Innocence Quotes

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

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

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.

JosÈ BergamÌn

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

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
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