he who gives fair words feeds you with an empty spoon

he who gives fair words feeds you with an empty spoon

proverb Positive or hopeful talk is not necessarily sincere or indicative of what will actually happen in the future. A: "Ugh, Tim swore he'd be here at 8 to help me pack." B: "Well, he who gives fair words feeds you with an empty spoon, you know." The senator has been constantly talking about how the economy won't be affected by everything that's going on in the world, but he who gives fair words feeds you with an empty spoon.
See also: empty, fair, feed, give, he, spoon, who, word
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