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Quotes of the Day for 25 January 2002 – Cleanliness

William Colgate was born on this day in 1783. In 1804 he founded the Colgate Soap Company, which is still going strong after almost two centuries. Such is the power of cleanliness, today's theme.

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The quotes:

When you leave New York, you are astonished at how clean the rest of the world is. Clean is not enough.
     - Fran Lebowitz

Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run.
     - Mark Twain

There is a road to freedom. Its milestones are Obedience, Endeavor, Honesty, Order, Cleanliness, Sobriety, Truthfulness, Sacrifice, and love of the Fatherland.
     - Adolf Hitler, 1889 - 1945

Let everyone sweep in front of his own door, and the whole world will be clean.
     - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749 - 1832

When the housewife of 2000 cleans house she simply turns the hose on everything. Why not? Furniture, rugs, draperies, unscratchable floors - all are made of synthetic fabric or waterproof plastic. After the water has run down a drain in the middle of the floor, she turns on a blast of hot air and dries everything.
     - Waldemarr Kaempffert, Popular Mechanics, 1950

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