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All that glitters is not gold

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All that glitters is not gold

  1. 1. Meaning: A person may be good looking having an attrective character .But he may not possess any real ability or talent.He can even turn out to be unscurpulous too.
  2. 2. Origin-: The original form of this phrase was 'all that glitters is not gold'. The 'glitters' version long ago superseded the original and is now almost universally used.
  3. 3. Shakespeare is the best-known writer to have expressed the idea that shiny things aren't necessarily precious things. The original editions of The Merchant of Venice, 1596, have the line as 'all that glisters is not gold'. 'Glister' is usually replaced by 'glitter' in modern renditions of the play:
  4. 4. Quote by Shakespeare O hell! what have we here? A carrion Death, within whose empty eye There is a written scroll! I'll read the writing. All that glitters is not gold; Often have you heard that told: Many a man his life hath sold But my outside to behold: Gilded tombs do worms enfold. Had you been as wise as bold, Young in limbs, in judgment old, Your answer had not been inscroll'd: Fare you well; your suit is cold.

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