"An example is better than precept". It's very true.How true this is?
I think this is the truth. People advise but when they are asked to follow what they advised they succumb. It enlightens us for a few days but then we forget it.
Consider a drunkard asking a person not to drink and telling him about the disadvantages of the same. Do you think that person ever will think of leaving it? I don't think so rather he will one day ask that person only why don't he leave it.
Whereas when an honest person says honesty is the best policy we get convinced by thinking that this person had been honest throughout his life and that's the reason he is successful. Similarly, when a kind-hearted person asks someone to help the needy we get convinced by him because he is already doing it with the people.
Therefore its easy to convince people through our actions rather than our speeches. That's why its said action speaks louder.