All that glitters is not gold / All is not lost

Codinome Shlomo

Senior Member
Portuguese (Brazil)
Hello.

Why is the "not" placed after "all" in these two sentences ("All that glitters is not gold" and "All is not lost")? It would make more sense to me, as a Portuguese speaker, if it were placed before: "Not everything that glitters is gold" and "Not everything is lost."

Are there more examples like these, in which "not" is placed after the "all"? Also, how do my examples with the "not" before the "all" sound?

Thank you!
 
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