All That Glitters Is Not Gold.
All That Glitters Is Not Gold. :
Outward appearance can be greatly misleading. Gold is a very valuable metal.
It has an attractive glittering appearance too. But it does not mean that everything which glitters like gold should be precious.
There are utterly valueless things that look like gold and taking them on their face value is unwise.
On the contrary, some of the dull looking things possess immense value. Their appearance is in no way proportionate to the great value they have. This is true of human beings also.
A person may be good looking having an attractive character. But he may not possess any real ability or talent. He can even turn out to be unscrupulous too.
A man must be judged on the basis of his abilities and not on his external appearance. Many of the truly good and great men are humble.
Goodness and perfection do not go with gaudiness.
Like shining glass pieces which dazzle and glitter like diamonds the appearance of men can be greatly misleading.
Therefore estimation and analysis of people on the basis of mere appearance is an unwise approach.