Ein paar saubere Schuhe machen noch lange keine Persönlichkeit
English translation: There's more to a man than the shine on his shoes
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12:44 Mar 13, 2007
German to English translations [PRO] Art/Literary - Idioms / Maxims / Sayings / Proverbs
German term or phrase:Ein paar saubere Schuhe machen noch lange keine Persönlichkeit
Is this actually a set proverb or saying in German? It appears as a heading for a company Corporate design manual and the text goes on to say that a complete image requires more than a logo. I'm not sure whether I should be searching for an equivalent saying in English or whether I should write round it.
The company doesn't make footwear by the way, so that's no help; their field is coatings.