Do you agree or disagree with the following statement?
Actions speak louder than words
Use specific reasons and examples to support your response.
The fact that we easily make promises but later break those promises has become so common. Therefore it is said that “Actions speak louder than words”. I quite agree with this statement.
Firstly it is obvious that without taking actions, words, however promising they are, mean nothing. Boys can go everywhere telling stories about their braveness but no one can check who are telling the truth. Only when dangerous things happen then we can realize the real brave boy through his actions. And only his actions can help save the situation, not other boys’ stories.
Secondly, just by words, we can draw up wonderful plans, but these very plans will lead us to nothing if we don’t have necessary actions. In my country it is said that if you want to go a thousand miles you have to take the first steps. There can be no doubt that just actions can turn our plan into real things, not words.
To sum up, words are just words, so if any one are telling you so many fantastic things, do not believe him so easily. You need proof from his actions.
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