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Don’t judge a book by its cover. [English saying]

The body of Benjamin Franklin, Printer (like the cover of an old book, its contents torn out and stripped of its lettering and gilding), lies here, food for worms; but the work shall not be lost, for it will (as he believed) appear once more in a new and more elegant edition, revised and corrected by the Author. [Benjamin Franklin, Epitaph on Himself]

Here is a book review even shorter than those of our esteemed reviewer:

The covers of this book are too far apart. [A capsule book review attributed to Ambrose Bierce.]

How to get a quote when you absolutely need it:

There’s no way you’re going to get a quote from us to use on your book cover [Metropolitan Police Spokesperson , quoted on the back cover of Wall and Piece by Banksy. Banksy is the pseudonym of a British graffiti artist.]

The English saying is not literally translated into other tongues, but we have sayings like this one:

Caras vemos, corazones no sabemos. [Spanish saying]

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