Cleanliness Proverbs

Sayings about Cleanliness

A woman who likes to wash will find water. ~ Luxembourg Proverbs

If each person would sweep before his own house, the city would soon be clean.~ Polish Proverbs

Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty. ~ Sicilian Proverb

If you try to cleanse others — just like soap, you will waste away in the process! ~ Malagasy Proverbs

Happiness spring – cleans the heart. ~ Japanese Proverbs

A new broom sweeps clean, but an old broom knows the corners. ~ Virgin Islander Proverb

The world is our house. Keep it clean. ~ Chinese Proverb

The poor are excused from washing with soap. ~ Sudanese Proverbs

If you have escaped the jaws of the crocodile while bathing in the river, you will surely meet a leopard on the way. ~ African Proverb

It is at home, not in public, that one washes his dirty linen. ~ French Proverb

Two is good, one alone cannot wash his back. ~ African Proverb

He who does not regularly put on clean socks will never get used to circus life.~ Chinese Proverb

Bathe other people’s children but don’t wash behind their ears. ~ Creole Proverb (Southern U.S.)

It will all come right in the wash. ~ Traditional Proverb

Even though chickens don’t wash, their eggs are still white. ~ Sierra Leonean Proverbs

Cast no dirt into the well that gives you water. ~ Traditional Proverb

Do not bathe if there is no water. ~ Myanmar Proverb

The remedy for dirt is soap and water. The remedy for dying is living. ~ Chinese Proverb

A bath refreshes the body, tea refreshes the mind. ~ Japanese Proverb

Dirty water cannot be washed. ~ Togolese Proverb

If a child washes his hands he could eat with kings. ~ African Proverb

Don’t even take a bath with fools, because they’ll throw away the soap. ~ Italian Proverbs

Wash your hands in the flowing Ganges. ~ Hindu Proverb

Don’t throw away dirty water before you have more clean water. ~ Danish Proverbs

If the bathroom and a brandy cannot help a man, then death is imminent. ~ Finnish Proverbs

You can wash your body but not your soul. ~ Yiddish Proverb

A dirty soul can be cleansed when one speaks. ~ Kyrgyzstani Proverb

A fool will jump into the bath and forget to wash his face. ~ Yiddish Proverb

Frequent washing makes not the crow whiter. ~ Danish Proverb

Flowing water never gets dirty. ~ Chinese Proverb

No one knows what the dinner was after the plates have been washed. ~ Traditional Proverb

Reproaches are the soap of the heart. ~ Arabian Proverb

When your enemies attack, bathe in their blood. ~ Islamic Proverb

Don’t dirty the place where you have eaten. ~ Malawian Proverb

Smack a tray of water and you get to wash your face. ~ Malay Proverb

The monkey will never wash with the same water twice. ~ Netherlands Antillean Proverb

Blood cannot be washed out with blood. ~ Afghan Proverbs

If you are going to bathe, get thoroughly wet. ~ Malawian Proverb

Indecision is like the stepchild: If he doesn’t wash his hands, he is called dirty; if he does, he is wasting water. ~ Malagasy Proverb

A lot will stick to dirty hands. ~ German Proverbs

An old broom knows the dirty corners best. ~ Irish Proverb

Repentant tears wash out the stain of guilt. ~ Latin Proverbs

You will never drown where you always take a bath. ~ Malian Proverb

Weeping washes the face. ~ Indian Proverbs

If you want to sweep the steps clean, start at the top.~ Romanian Proverbs

The night rinses what the day has soaped. ~ Swiss Proverbs

Salt water and absence wash away love. ~ Traditional Proverb

Clean bodies, pure morals. ~ Hebrew Proverb

Better to wash an old kimono than borrow a new one. ~ Japanese Proverb

Wash your hands often, your feet seldom, and your head never. ~ Traditional Proverb

Who cleans up the dirt washes away happiness. ~ Mongolian Proverb

What soap is for the body, tears are for the soul. ~ Jewish Proverbs

Who bathes his hands in blood will have to wash them with tears. ~ German Proverb

If you want to be dead, wash your head and go to bed. ~ Spanish Proverb

When one hand washes another, both become clean. ~ Dutch Proverbs

Clean your own yard first before asking others to clean theirs.~ Bosnian Proverb

You don’t wash blood away with blood but with water. ~ Turkish Proverb

Cleanliness is the luxury of the poor. ~ Mexican Proverb

One hand washes the other and both wash the face. ~ Greek Proverb

Quotations about Cleanliness

Every man has a right to a Saturday night bath. ~ Lyndon B. Johnson

If you want to have clean ideas, change them as often as your shirt. ~ Francis Picabia

Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine. ~ Thomas Aquinas

Water is life, and clean water means health. ~ Audrey Hepburn

Clean your finger before you point at my spots. ~ Benjamin Franklin

I’m a hard worker. I get my hands dirty. ~ Tori Amos

What is elegance? Soap and water! ~ Cecil Beaton

Soap and water and common sense are the best disinfectants. ~ William Osler

Cleanliness becomes more important when godliness is unlikely. ~ P. J. O’Rourke

Whoso will pray, he must fast and be clean, And fat his soul, and make his body lean. ~ Geoffrey Chaucer

Don’t call the world dirty because you forgot to clean your glasses. ~ Aaron Hill

It’s hard to be funny when you have to be clean. ~ Mae West

God loveth the clean. ~ The Holy Koran

Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world. ~ George Bernard Shaw

Character must be kept bright as well as clean.~ Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield

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

A hearty laugh gives one a dry cleaning, while a good cry is a wet wash.~ Puzant Kevork Thomajan

Cleanliness is the scourge of art. ~ Craig Brown

Those who fight corruption should be clean themselves. ~ Vladimir Putin

There is just something about starting your day with something luxurious like a bath. ~ Erin Heatherton

Whenever someone asks me if I want water with my Scotch, I say I’m thirsty, not dirty. ~ Joe E. Lewis

Cleanliness Proverbs

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