قَالَ مَالِكٌ وَبَلَغَنِي أَنَّ الْقَاسِمَ بْنَ مُحَمَّدٍ كَانَ يَقُولُ أَدْرَكْتُ النَّاسَ وَمَا يَعْجَبُونَ بِالْقَوْلِ ‏.‏ قَالَ مَالِكٌ يُرِيدُ بِذَلِكَ الْعَمَلَ إِنَّمَا يُنْظَرُ إِلَى عَمَلِهِ وَلاَ يُنْظَرُ إِلَى قَوْلِهِ ‏.‏

Malik said, "I heard that al-Qasim ibn Muhammad used to say, 'Ihave seen the people, (i.e. the companions), and they were notimpressed by speech.' " Malik said, "He meant that only action anddeeds would be looked at, not words." Translation Not Available

Book reference: Muwatta Imam Malik Book 56 Hadith 1838
Web reference: Muwatta Imam Malik Book 56 Hadith 25