"I have more than once expressed my conviction that the humanizing influence of habits of cleanliness and of those decent observations which imply self-respec-best, indeed the only foundation of respect for others - has never been sufficiently acted on. A clean, fresh, and well ordered house exercises over its inmates a moral no less than a physical influence, and has a direct tendency to make the members of a family sober, peaceable, and considerate of the feelings and happiness of each other; nor is it difficult to trace a connexion between habitual feeling of this sort and the formation of habits of respect for property, for the laws in general, and even for those higher duties and obligations the observance of which no laws can enforce." (See 878.)