Quotes About Cleanliness

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Mahatma Gandhi
“I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.”
Mahatma Gandhi

Erma Bombeck
“Cleanliness is not next to godliness. It isn't even in the same neighborhood. No one has ever gotten a religious experience out of removing burned-on cheese from the grill of the toaster oven.”
Erma Bombeck

Terry Pratchett
“Juliet's version of cleanliness was next to godliness, which was to say it was erratic, past all understanding and was seldom seen.”
Terry Pratchett, Unseen Academicals

Tom Robbins
“If by the quarter of the twentieth century godliness wasn’t next to something more interesting than cleanliness, it might be time to reevaluate our notions of godliness.”
Tom Robbins

Erma Bombeck
“There's something wrong with a mother who washes out a measuring cup with soap and water after she's only measured water in it.”
Erma Bombeck

Brian W. Aldiss
“Civilisation is the distance that man has placed between himself and his own excreta.”
Brian W. Aldiss, The Dark Light Years

Michael Bassey Johnson
“A virtuos woman is not moved by big names and flamboyance, but only men of profound wisdom and integrity move her.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Catherine Marshall
“Clean up a pigsty," she commented one evening, "and if the creatures in it still have pig-minds and pig-desires, soon it will be the same old pigsty again.”
Catherine Marshall, Christy

Charles Dickens
“Mrs Joe was a very clean housekeeper, but had an exquisite art of making her clenliness more umcomfortable and unacceptable than dirt itself. Cleanliness is next to godliness, and some people do the same by their religion.”
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

Dejan Stojanovic
“To keep the air fresh among words is the secret of verbal cleanliness.”
Dejan Stojanovic

Elizabeth Goudge
“Cleanliness', chuckled Sir Benjamin, noting his great niece's delighted smile as her eyes rested upon him, 'comes next to godliness, eh, Maria?”
Elizabeth Goudge, The Little White Horse

Amit Ray
“Karma yoga is giving food to the hungry, clothes to the needy, shelter to the homeless, education to the uneducated, medicine to the sick, and trees and cleanliness to the environment.”
Amit Ray, Yoga The Science of Well-Being

Paullina Simons
“Though outwardly Kristina maintained that a clean room was a symptom of a diseased mind (for how could she, while studying the world's greatest thinkers, be bothered with such mundane earthly issues as cleaning?), inwardly she hated untidyness and made a point of spending as little time in the room as possible.”
Paullina Simons, Red Leaves

Agatha Christie
“After all, perhaps dirt isn't really so unhealthy as one is brought up to believe.”
Agatha Christie, Murder in Mesopotamia

“Don't cheat the foundation of a house because you want to save for the roofing for at the end, you will have only roofed rubbles.”
Ikechukwu Izuakor, Great Reflections on Success

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Keep the environment clean and the waters clear as crystal.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Mahatma Gandhi
“ڕێگه‌ ناده‌م كه‌س پياسه‌ بكات له‌ناو مێشكم ، به‌قاچه‌ پيسه‌كانيه‌وه‌”
Mahatma Gandhi

Robin Hobb
“He longed for cleanliness and tidiness: it was hard to find peace in the middle of disorder.”
Robin Hobb, City of Dragons

“Don't only learn from the rich and successful men, also learn from the poor and those that failed woefully, for in their failures lies the secret of success as well.”
Ikechukwu Izuakor, Great Reflections on Success

“A clean house is a sad house.”
Marty Rubin

“Neatness and cleanliness is not a function of how rich or poor you are but that of mentality and principle.”
Ikechukwu Izuakor, Great Reflections on Success

Marie Kondō
“A short time after tidying, their space is a disorganized mess. The cause is not lack of skills but rather lack of awareness and the inability to make tidying a regular habit.”
Marie Kondō, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Let your home be a heavenly paradise.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“Don't sell the warmer for an air conditioner just because its summer, for in winter, you will have to do the reverse.”
Ikechukwu Izuakor, Great Reflections on Success

Dan Groat
“Despite his best efforts, maintaining dignity in a head attached to an unclean body wrapped in unclean garments was a battle that encouraged surrender.”
Dan Groat, Monarchs and Mendicants

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Living in filth is dark doom. The light of awaken leads to cleanliness.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Back in the day, it was either both a mother and her daughter had pubic hair, or the daughter didn’t. Today, in many a case, the mother is the one who doesn’t.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“Some of what we learned early on turned out to be true (the earth is round; if you want a friend be a friend; cleanliness is next to impossible) and some of it turned out to be false (Santa Claus; the Tooth Fairy; Kansas is more fun than Oz).”
Peter McWilliams

“Never forget a man who weathered and rescued you from the storm just because you can see the shores.”
Ikechukwu Izuakor, Great Reflections on Success

Alexander Pushkin
“Rousseau (I’ll note with your permission)
Could not conceive how solemn Grimm
Dared clean his nails in front of him,
The madcap sage and rhetorician.
Champion of rights and liberty,
In this case judged wrong-headedly.
One still can be a man of action
And mind the beauty of one’s nails:
Why fight the age’s predilection?
Custom’s a despot and prevails.”
Alexander Pushkin, Eugene Onegin

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