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 judgement old
Your answer had not been inscroll'd
Fare you well, your suit is cold.
Panning for gold often results in finding pyrite, nicknamed fool's gold, which reflects substantially more light than authentic gold does. Gold in its raw form appears dull and does not glitter. "Not all that glitters is gold" is an alternative formulation. The inverse of this expression, "All that glitters is gold," is a lyric in the Led Zeppelin song, "Stairway to Heaven", the Smash Mouth song, "All Star" and theDeath in Vegas song, "All That Glitters". It is also used as lyrics in the song "A Guided Masquerade" by Alesana. A variation of the saying is used in Kid Cudi's song "Pursuit of Happiness", in which it goes: "I'm on the pursuit of happiness and I know everything that shine ain't always gonna be gold."