Hygiene Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old hygiene quotes, hygiene sayings, and hygiene proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Rules governing defecation, hygiene, and pollution exist in every culture at every period in history. It may in fact be the foundation of civilization: What is toilet training if not the first attempt to turn a child into an acceptable member of society? Rose George
Man does not live by soap alone; and hygiene, or even health, is not much good unless you can take a healthy view of it or, better still, feel a healthy indifference to it. Gilbert K. Chesterton
There has to be some kind of personal hygiene bar that a person needs to clear in order for a relationship to be successful. Mallory Ortberg
All mental hygiene is based on the core practice of doing nothing. Most of us are good at wasting time, staring at the wall while telling ourselves we should be working. We call this doing nothing, but our brains are furiously active. We think constantly, and our thinking is often rife with distress. Martha Beck
Since the invention of the flush toilet and the vacuum carpet cleaner, the modern man seems to judge a man's moral standards by his cleanliness, and thinks a dog the more highly civilized for having a weekly bath and a winter wrapper round his belly. Lin Yutang
Cleanliness becomes more important when godliness is unlikely. P. J. O'Rourke
Bath twice a day to be really clean, once a day to be passably clean, once a week to avoid being a public menace. Anthony Burgess
Cutting out bad habits is far more effective than cutting out organs. Herbert M. Shelton
Hygiene is two thirds of health. Proverb
One realizes how we take water for granted and how important it is to have it in order to stay alive. Beyond the drinking of it, let's not forget the hygiene. Kim Basinger
Nine-tenths of our sickness can be prevented by right thinking plus right hygiene -- nine-tenths of it! Henry Miller
The social kiss is an exchange of insincerity between two combatants on the field of social advancement. It places hygiene before affection and condescension before all else. Anonymous
Hygiene is the corruption of medicine by morality. It is impossible to find a hygienist who does not debase his theory of the healthful with a theory of the virtuous. The true aim of medicine is not to make men virtuous; it is to safeguard and rescue them from the consequences of their vices. H. L. Mencken
Irony is the hygiene of the mind. Elizabeth Bibesco
All despotisms should be considered problems of mental hygiene, and all support of censorship should be considered as problems of abnormal psychology. Theodore Schroeder
We must realise that cognitive hygiene is as important subject as oral hygiene for healthy and happy existence. Aditya Ajmera
Although we take it for granted, sanitation is a physical measure that has probably done more to increase human life span than any kind of drug or surgery. Deepak Chopra
Health and disease are the same thing—vital action intended to preserve, maintain, and protect the body. There is no more reason for treating disease than there is for treating health. Herbert M. Shelton
The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people, and greatly assists the circulation of the blood. Logan Pearsall Smith
Good hygiene enhanced sound well-being. Lailah Gifty Akita
Compassion suits our physical condition, whereas anger, fear and distrust are harmful to our well-being. Therefore, just as we learn the importance of physical hygiene to physical health, to ensure healthy minds, we need to learn some kind of emotional hygiene. Dalai Lama
Since the Middle Ages progress in hygiene has been characterized by the conquest of stink. Martin H. Fischer
Logic is the hygiene the mathematician practices to keep his ideas healthy and strong. Hermann Weyl
A genuine smile comes from the heart, but a healthy smile needs good dental care. Wayne Chirisa
Nothing inspires cleanliness more than an unexpected guest. Radhika Mundra
Hygiene sometimes just isn't a priority with some people. So my public health message is basically this — bathe. Cristina Pasa
In order to protect the physical hygiene and mental health of the living, we usually bury the dead. Jose Saramago
What health is to the body, even that is honesty to the soul. Develop your spirit that it may gain strength to control the body and follow the natural laws of nutrition and hygiene. Kemetic Wisdom
To complete your daily mental hygiene, observe any part of you that is upset or anxious, and offer that part of yourself the following simple wishes: 'May you be well. May you be happy. May you be free from suffering.' Repeat this until you actually mean it. Martha Beck
Keep your own house and its surroundings pure and clean. This hygiene will keep you healthy and benefit your worldly life. Sri Sathya Sai Baba
Ya know what I do almost every day? I wash. Personal hygiene is part of the package with me. Jim Carrey
Good grooming and hygiene are essential. It's never too early to start being concerned about your appearance - first impressions are everything. Robert Parish
As we know, menstrual hygiene is an issue women have been facing over the years. It's great that the initiative to provide low-cost sanitary napkins has been undertaken. It is an empowering step for many women. Radhika Apte
Hygiene is going to be a key consumer question post-COVID. Our sanitized stay offerings and commitment towards ensuring minimal contact-based check-in is an important step. Ritesh Agarwal
Practice good personal hygiene. Wash your hands before you eat. Be aware of good clean water and food sources. James Wright
I must go to the washroom. I've shaken a lot of hands. Yann Martel
Time hygiene is about finding more time for ourselves: to think, to do what we like. Jens Martin Skibsted
We spend more and more time at our desks, but we haven't learned to bring the hygiene habits we have at home to the office. Charles Gerba
Being sleep-deprived not only hurts you at work, it hurts your health. You need to value yourself enough to have good sleep hygiene. Marty Nemko
If you go long enough without a bath, even the fleas will leave you alone. Ernie Pyle
Values are related to our emotions, just as we practice physical hygiene to preserve our physical health, we need to observe emotional hygiene to preserve a healthy mind and attitudes. Dalai Lama
Come, Hygiene, goddess of the growing boy, / I here salute thee in Sanatogen! / Anaemic girls need Virol, but for me / Be Scott's Emulsion, rusks, and Mellin's Food, / Cod-liver oil and malt, and for my neck Wright's Coal Tar Soap, Euthymol for my teeth. / Come friends of Hygiene, Electricity / And those young twins, Free Thought and clean Fresh Air: / Attend the long express from Waterloo / That takes us down to Cornwall. John Betjeman
There are those of us who do not choose to live in some huge, wholesome happycamper Disneyland hygiene and pumped-up enthusiasm. Christopher Hitchens
2.5 billion people (roughly two-fifths of the world's population) do not have adequate sanitation according to the United Nations. 6,000 children each day die from unsafe water and sanitation: that is the equivalent of 20 jumbo jets filled with children crashing every day. Brenda Knight
Cleanliness of body was ever esteemed to proceed from a due reverence to God. Francis Bacon
Certainly, this is a duty—not a sin.—Cleanliness is, indeed, next to Godliness. John Wesley
Let thy mind's sweetness have its operation upon thy body, thy clothes, and thy habitation. George Herbert
The consciousness of clean linen is, in, and of itself, a source of moral strength, second only to that of a clean conscience. A well-ironed collar or a fresh glove has carried many a man through an emergency in which a wrinkle or a rip would have defeated him. E. S. Phelps
Even from the body's purity the mind receives a secret sympathetic aid. Thomson
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
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. Addison
Cleanliness may be recommended as a mark of politeness, as it produces affection, and as it bears analogy to purity of mind. As it renders us agreeable to others, so it makes us easy to ourselves. It is an excellent preservative of health; and several vices, destructive both to body and mind, are inconsistent with the habit of it. Addison
Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world. George Bernard Shaw
You come before me this morning with clean hands and clean collars. I want you to have clean tongues, clean manners, clean morals and clean characters. John E. Burns
God looks at the clean hands, not the full ones. Publilius Syrus
Cleanliness is part of glory. Irish Proverb
Hygiene and Cleanliness are part of our religion; it will be really disheartening for a Muslim to be filthy. I must remind this to us; dirtiness is averse to our religion. Sheikh Zakzaky
When you train the teachers to keep clean bodies, teeth, tongue, hair, feet, socks, and armpits, then you have a well-groomed, alert and astute teacher. Janet Museveni
Wellness is multi-faceted. It’s about physical, emotional and spiritual health. Skip Prichard
To keep the body in good health is a duty ... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. Buddha
Good personal hygiene, won't stab me in my sleep. Leo Spitz

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