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Quotes of the Day for 18 September 2002 – Cleanliness

William Hesketh Lever was born at Bolton, England on this day in 1851. With a local chemist he developed the first soap to be made from vegetable oils, with his younger brother he built a soap-making empire. As he grew wealthy he became a notable philanthropist, and ended up with the grandiose title First Viscount Leverhulme of the Western Isles.

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The quotes:

Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.
     - George Bernard Shaw, 1856 - 1950

I believe in getting into hot water; it keeps you clean.
     - Gilbert Keith Chesterton, 1874 - 1936

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

Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run.
     - Mark Twain, 1835 - 1910

What the country needs is dirtier fingernails and cleaner minds.
     - Will Rogers, 1879 - 1935


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