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I Believe Actions Speak Louder Than Words

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    It's very easy to lie,

    but it's almost impossible to hide that look in your eyes.
    Kano413 Kano413 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 31

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    Actions that speak louder

    than words: punching someone, hugs, sign language, sex, flipping someone off, kissing. When done, there is more depth to them than in any sentence that can be said. Actions can show who we are; words just cover us up.
    JohnBobMac JohnBobMac 16-17, T 2 Responses Aug 13

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    YellowBrightLight YellowBrightLight 18-21 2 Responses Jun 29

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    I've been married 9 years,

    together 12. I was raised that a marriage is forever, but I now feel that there is nothing left to do but walk away. After forgiving sooooo much, I feel like an idiot that I didn't see him for who he is sooner. If your words are saying one thing, but your actions tell me...
    downbutnotdefeated downbutnotdefeated 31-35, F 15 Responses Jun 26

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    What makes you wanna block people?

    You shouldn't judge a entire profile based on 1 experience.
    YellowBrightLight YellowBrightLight 18-21 14 Responses Aug 13

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    I question myself of

    why I use EP. To get my emotions out? To help other people? To just get the words out of my head that I have to say? I guess all three of those things are correct. I've been hurting today. Emotionally. You see, I have a really close friend and I care so much for her. She's my...
    SpecialKind SpecialKind 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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    I really want to say this to my dad,

    but he'll probably scold me. Everytime he does something like get us a take-out meal or simply go grocery shopping he's ask me "do you see how much i love you?" and points to the things he bought. He thinks he can buy love. Other than actually spending money he keeps ranting on...
    nadinmagdy2000 nadinmagdy2000 13-15, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Our actions tell people much more about

    ourselves than what we say. We love to talk, and appear to be sincere. But it is our actions that really speak volumes. My favorite saying of all time is " If I love you I need not speak of my love you will know without any words". SOmeone once said " I left footprints in his...
    wingeyes wingeyes 31-35, F 8 Responses May 10

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    Someone's behavior just pissed me the hell

    off I had it I don't think a human communication is ever based on yelling and waving hands in ppl face That's just a warning sign that u r not welcome in this persons company And I had to walk away Cross over and be the better person It's a shame if ppl don't like someone for...
    hunlove hunlove 31-35, F 3 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    Absolutely. Behaviors are the external signs

    that lets you know what's going on inside of a person. I've always said people are good study materials. You teach people about yourself whether or not you realize that or not. I have the propensity to study people often- I'm an observer.
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 29

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    Pay Attention To The Behavior...

    I have been meaning to write this post for some time, but have been procrastinating... Some simple advice for both young and old...and a reminder for myself:  Don't be so quick to believe what people say.  Instead, observe their behavior - that is more of a measure of...
    Vignette Vignette 51-55, F 24 Responses Dec 9, 2010

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    It’s easy for a guy to say he loves you,

    but DEMONSTRATING that love is what really matters. Guys tell girls they love them and promise 'happily ever after' all the time! They say this to keep you on the shelf. Their little shelf of ‘toys,’ so they can pull you down and play with you when they are bored with their...
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F 14 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    A thousand words are meaningless without the

    appropriate actions to go with it. I would rather see that something is done than so many spoken words without moving an inch. Can be so frustrating!
    ladybug1234 ladybug1234 46-50, F 9 Responses Aug 25

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    There is nothing wrong with self-respect,

    having morals or not doing what society pushes everyone to do. Being socially awkward sometimes and/or shy; does not mean it changes the way people see life, their way of thinking or their believe in love & inner beauty. Life is more than just sex, just a kiss, just someone...
    Katie419 Katie419 22-25, F 7 Responses Jun 10

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    People on EP are so sensative over the littlest

    things, wish some people wouldn't overeact so much and make fuss over little things :/.
    YellowBrightLight YellowBrightLight 18-21 5 Responses Aug 12

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    Shhhhh, Show Me, Don'T Tell Me

    Let me tell you just a little about me, if I love, I love with all of me, if I tell you I love you, you probably already knew it based on how I treat you. Now don't get me wrong, I am a nice guy and all, but I wear my emotions on my sleeve, and if your in....well you know it. My...
    Raez69 Raez69 41-45, M 4 Responses Jun 9, 2013

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    Yes! Especially with men.

    Men will tell me all kinds of things. But how often do their actions back up their words? I can count the times on the fingers of one hand. Stop talking and DO something!
    TheTruthIfItKillsMe TheTruthIfItKillsMe 46-50, F 9 Responses Jun 15

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    SHOW & (don't) TELL People may doubt what you

    say, but they will always believe what you do.
    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F 6 Responses Aug 11

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    It seems my friends are all talk about being

    there for me, an entire month and not one of them has bothered with me, unless they need something of course, really can't stand being used for Cigarettes and weed, I may not be perfect, but I don't stab people in the back or abandon them, I need too associate my self with more...
    BoredintheUK96 BoredintheUK96 16-17, M 8 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    Often we hide behind words.

    .. And your deeper instinct will feel and sense the truth. For it isn't what is said, it is all the little colors and nuances shimmering behind those words.
    Mirages Mirages 41-45, F 7 Responses Apr 17

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    This Is Sooo True!

    Whether it's in real time or online what a person "does" over time... is the  TOTAL "Tell-All" in who they really are!  Any one can run around thumping their chest and making huge proclamations about how wonderful, honest, caring or sane and stable they are but time in the...
    sierra33 sierra33 31-35, F 20 Responses Jun 11, 2012

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    Condescending words, remarks

    and out of nowhere comments. Every one of them are about yourself yet you say they are about me. It makes no sense to me. Just today you asked me "what are you on?" Yet I'm not the one high, I am completely sober from drugs and alcohol just as any normal day. As you say that out...
    soldierofshadows soldierofshadows 18-21, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    You tell me that I am more

    than a sex object to you but yet you cant wait for my kidney infection to go away to have sex? You honestly have to ask me every couple days how many days left....
    Gonzales96 Gonzales96 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    I do believe that actions speak louder

    than words.. Anyone can say they care or love you or that you mean something to them and are there friends. But if they do not show these things they have said it does not mean a things to me. When I say something I mean it and also show it would like that in return from others...
    Krimsonraine Krimsonraine 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 17

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    A while ago I met a guy here on EP.

    We spoke a lot online, even through Skype. I thought he was genuine, real and I felt a connection somehow... We live rather close to each other, so we were talking about meeting up in "real" life. He was eager, or so it seemed, but always found excuses. He was busy etc. But when...
    Float77 Float77 36-40, F 35 Responses May 10

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    I do believe in this saying: "what goes around

    comes around". So I just do my best to be a nice person.
    Monroe32 Monroe32 26-30, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    "The world is changed by your example,

    not by your opinion." One can only say so much, but without action, it's but a smoke.
    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F 3 Responses Aug 14

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    At times it does... Like

    if someone hit me to the point of making me bleed....everyone will notice, it will be obvious... If someone makes my heart bleed with their words...it hurts so much, but no one will see it...
    Eloisiane Eloisiane 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    You Better Believe It!

    **In recent days I have been tested in my faith on so many levels including my faith in self and love. The thoughts you are about to read come from much self evaluation and inner searching on my part. I am not preaching to anyone in this post, as much as I wanted my thoughts on...
    snowbunny1002 snowbunny1002 46-50, F 29 Responses Jul 7, 2010

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    penayolisma penayolisma 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 24

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    A true gentleman doesn’t backtrack on his

    words, but walks the talk. You rest assured that he only makes commitments that he intends to keep. It can be extremely annoying when a guy insists that he will do something, but never gets around to do it. A real gentleman keeps his promises...👍
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F 7 Responses Jul 8

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    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F 4 Responses May 28

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    Actions. They speak way louder

    than words. You can tell someone that you love them until you`re blue in the face but if you don`t prove it to them then it doesn`t mean anything.. My mother said she loved me everyday, but if she really meant what she says then she wouldn`t have left me and my brothers and...
    MeraStanley74 MeraStanley74 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 17

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    Do it! Don't just say it,

    prove it! Do it! Take the bull by the horns! Do it!
    DearbhalC95 DearbhalC95 18-21, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I was in a relationship

    where my ex would say I was her prince and that she loved me very much. I thought love was enough... When rejection is the only action you get from a loved one, you start to realize that actions speak louder than words. I also think this applies to anything; people say they are...
    GentlemanMind GentlemanMind 22-25, M 3 Responses Jun 9

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    catty2169 catty2169 41-45, F 5 Responses Jun 7

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    He Does Only What He Desires:"Walk faster!

    " My father took me by the hand and walked swiftly out of the school yard. He is very tall and forgets I am a small child. "Walk faster!" He spoke again. In childhood I lived with my grandmother and my father visited on rare intervals. With my grandmother I lived in Kostanay...
    boredomizahandicap boredomizahandicap 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Melonfriends Melonfriends 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    rockykitty rockykitty 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 13

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    He said but I love you.

    .. Show me you love me... -_-
    friendjazzy friendjazzy 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Hold-on here! I stand corrected!

    I am living and learning that this quote, these words are not always true!!!! I have met many souls that "act" and if this or that is true. The icing on the cake is when their words say the same. Ever hear of Cons!?... Not just in a scam of wealth or business, but also...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 1 hr ago

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    Don't just tell me you love me show me!

    Actions speak loudest! Words can seem cheap if often repeated, or if honey are used at the wrong time or in reaction to something else. Sincerity needs be demonstrated!
    Lecuyer90 Lecuyer90 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 6

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    I find it quite amusing seeing people

    who only know how to talk their way out of situations. To the point where you can see past their lies, and can see from their body language that they mean much more than what they tell you.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 24

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    The person who says something is impossible

    should not interrupt the person who is doing it.
    YellowBrightLight YellowBrightLight 18-21 Jun 29

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    I am Muslim and was raised to judge people with

    their intention and actions. I do not count actions of Passion.
    PathologicalLair PathologicalLair 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 13

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    I have a flaky connection right now,

    so sorry if this gets posted twice 'cos I'm having to rewrite it now... People say a lot of things all the time, some of which they don't mean, or don't mean to act on perhaps. Sometimes the lack of action might not be intentional, for example procrastination is something that...
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 17

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    Words Are Cheap Without Action!!

    Words are cheap as chips unless they are weighted with the actions to follow them up and follow through..i'm a firm believer in that if someone tells me they are going to do something, i don't get exicited about it until they actually do it!...my words are always backed up with...
    Kittygalore23 Kittygalore23 26-30, F 19 Responses Jul 9, 2012

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    ANYONE CAN TALK! Anyone can be nice

    but not all can be mean… Anyone can say sorry but not all can forgive… Anyone can talk about other people behind their backs but not all can say it to your face! Anyone can say what he or she can do but not all admit what they can't do… Anyone can say something they're not...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 7 Responses Apr 9

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    "If your actions do not prove the truth of your

    words, then your words are nothing more than lies"
    margai margai 41-45, F 5 Responses Aug 18

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    Love is not an instant feeling.

    It needs time. Guy who says " I love you" right away is not sincere in his words. You cannot believe him just because he SAYS something. Make him SHOW you. You have to FEEL the love, not just hear the words. Demonstrating that LOVE is what really matters. 👍
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F 11 Responses Jun 14

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    Yes I do. A person should be measured by their

    actions. Words are easily passed and easily broken
    Bound34 Bound34 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 11

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    You keep telling me you love me,

    but nothing in your actions agrees.
    muliercula muliercula 31-35, F Aug 17

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    Their actions tell u,

    u won't understand them by words.
    LRxIce LRxIce 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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