Respond to Quote 3rd Draft
English 10 Response to Quote 3nd Draft
Actions speak to everyone, while thoughts can speak only to the few who choose to listen. Politicians always make verbal promises, but few can keep them. Words can be used to murky meanings, while actions usually clarify. In this global word, we speak thousands of languages. In addition, very few have a college education (thoughtful few). Actions, however, speak to everyone, no matter their education or language.
Political candidates frequently make promises. However, they are not always able to keep those promises. They also use big words which can be interpreted in many ways. Their position is not always clear on an issue. Educated analyzers are needed to figure out the meaning from a speech. However, when they make actions, such as vote for a bill in Congress, their intentions come crystal clear. Words don’t actually do anything. The hard part is action.
Revolutions throughout history show people change can happen. Wealthy, educated men sitting around talking about change, does not actually change anything. However, the actions of a people, which can clearly be interpreted, can change the world. Words can only help. Seeing the chop, chop of a guillotine during the French Revolution, the peasants were thrown into a revolutionary fever. They when out and brought change to the whole monarchy system, which is now 300 plus years later in ruin. Words are spoken in different languages around the world. Actions, however, speak in one. In addition a college degree is often required to find out what people are saying, let alone what they mean. Anyone, at any ability, can deduce the meaning of actions. Words confuse, while actions clarify. Words can be translated into a different language, but lose some of their meaning. Actions, however, do not. They retain their full power anywhere.
Words themselves have no power; they need action. While reading Shakespeare, at least for me, it is very hard to understand. We even have Shakespearene scholors who all they do is read those plays. Most people, I believe, can not figure out what the words mean. However, when you see them performed, with action added, whole scenes become clearer. I have experienced this many times, and I think others have too. You need the actions to complete the meaning.
?longer? This is why I believe that “Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.” ?add?