Proverbs, Quotes and Sayings on Hygiene

Hygiene is two thirds of health.

Lebanese Proverb

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.

Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956) American journalist, satirist and social critic

Irony is the hygiene of the mind.

Elizabeth Asquith Bibesco (1897-1945) English writer

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 (1926) Indian Spiritual leader

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 (1874-1936) British journalist, novelist and poet

Nine-tenths of our sickness can be prevented by right thinking plus right HYGIENE — nine-tenths of it!

Henry Miller (1891-1980) American author

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 (1953) American actress

The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people, and greatly assists the circulation of their blood.

Logan Pearsall Smith (1865–1946) Anglo-American author

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.

London Sunday Correspondent

Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.

Proverbs 22:6

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