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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Cleanliness
 
  If dirt was trumps, what hands you would hold!
Charles Lamb.    
  1
  Let thy mind’s sweetness have its operation upon thy body, clothes, and habitation.
George Herbert.    
  2
  Cleanliness may be defined to be the emblem of purity of mind.
Addison.    
  3
  Certainly this is a duty, not a sin. “Cleanliness is indeed next to godliness.”
John Wesley.    
  4
        Even from the body’s purity, the mind
Receives a secret, sympathetic aid.
Thomson.    
  5
  For cleanness of body was ever esteemed to proceed from a due reverence to God, to society, and to ourselves.
Bacon.    
  6
  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.
Rumford.    
  7
  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.
Addison.    
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