Scouts-L Mail Archive for June of 1999: Non-Scouting quote
Mark W Arend
Fri, 18 Jun 1999 22:21:49 -0500
Thanks to all for their replies. What follows are all that I received.
And the Emerson was just what I was thinking of.
Paul Perkinz was the first. Where do you want your free Council strip
What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
my copy of the Oxford dictionary of phrase, saying and quotation,
impression 1998, has "Actions speak louder than words" listed at a
proverb, without further explanation.
I've loaned out my book so I can't be sure. I think it was either Crazy
Horse or Sitting Bull. I think it was Sitting Bull in response to
by the Lakota Chiefs and Army over the actions of Crazy Horse. Try the
Crazy Horse and Custer. It may just be a similar statrement that sticks
"hey brother christian with your high and mighty errand,
your actions speak so loud I can't hear a word you're saying
hey sister bleeding heart with all of your compassion,
your labors soothe the hurt but can't assuage temptation"
it is from the song 'I Want To Conquer The World' from the album 'All
by the punk rock group 'Bad Religion'
>"Do not say things. What you are stands over the while and thunders so
>that I cannot hear what you say to the contrary." Ralph W. Emerson,
Who you are speaks so loudly I can't hear what you are saying.
"Things said for conversation are chalk eggs. Don't say things. What you
arestands over you the while, and thunders so that I cannot hear what you
sayto the contrary."Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82), U.S. essayist, poet,
philosopher. Letters andSocial Aims, "Social Aims" (1876).
Character is always remembering that, no matter who you are or what you
doing, there is a kid trying to be just like you, and that your actions
so loud they can not hear what you are saying!!!
Mark W. Arend
Scoutmaster, Troop 736
Beaver Dam, Wisc.