Innocence in genius, and candor in power, are both noble qualities.
Through our own recovered innocence we discern the innocence of our neighbors.
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.
Innocence is ignorance.
The innocent seldom find an uneasy pillow.
The innocent is the person who explains nothing.
Innocent as a dove you will harm no one,but wise as a serpent no one will harm you.
It is innocence that is full and experience that is empty. It is innocence that wins and experience that loses.
Crime butchers innocence to secure a throne, and innocence struggles with all its might against the attempts of crime.
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.
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.
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