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