"We know what a person thinks,
not when he tells us what he thinks,
but by his actions."
Isaac Bashevis Singer
(1904-1991) Polish-born Jewish author, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1978
Bookmark and Share  
Reader comments about this quote:
 -- 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     
    In context, yep.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Yes, actions speak louder than words.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
  • 1
    Love it! Though sometimes it is words that can galvanize a nation
     -- RBESRQ     
  • 1
    yes a brilliant quote and actions speak louder than words
     -- Alangate, The Wirral England     
  • 1
    Words: "I'm with the government and I'm here to help."
     -- Ken, Allyn, WA     
  • 1
    Its a "Better Than Thou" way of saying actions speak louder than words.
     -- L Coyle, Dallas Tx     
  • 1
    A tree is known by the fruit it bears. Good fruit never comes from a corrupt tree. 
     -- Ronw13, OR     
  • 1
    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     
    Rate this quote!
    How many stars?

    What do YOU think?
    Your name:
    Your town:

    More Quotations
    Get a Quote-A-Day! Free!
    Liberty Quotes sent to your mail box.
    RSS Subscribe
    Quotes & Quotations - Send This Quote to a Friend

    © 1998-2022 Liberty-Tree.ca