'All that glisters is not gold,
Often have you heard that told;
Many a man his life hath sold
But my outside to behold:
Gilded tombs do worms infold.
Had you been as wise as bold,
Young in limbs, in judgment old,
Your answer had not been inscroll'd:
Fare you well, your suit is cold.'
Note found by the Prince of Morocco on unlocking the golden casket
From W. Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, Act II, Scene 7