Innocence Quotes

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

Latin Proverb

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

No acquisitions of guilt can compensate the loss of that solid inward comfort of mind, which is the sure companion of innocence and virtue; nor can in the least balance the evil of that horror and anxiety which, in their room, guilt introduces into our bosoms.

Henry Fielding

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

Guilt or innocence becomes irrelevant in the criminal trials as we flounder in a morass of artificial rules poorly conceived and often impossible to apply

Warren E. Burger

Purposes fraught with horror, that shun the light, and contemplate the pollution of innocence are here engendered, and fostered, and reared to maturity.

Charles Brockden Brown

When we take revenge against another, we lose some of our innocence.

Patrice Redd Vecchione

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

Sylvia Kristel

Innocence always calls mutely for protection when we would be so much wiser to guard ourselves against it: innocence is like a dumb leper who has lost his bell, wandering the world, meaning no harm.

Graham Greene

Ignorance is learned; innocence is forgotten.

JosČ BergamĖn

Innocence alone dares commit certain acts of audacity. Virtue, when tutored, is as calculating as vice.

Honore de Balzac

A girl is Innocence playing in the mud, Beauty standing on its head, and Motherhood dragging a doll by the foot

Allan Beck

Through our own recovered innocence we discern the innocence of our neighbors.

Henry David Thoreau

Innocence in genius, and candor in power, are both noble qualities.

Anne Louise Germaine de StaÎl

I think innocence is something that adults project upon children that's not really there.

Donna Tartt

We each begin in innocence.We all become guilty.

Leonard F. Peltier

Ignorance is not innocence but sin.

Robert Browning

Once you start asking questions,innocence is gone.

Mary Astor

People who shut their eyes to reality simply invite their own destruction, and anyone who insists on remaining in a state of innocence long after that innocence is dead turns himself into a monster.

James Baldwin

The essential self is innocent, and when it tastes its own innocence knows that it lives for ever.

John Updike

Nothing looks so like innocence as an indiscretion.

Oscar Wilde

Innocence and mystery never dwell long together.

Madame Suzanne Curchod Necker

Innocence is like polished armor; it adorns and defends.

Bishop Robert South
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