It's innocence when it charms us, ignorance when it doesn't.
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
When we take revenge against another, we lose some of our innocence.
The silence often of pure innocence Persuades when speaking fails.
But innocence has nothing to dread.
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.
Innocence alone dares commit certain acts of audacity. Virtue, when tutored, is as calculating as vice.
Every life is march from innocence,through temptation, to virtue or vice.
Ignorance is learned; innocence is forgotten.
The innocence that feels no risk and is taught no caution is more vulnerable than guilt, and oftener assailed.
Innocence is like polished armor; it adorns and defends.
To be innocent is to be not guilty; but to be virtuous is to overcome our evil inclinations.
Innocence and mystery never dwell long together.
Nothing looks so like innocence as an indiscretion.
The essential self is innocent, and when it tastes its own innocence knows that it lives for ever.
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.
A mind conscious of innocence laughs at the lies of rumor.
Once you start asking questions,innocence is gone.
The silence often of pure innocence persuades when speaking fails.”
Those who are incapable of committing great crimes do not readily suspect them in others.
Ignorance is not innocence but sin.
We each begin in innocence.We all become guilty.
I think innocence is something that adults project upon children that's not really there.
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