cleanliness is next to godliness

cleanliness is next to godliness

A phrase that strongly encourages and promotes neatness and personal hygiene. My grandmother is always adamant that we wash our hands before every meal because cleanliness is next to godliness.
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Cleanliness is next to godliness.

Prov. It is very important to keep yourself clean. Child: How come I have to take a bath? Mother: Cleanliness is next to godliness. The woman sitting next to me on the bus had obviously never heard that cleanliness is next to godliness.
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cleanliness is next to godliness

Being clean is a sign of spiritual purity or goodness, as in Don't forget to wash your ears-cleanliness is next to godliness. This phrase was first recorded in a sermon by John Wesley in 1778, but the idea is ancient, found in Babylonian and Hebrew religious tracts. It is still invoked, often as an admonition to wash or clean up.
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cleanliness is next to godliness

Physical cleanliness betokens spiritual purity. The idea is an ancient one, found in both Babylonian and Hebrew religious tracts. The precise phrase first appears in a sermon by John Wesley in 1778, which puts it in quotation marks but does not reveal the source. It is much quoted thereafter, by Dickens and Shaw (“Cleanliness which comes next to godliness, if not before it,” Man and Superman, 1903), among others.
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References in classic literature ?
Cleanliness is next to Godliness, and some people do the same by their religion.
Greenness, he said is next to cleanliness, which also points to the saying that cleanliness is next to Godliness in which the Halal Industry is rooted upon.
It is an acceptable fact that cleanliness is next to godliness. This will stave off illnesses and diseases.
After all, Santos said: cleanliness is next to Godliness.
Cleanliness is next to godliness !-- -- Yesterday morning, as I drove to my office, I couldn't help but notice the numerous uncollected garbage bags alongside the streets of Cebu City.
'Cleanliness is next to godliness,' said Barech while addressing a ceremony held in connection with the Global Hand Washing Day at the Balochistan Boy Scouts Association in Quetta on Monday.
BalochistanRuralSupport Programme (BRSP) Chief Executive Officer Nadir Gul Barech has said every year in the province 35, out of 1,000 children, lose their lives before reaching the age of five due to lack of cleanliness."Cleanliness is next to godliness," said Barech while addressing a ceremony held in connection with the Global Hand Washing Day at the Balochistan Boy Scouts Association in Quetta on Monday.
The students during the event carried placards inscribed with slogans 'cleanliness is next to Godliness', 'clean environment for healthy living' 'say no pollution' 'protect the beach' and 'preserve environment' etc.
I remember hearing my mother tell my brothers whenever they didn't want to take a bath, "Cleanliness is next to godliness."
Whether it was our wonderful mums or our remarkable grandmas, nans or nins, they had this energy for life that was clearly passed down from generation to generation, inspired by a common phrase of the day: "Cleanliness is next to godliness."
Cleanliness drive The cleanliness drive was a part of the Swachh Bharat Swachh Vidyalaya Abhiyan, a campaign launched by the Government of India to pay homage to one of Mahatma Gandhi's favourite tenets - 'Cleanliness is next to Godliness', on 2nd October, 2014, the Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
Comment: It's said that cleanliness is next to godliness. What we do know is that good handwashing lessens the spread of disease.
If cleanliness is next to godliness then this must be one of the upper levels of hell.
If cleanliness is next to godliness, then the proper use of sanitation wipes can make the supermarket a piece of heaven on earth--and help set it apart from the other retail channels.