Cleanliness is next to godliness.

Cleanliness is next to godliness.

Cleanliness is next to godliness.

This proverb which insists upon cleanliness as a virtue is one of the proverbs which insist the importance of hygiene in health. A man who is clean in body is mostly clean in heart and is next to god in nature. Cleanliness is very important because it keeps us healthy.

Most of the germs in the world are spread by unclean hands and body. For example there are some diseases which are spread by germs which live in dirt and mud. We travel a lot daily and so we come in contact with these germs. If we fail to wash our hands before food we take these germs into our body and so we acquire some disease. Soon these diseases also spread from us to people who come into contact with us. Thus in not being clean we spread the disease. Similarly by consuming food outside - in places where there are flies we also acquire vector borne disease. So consuming food at clean places is also necessary to keep away from diseases.

Cleanliness is said to be next to Godliness. Godliness means a person with a godly natured person as an embodiment of all virtues. The importance of cleanliness is illustrated by saying it is next only to having good virtues in life. Cleanliness is not only a must for the outer body of a man but is essential for inner soul as well. A person must have the quality of purity and cleanliness as part of his life. Only that man is known the man of character who keeps his image clean.

A Coward dies many times but A valiant only once.

Coward dies many times before their death but the valiant never taste of death but once. In this proverb the word coward means a person who is not brave enough to face the challenges of daily life. They are also afraid of death and they experience death whenever they are in a dangerous situation or in a crisis during their daily life. Fearfulness is the quality of a coward and on the approach of a disaster it should be avoided.

Fearlessness is the characteristic quality of a great hero whereas cowards fear for one or the other reason. Cowards dread on seeing a screen to remain in darkness to meet a distinguished person or other simple situations.

Some of the great men like Alexander The Great, Julius Caesar and the famous sailors like Magellan, Columbus and Vascodagama were men who did not have the fear of the future stopping them from realizing their dreams. They went on in their endeavor to either conquering nations or traveling the vast ocean to discover new nations. This statement itself is from Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar. On 15th March 44 AD Caesar’s wife sees some bad omen and so she implores Caesar not to go to the senate. But Caesar replies that…. Cowards die many times before their death. But the valiant never taste of death but once. He went on to the senate and was murdered there by his senators. Thus brave men never fear to meet death whatever the predictions may be.

Cleanliness is next to godliness.


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