978
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 -- jim k, austin      
Some one else has said "As a person speaks so goes his mind". Speech is a form of action is it not, however, Singer is probably on to something and that is speech can also be filled with lies.
 -- Waffler, Smith, Arkansas     
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    In context, yep.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Yes, actions speak louder than words.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Love it! Though sometimes it is words that can galvanize a nation
     -- RBESRQ     
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    yes a brilliant quote and actions speak louder than words
     -- Alangate, The Wirral England     
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    Words: "I'm with the government and I'm here to help."
     -- Ken, Allyn, WA     
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    Its a "Better Than Thou" way of saying actions speak louder than words.
     -- L Coyle, Dallas Tx     
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    A tree is known by the fruit it bears. Good fruit never comes from a corrupt tree. 
     -- Ronw13, OR     
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    I understand the parable, but could never wrap my head around a 'corrupt tree.'  Does the tree have a free will?  How is the tree corrupted?  ;-)
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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