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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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appearances are deceptive

Literature; Proverbs

The way something or someone looks from outside may give us the wrong impression.

any port in a storm

Literature; Proverbs

In times of danger, any shelter is better than none. In an emergency, we have to accept whatever solution presents itself (for the time being).

all truths are not to be told

Literature; Proverbs

Some truths are better left unspoken. It is not always necessary to repeat something even though it be true.

all things are difficult before they are easy

Literature; Proverbs

The implication is that we should be patient with learning, and with learners. It takes time to learn to do things. What seems easy to us now may have been difficult at first.

all that glitters is not gold

Literature; Proverbs

The attractive exterior of something is not a good indicator of its real nature. It may look valuable, but not be valuable.

crime doesn't pay

Literature; Proverbs

If you engage in illegal activities, you will not make money in the long run.

all clouds bring not rain

Literature; Proverbs

We can rephrase this: "Not every cloud brings rain." And that's true. Sometimes there are many clouds in the sky, but it doesn't rain. Don't judge things by appearances.