Innocence Quotes

The innocence that feels no risk and is taught no caution is more vulnerable than guilt, and oftener assailed.

Nathaniel Parker Willis

There is an innocence in admiration; it is found in those to whom it has never yet occurred that they, too, might be admired some day.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Innocence about Science is the worst crime today.

Sir Charles Percy Snow

Innocence of heart and violence of feeling are necessary in any kind of superior achievement: The arts cannot exist without them.

Louise Bogan

We each begin in innocence. We all become guilty.

Leonand F. Peltier

Crime butchers innocence to secure a throne, and innocence struggles with all its might against the attempts of crime.

Maximilien Robespierre

It is innocence that is full and experience that is empty. It is innocence that wins and experience that loses.

Charles Peguy

Innocence is ignorance.

Madame Delphine Gay de Girardin

Justice while she winks at crimes, Stumbles on innocence sometimes.

Samuel Butler

Spring passes and one remembers one's innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one's exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one's reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one's perseverance.

Yoko Ono

The major flaw in the American justice system is that appeals focus only on procedural errors, and one's guilt or innocence is never again an issue after the original trial, even if that trial reached the wrong result.

F. Lee Bailey

White and shining virgin of all human virtues, ark of the covenant between earth and heaven, tender and strong companion partaking of the lion and of the lamb, Prayer! Prayer will give you the key of heaven! Bold and pure as innocence, strong, like all that is single and simple, this glorious, invincible Queen rests, nevertheless, on the material world; she takes possession of it; like the sun, she clasps it in a circle of light.

Honor de Balzac

Animals are innocence incarnate. This horse is like an enormous child, and if one wanted to point out life's innocence face to face, one would have to typify, not a little child, but a horse.

Henri Barbusse

A gaudy dress and gentle air May slightly touch the heart; But it's innocence and modesty that polished the dart.

Robert Burns

Remorse is virtue's root; its fair increase Are fruits of innocence and blessedness.

William Cullen Bryant
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