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all that glistens is not gold

Things that have an outward appeal are often not as beautiful or valuable as they seem. I don't know if that necklace from the flea market will have the resale value you're anticipating. All that glistens is not gold, you know. A: "I want to grow up to be a movie star, then I won't have a care in the world!" B: "Just remember that all that glistens is not gold. The pressures of fame can be difficult."
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all that glitters is not gold

Things that have an outward appeal are often not as beautiful or valuable as they seem. I don't know if that necklace from the flea market will have the resale value you're anticipating. All that glitters is not gold, you know. A: "I want to grow up to be a movie star, then I won't have a care in the world!" B: "Just remember that all that glitters is not gold. The pressures of fame can be difficult."
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glisten with (something)

To shimmer or twinkle with something. Katie's engagement ring looked especially stunning as it glistened with sunlight. Stop teasing her! Can't you see that her eyes are glistening with tears?
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All that glitters is not gold,

 and All that glistens is not gold.
Prov. Just because something looks attractive does not mean it is genuine or valuable. (Often said as a warning.) Hollywood may look like an exciting place to live, but I don't think you should move there. All that glitters is not gold. I know Susie is popular and pretty, but don't befooled by that. All that glitters is not gold.
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glisten with something

to sparkle or shimmer with something. The trees glistened with a thin coating of ice from the freezing rain. Fran's eyes glistened with a few tears.
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all that glitters is not gold

Something attractive is not always what it seems, as in This house is really beautiful, but a close look will show dry rot near the foundation-all that glitters is not gold . Aesop stated the same idea in two of his fables (c. 600 b.c.), and a version close to the current wording appeared in 1175.
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all that glitters is not gold

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all that glistens is not gold

If you say all that glitters is not gold or all that glistens is not gold you mean that something or someone may not be as good or as valuable as they first appear. If these offers seem too good to be true, just remember that all that glitters is not gold and you would be well-advised to read the small print. Yes, he's good-looking and he has a nice lifestyle, but all that glistens is not gold.
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all that glitters is not gold

the attractive external appearance of something is not a reliable indication of its true nature. proverb
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ˌall that ˌglitters/ˌglistens/ˌglisters is not ˈgold

(saying) not everything that seems good, attractive, etc. is actually good, etc: Don’t imagine that because they are rich, they are happy. All that glitters is not gold.
The verbs in this idiom all mean ‘shine brightly’.
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all that glitters is not gold

Appearances can be deceiving. A proverbial saying since the late Middle Ages, it appears in numerous languages to this day. O. Henry wrote a story entitled “The Gold That Glittered,” and two other writers observed in addition that “all isn’t garbage that smells.”
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The green turf glistens under the floodlights at Happy Valley, setting Michael Wilson's pulse racing
All that glistens meets native glory in a special showcase at a Teesside tourist attraction.
..my love she wasn't to be a starry sky glistens over a lake.
They lean against the wall during a break; outside the window snow glistens on the high peaks.
Pictures, clockwise from main: a shy roe deer peeps out from behind a tree; a blue tit flies off from its nest; a carpet of bluebells in the shade of the woodland; reedmace glistens in the morning dew; a fly comes to rest on a primrose
"The building just glistens as you look down Park Avenue today."
This three-dimensional grid is dramatically slashed by stairs and escalators, and the whole place glistens slightly, lit dramatically by washes and occasionally spotlights for emphasis.
In the middle of this country's most populated city glistens a jewel known as Central Park.
When the woman emerges from underneath her white drapery, black skin glistens against her white silk nightgown.