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Of or pertaining to the art of writing in any form or style, most especially published works.

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a good payer is master of another's purse

Literature; Proverbs

Someone who is known to always pay exactly as promised can borrow money from other people at any time.

a good paymaster never wants workmen

Literature; Proverbs

An employer who pays well is never short of staff.

a just war is better than an unjust peace

Literature; Proverbs

Fighting between countries for a fair and good cause is better than no fighting in a situation that is unfair.

a little learning is a dangerous thing

Literature; Proverbs

It may be safer not to learn something at all than to half-learn it.

a man is as old as he feels, and a woman as old as she looks

Literature; Proverbs

This somewhat sexist saying suggests that men age better than women.

a nod is as good as a wink to a blind horse

Literature; Proverbs

A very small hint is enough to convey our meaning. It is not always necessary to say what we want explicitly.

as soon as man is born he begins to die

Literature; Proverbs

The process of dying starts at birth. This saying reminds us of our own mortality, whatever our age.