The International Coastal Clean Up event in the Philippines was canceled by local coordinators due to the recent State of Emergency.
In any case, this shouldn’t stop us from cleaning up our respective areas. Some proverbs on cleanliness:
If every man would sweep his own doorstep, the whole city would soon be clean. —Welsh
He who walks in the mud must clean his feet. —African
The wind sweeps the road clean. —Indian
The world is our house. Keep it clean. —Chinese
If you want to sweep the steps clean, start at the top. —Romanian
Cleanliness is half your health. —Czech
The best asset is a clean conscience. —Polish
Clean your own yard first before asking others to clean theirs. —Bosnian
When one hand washes another, both become clean. —Dutch
Clear your heart and mind of negative thoughts. —Kashmiri
He who has to do with what is foul never comes away clean. —Romanian
A silk dress isn’t synonymous with clean undergarments. —Haitian
If the mind is clean, fate is good. —Mongolian
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