a man is judged by his deeds, not by his words

a man is judged by his deeds, not by his words

proverb Actions are more revealing of one's true character since it is easy to say things or make promises, but it takes effort to do things and follow through. He swept into office on the back of all the promises he made on the campaign trail, but a man is judged by his deeds, not by his words. You better start following through on your promises to donate to the school. After all, a man is judged by his deeds, not by his words.
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