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, which we look on with more pleasure than on a new vessel cankered with rust.
Cleanliness of body was ever esteemed to proceed from a due reverence to God.
Let thy mind's sweetness have its operation upon thy body, thy clothes, and thy habitation.
Phelps, Elizabeth Stuart
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.
Even from the body's purity the mind receives a secret sympathetic aid.
Certainly, this is a duty—not a sin.— Cleanliness is, indeed, next to Godliness.