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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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boys will be boys

Literature; Proverbs

This somewhat humorous saying is often used to excuse male behaviour (of both boys and adult men).

beware the fury of a patient man

Literature; Proverbs

The implication is that the anger of people who are normally slow to anger is, when it eventually comes, terrible.

charity begins at home

Literature; Proverbs

Our first responsibility is to our own family and friends.

cleanliness is next to godliness

Literature; Proverbs

This (humorous) saying suggests that being clean is nearly as good as being godly or very holy.

cold hands, warm heart

Literature; Proverbs

A cool, reserved exterior may hide a kind heart.

comparisons are odious

Literature; Proverbs

Comparison (especially of people) is not productive and can have unpleasant consequences. People should be judged on their own merits.

count your blessings

Literature; Proverbs

Instead of worrying about the problems that we may have, we should think about the good things that we have. We should be grateful for what we have.