GIGA THE MOST EXTENSIVE
COLLECTION OF
QUOTATIONS
ON THE INTERNET
Google
Search GIGA
Loading
Home
Page
GIGA
Quotes
Biographical
Name Index
Biographical
Name List
Chronological
Name Index
Topic
List
Reading
List
Site
Notes
Varying Hare
Books
Crossword
Solver
Anagram
Solver
SubAnagram
Solver
TOPICS:          A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z
PEOPLE:    #   A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


CLEANLINESS
[ Also see Apparel Appearance Dirt Fastidiousness Life Purity Water ]

Beauty commonly produces love, but cleanliness preserves it. Age itself is not unamiable while it is preserved clean and unsullied; like a piece of metal constantly kept smooth and bright, we look on it with more pleasure than on a new vessel cankered with rust.
      - Joseph Addison

Cleanliness may be defined to be the emblem of purity of mind.
      - Joseph Addison

For cleanness of body was ever esteemed to proceed from a due reverence to God, to society, and to ourselves.
      - Francis Bacon, Advancement of Learning

He that toucheth pitch shall be defiled therewith; and he that hath fellowship with the proud, shall put on pride.
      - Bible, Ecclesiasticus (Apocrypha)
         (ch. XIII, v. 1)

All will come out in the washing.
  [Sp., Todo saldra en al colada.]
      - Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra),
        Don Quixote (I, 20)   BUY VARYING HARE USED BOOK  

God loveth the clean.
      - Koran, ch. IX

If dirt was trumps, what hands you would hold!
      - Charles Lamb (used pseudonym Elia),
        Lamb's Suppers (vol. II, last chapter)

If you go long enough without a bath, even the fleas will leave you alone.
      - Ernie Pyle

So great is the effect of cleanliness upon man, that it extends even to his moral character. Virtue never dwelt long with filth; nor do I believe there ever was a person scrupulously: attentive to cleanliness, who was a consummate villain.
      - Count Benjamin Thompson Rumford,
        Essays, Political, Economical and Philosophical
         (ch. 3)

I'll follow, as they say, for reward. He that rewards me, God reward him. If I do grow great, I'll grow less; for I'll purge, and leave sack, and live cleanly, as a nobleman should do.
      - William Shakespeare,
        King Henry the Fourth, Part I
         (Falstaff at V, iv)

The doctrines of religion are resolved into carefulness; carefulness into vigorousness; vigorousness into guiltlessness; guiltlessness into abstemiousness; abstemiousness into cleanliness; cleanliness into godliness.
      - The Talmud, Talmud--Division of Mishna

Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run.
      - Mark Twain (pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens),
        A Curious Dream,
        "Facts concerning the Recent Resignation"

Then bless thy secret growth, nor catch
  At noise, but thrive unseen and dumb;
    Keep clean, be as fruit, earn life, and watch,
      Till the white-wing'd reapers come.
      - Henry Vaughan ("The Silurist"),
        The Seed Growing Secretly

Certainly this is a duty, not a sin. "Cleanliness is indeed next to godliness."
      - John Wesley, Sermon (XCII, On Dress)

It's hard to be funny when you have to be clean.
      - Mae West


 WWW.GIGA-USA.COM     Back to Top of Page 
The GIGA name and the GIGA logo are trademarks registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
GIGA-USA and GIGA-USA.COM are servicemarks of the domain owner.
Copyright © 1999-2013 John C. Shepard. All Rights Reserved.
Last Revised: 2013 March 16
Click > HERE < to report errors

Buy a good book from
Varying Hare Books