You are in the right place to discover all the things you have to know about the basic proverb “Tout ce qui brille n’est pas or”.
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It literally means:
This proverb comes from the 17th century and is a translation from the latin → “non omne quod nitet aurum est“.
It means we should not judge only by appearances, because something can be very shiny without being a precious metal and vice versa. So basically, it means we should be cautious with first impressions.
This proverb is very similar to the English one: “All that glitters is not gold“.
The next time you see someone having a strong judgement only from his/her first impression, you can use “Tout ce qui brille n’est pas or” as a reminder that appearances can be misleading and shouldn’t be trusted.
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