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10 Cleanliness Quotes

For cleanness of body was ever esteemed to proceed from a due reverence to God, to society, and to ourselves.

Francis Bacon Quotes , Source: Advancement of Learning

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He that toucheth pitch shall be defiled therewith.

Bible Quotes , Source: Ecclesiasticus (ch. XIII, v. 1)

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God loveth the clean.

Koran Quotes , Source: ch. IX

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If dirt was trumps, what hands you would hold!

Charles Lamb (used pseudonym Elia) Quotes , Source: Lamb's Suppers (vol. II, last chapter)

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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 Quotes , Source: King Henry the Fourth, Part I (Falstaff at V, iv)

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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 Quotes , Source: Talmud--Division of Mishna

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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) Quotes , Source: A Curious Dream, "Facts concerning the Recent Resignation"

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Certainly this is a duty, not a sin. "Cleanliness is indeed next to godliness."

John Wesley Quotes , Source: Sermon (XCII, On Dress)

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All will come out in the washing. [Sp., Todo saldra en al colada.]

Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) Quotes , Source: Don Quixote (I, 20)

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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") Quotes , Source: The Seed Growing Secretly

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