a man of words and not of deeds is like a garden full of weeds
/ɐ mˈæn ʌv wˈɜːdz ænd nˌɑːt ʌv dˈiːdz ɪz lˈaɪk ɐ ɡˈɑːɹdən fˈʊl ʌv wˈiːdz/
used for saying that if a person continuously engages in empty talk without taking productive action, they will not accomplish anything meaningful or valuable
few words, (and) many deeds
/fjˈuː wˈɜːdz ænd mˈɛni dˈiːdz/
used to emphasize the importance of being efficient, effective, and productive, rather than being overly talkative or boastful
God helps those who help themselves
/ɡˈɑːd hˈɛlps ðoʊz hˌuː hˈɛlp ðɛmsˈɛlvz/
used to say that individuals who take action and put in effort to achieve their goals and solve their problems are more likely to receive divine assistance or blessings
God never sends mouths but He sends meat
/ɡˈɑːd nˈɛvɚ sˈɛndz mˈaʊðz bˌʌt hiː sˈɛndz mˈiːt/
used to imply that people should have faith and trust in God's ability to provide for their needs and to solve their problems
great talkers are little doers
/ɡɹˈeɪt tˈɔːkɚz ɑːɹ lˈɪɾəl dˈuːɚz/
used to imply that people who talk a lot about their plans or achievements may not be as capable as they appear, and that it is important to look at what people do rather than simply what they say
he who is absent, is always in the wrong
/hiː hˌuː ɪz ˈæbsənt ɪz ˈɔːlweɪz ɪnðə ɹˈɔŋ/
used to highlight how people tend to assume guilt or fault when someone is not present to provide their perspective or defend themselves
saying and doing are two things
/sˈeɪɪŋ ænd dˌuːɪŋ ɑːɹ tˈuː θˈɪŋz/
used to suggest that what people say or promise is not always what they actually do or follow through with
tomorrow never comes
/təmˈɔːɹoʊ nˈɛvɚ kˈʌmz/
used to emphasize the importance of taking action in the present and avoiding procrastination, as tomorrow is always in the future and becomes today when it arrives
you snooze, you lose
/juː snˈuːz juː lˈuːz/
used to emphasize the importance of staying cautious and alert, so as not to miss any opportunities
when in doubt, do nowt
/wˌɛn ɪn dˈaʊt dˈuː nˈaʊt/
used to advise that when one is uncertain about what to do, it may be better to refrain from taking any action at all
many words will not fill a bushel
/mˈɛni wˈɜːdz wɪl nˌɑːt fˈɪl ɐ bˈʊʃəl/
used to emphasize the need for action rather than mere talk or empty promises, as using many words does not necessarily lead to to achieving one's goals or solving a problem
good words without deeds are nothing but / meer rushes and reeds
/ɡˈʊd wˈɜːdz wɪðˌaʊt dˈiːdz ɑːɹ nˈʌθɪŋ bˌʌt mˈɪɹ ɹˈʌʃᵻz ænd ɹˈiːdz/
used to imply that words or promises are meaningless without actions to back them up
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