English Proverbs- ALL THAT GLITTER IS NOT GOLD

English_Master March 15, 2016 No Comments

Proverb Expansion

ALL THAT GLITTER IS NOT GOLD

Being guided by the appearance can be disastrous. In this world of deception and deceit, what is seen outwardly, is not the reality. Often the glittering appearance hides the foulness of wickedness. When advertisements are shown, they distort the things and the judgment of reality becomes very difficult. The good looking innocent type people are the perfect cheats of the day. The only way to save ourselves from such hypocrites is to be very /attentive and careful in life.

What is exhibited and displayed outwardly should not be taken, as creditworthy. Visual appearances are commonly deceptive. The quality of a thing can only be judged by its use. In many cases, a thing appears to be very durable and cheap but it may turn out to be a duplicate. Duplicates or imitations commonly have more shine or glitter than the original one.

A person can be judged by his deeds, attitude and tendency towards showing off to others. A rude man may be more helpful and co-operative than a person of pleasant countenance. A well dressed, gentlemanly looking person is apt to deceive you by his outwards looks. What he intend to show, may not be his actual intentions. Appearance may be delusory and misleading. In the present world of advertisements and propaganda whatever is reported through advertisements generally turns out-to be a farce. Every beauty cream available in the market claims to beautify, the body, claims to convert a black skin into fair coloured skin within two to three months. Is it possible? One should be aware of such misleading advertisements.

Mr. Natwar Lai, a notorious cheat, became successful only because people had believed his outward appearance. We hear several cases in which the coins of brass are sold claiming them as of gold and people are cheated by the innocent look of the seller. In the present materialistic world, most of the actions of people are self-centered, for the utter benefit of self, with total disregard to the losses or benefits of others. Persons projecting themselves as your well wishers, your friends must be judged very carefully.

Don’t trust just the words or looks or appearances of anybody. It may be a cruel cheat, a tricky fellow, a Charles Sobhraj, a Natwar Lai.

Try to ascertain his motives, and analyze his actions. Keep a close watch. What appears to be gold may turn out a yellow metal, a polish of Gold on iron, a fake colour of gold on brass. So, beware of the appearance, judge the things from its original contents, “All that glitters is not gold”.