Quotes by innocence
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American writer 1899-1961
All things truly wicked start from an innocence.
Christian Nevell Bovee
American writer 1820-1904
Every trait of beauty may be referred to some virtue, as to innocence, candor, generosity, modesty, or heroism. St. Pierre To cultivate the sense of the beautiful, is one of the most effectual ways of cultivating an appreciation of the divine goodness.
English novelist, pseudonym of Maria Louise Ramé 1839-1908
To vice, innocence must always seem only a superior kind of chicanery.
British author 1940-1992
Anxiety is the beginning of conscience, which is the parent of the soul but is not compatible with innocence.
English writer 1959-
Art saved me; it got me through my depression and self-loathing, back to a place of innocence.
Being at the center of a film is a burden one takes on with innocence - the first time. Thereafter, you take it on with trepidation.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
French writer 1873-1954
Can it be that chance has made me one of those women so immersed in one man that, whether they are barren or not, they carry with them to the grave the shriveled innocence of an old maid?
French writer and essayist 1913-1960
Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being.
Charles James Fox
British statesman 1749-1806
He that is conscious of guilt cannot bear the innocence of others: So they will try to reduce all others to their own level.
American singer-songwriter 1949-
I can sing very comfortably from my vantage point because a lot of the music was about a loss of innocence, there's innocence contained in you but there's also innocence in the process of being lost.
British Dramatist, Poet 1564-1593
I count religion but a childish toy, and hold there is no sin but innocence.
English poet 1812-1889
Ignorance is not innocence, but sin.
A. E. Housman
British poet 1859-1936
In every American there is an air of incorrigible innocence, which seems to conceal a diabolical cunning.
American academic and author 1926-2003
In former days, everyone found the assumption of innocence so easy; today we find fatally easy the assumption of guilt.Source: Poetic Justice Ch. 2 (1970)
English writer 1904-
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.
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