Innocence Quotes

The little word is has its tragedies; it marries and identifies different things with the greatest innocence; and yet no two are ever identical, and if therein lies the charm of wedding them and calling them one, therein too lies the danger. Whenever I use the word is, except in sheer tautology, I deeply misuse it; and when I discover my error, the world seems to fall asunder and the members of my family no longer know one another.

George Santayana

The only thing I was trying to portray was serenity. Also, innocence, vulnerability and elegance.

Sylvia Kristel

Innocence can be redefined and called stupidity. Honesty can be called gullibility. Candor becomes lack of common sense. Interest in your work can be called cowardice. Generosity can be called soft-headedness, and observe : the former is disturbing

Abraham Maslow

A mind conscious of innocence laughs at the lies of rumor.

Latin Proverb

He that is conscious of guilt cannot bear the innocence of others: So they will try to reduce all others to their own level.

Charles James Fox

We often have need of a profound philosophy to restore to our feelings their original state of innocence, to find our way out of the rubble of things alien to us, to begin to feel for ourselves and to speak ourselves, and I might almost say to exist ourselves.

Georg C. Lichtenberg

Things fall apart; the center cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity

William Butler Yeats

Innocence is the weakest defense. Innocence has a single voice that can only say over and over again, "I didn't do it." Guilt has a thousand voices, all of them lies.

Leonard F. Peltier

But innocence has nothing to dread.

Jean Baptiste Racine

The silence often of pure innocence persuades when speaking fails.”

William Shakespeare

It's innocence when it charms us, ignorance when it doesn't.

Mignon McLaughlin

The silence often of pure innocence Persuades when speaking fails.

William Shakespeare

Every life is march from innocence,through temptation, to virtue or vice.

Lyman Abbott

Unlike any other business in the United States, sports must preserve an illusion of perfect innocence.

Lewis H Lapham

Whoever blushes confesses guilt, true innocence never feels shame.

Jean Jacques Rousseau
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