Tim Allen Says He Needs to ‘Remind Himself’ That ‘Talking Is Not Doing’ in New Post

by Suzanne Halliburton

Tim Allen, who stars in Last Man Standing, shared some wisdom Friday via social media.

Allen posted: “I need to often remind myself talking is not doing. ‘Do more than belong: participate; do more than care: help. (And) do more than believe: practice. (Plus) do more than be fair: be kind; do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work.’ – William Arthur Ward.”

Who Is the Man Tim Allen Quoted?

Ward, the man Tim Allen quoted, was a motivational speaker. He died in 1994, but his quotes live on. He also said:

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”

And, in case Tim Allen needs another saying, this one is pertinent. Ward said:

“Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you.”

Allen Uses Twitter To Promo His Projects

Tim Allen likes to use his Twitter feed to promote his work. Last Man Standing is hitting its last few episodes before the series has its finale in May.

Meanwhile, Allen also is hyping his new building reality show, Assembly Required. The show reunites Allen with Richard Karn, who was in Allen’s first hit show, Home Improvement. The show is a competition series on the History channel. It shows off some of the best builders in the country on their home turf. This past week, the contestants built dog houses.

Similar to what he posted Friday, Tim Allen does like to drop an occasional quote or verse on his Twitter feed. Earlier this week, he posted “Been questioning life’s up and down moments since I was a kid. This showed up today. There are no coincidences. ‘In the day of prosperity be joyful, and in the day of adversity consider: God has made the one as well as the other’ -Ecclesiastes 7:14.”

Allen’s followers appreciate the pearls of wisdoms. Friday’s quote drew these responses:

“That’s the hard work ethic you learned from MI … I feel the same way about actions vs words,” one user wrote.

“Free speech is 100% dependent on knowing the difference between speech and action,” another commented.